大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: The big fish eat the little fish, and the little fish eat small shrimps.

Proverb[edit]

大魚吃小魚小魚吃蝦米 (traditional, Pinyin dà yú chī xiǎo yú, xiǎo yú chī xiāmǐ, simplified 大鱼吃小鱼,小鱼吃虾米)

  1. The weak are the prey of the strong.
    大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米蝦米爛泥.

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