弱肉強食

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Chinese[edit]

 
weak; feeble; young; inferior
meat; flesh
 
strength; force; power; powerful; better
 
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
trad. (弱肉強食)
simp. (弱肉强食)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: weak (is the) meat, strong eats (the meat); if you are weak, you are the meat; if you are strong, you eat the meat

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

弱肉強食

  1. survival of the fittest, law of the jungle

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゃく
Grade: 2
にく
Grade: 2
きょう
Grade: 2
しょく
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

弱肉強食 (hiragana じゃくにくきょうしょく, romaji jakuniku kyōshoku)

  1. law of the jungle