人為財死,鳥為食亡

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man; person; people
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
 
money; wealth; riches
money; wealth; riches; property; valuables
 
to die; impassable; uncrossable
to die; impassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
bird
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
 
eat; food; to feed
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
to die; to perish
trad. (人為財死,鳥為食亡)
simp. (人为财死,鸟为食亡)

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人為財死,鳥為食亡

  1. men would die in pursuit of wealth just like how birds would die in pursuit for food; human beings would sacrifice even their lives in pursuit of wealth