大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
fish
 
eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
 
small; tiny; few; young
fish
 
small; tiny; few; young
fish
 
eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
dried shrimp
trad. (大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米) 蝦米
simp. (大鱼吃小鱼,小鱼吃虾米) 虾米

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

大魚吃小魚,小魚吃蝦米

  1. The weak are the prey of the strong.
    大魚吃小魚小魚吃蝦米蝦米爛泥 [MSC, trad.]
    大鱼吃小鱼小鱼吃虾米虾米烂泥 [MSC, simp.]
    Dà yú chī xiǎo yú, xiǎo yú chī xiāmǐ, xiāmǐ chī lànní. [Pinyin]

Derived terms[edit]