成者為王,敗者為寇

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Chinese[edit]

 
finish; complete; accomplish; become; turn into; win; succeed; one tenth
-ist, -er (person); person (who does sth)
 
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
king; Wang (proper name) be defeated; to defeat; loss -ist, -er (person); person (who does sth)
 
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
bandit
trad. (成者為王,敗者為寇)
simp. (成者为王,败者为寇)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: He who wins becomes king while he who loses becomes a bandit. The words are talking about something men called justice. The right of defining what the justice is belongs to the man who wins.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

成者為王,敗者為寇

  1. The spoils go to the victor.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually used in politics.