民以食為天

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Chinese[edit]

the people; nationality; citizen
 
to use; according to; so as to
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
eat; food; to feed
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
day; sky; heaven
trad. (民以食為天)
simp. (民以食为天)

Etymology[edit]

From the Book of Han.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

民以食為天

  1. People see food as their primary need.