相依為命

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Chinese[edit]

to depend on each other; to be interdependent
 
because of; for; to
because of; for; to; act as; take...to be; to be; to do; to serve as; to become
life; fate
trad. (相依為命) 相依
simp. (相依为命) 相依
alternative forms 相須為命相须为命
相倚為命相倚为命
相與為命相与为命

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

相依為命

  1. to depend on each other for survival; to rely on one another for life

Usage notes[edit]

Usually said of siblings whose parents have deceased, or a parent and a child when the other parent is no longer around, etc.