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Survival of the Fittest

China shì zhě shēng cún
Japan teki sha sei zon
Survival of the Fittest Wall Scroll

適者生存 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for "survival of the fittest."

The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.

Meaning: Survival of the fittest
China ruò ròu qiáng shí
Japan jaku niku kyoo shoku
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat. Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Chinese proverb literally means, "The weak are meat; the strong eat" or "The weak are prey to the strong."

The closest English version is, "Survival of the fittest." It also fits with the ideas of, "predatory behavior," or "The law of the jungle."


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

弱肉強食


弱肉强食

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Mandarin ruò ròu qiáng shí / ruo4 rou4 qiang2 shi2
Taiwan jo jou ch`iang shih / jo jou chiang shih
Japanese jakunikukyoushoku / jakunikukyoshoku じゃくにくきょうしょく
Chinese lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom); fig. predatory behavior; the law of the jungle
Japanese (yoji) survival of the fittest; the law of the jungle; the weak are meat the strong do eat
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The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.

適者生存


适者生存

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Mandarin shì zhě shēng cún / shi4 zhe3 sheng1 cun2
Taiwan shih che sheng ts`un / shih che sheng tsun
Japanese tekishaseizon / tekishasezon てきしゃせいぞん
Chinese survival of the fittest
Japanese (yoji) survival of the fittest
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Survival of the Fittest

優勝劣汰


优胜劣汰

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Mandarin yōu shèng liè tài / you1 sheng4 lie4 tai4
Taiwan yu sheng lieh t`ai / yu sheng lieh tai
Chinese survival of the fittest (idiom)

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優勝劣敗


优胜劣败

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Mandarin yōu shèng liè bài / you1 sheng4 lie4 bai4
Taiwan yu sheng lieh pai
Japanese yuushoureppai / yushoreppai ゆうしょうれっぱい
Chinese see 優勝劣汰|优胜劣汰[you1 sheng4 lie4 tai4]
Japanese (yoji) survival of the fittest

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Survival of the Fittest 適者生存
适者生存
teki sha sei zon
tekishaseizon
shì zhě shēng cún
shi4 zhe3 sheng1 cun2
shi zhe sheng cun
shizheshengcun
shih che sheng ts`un
shihcheshengtsun
shih che sheng tsun
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat. 弱肉強食jaku niku kyoo shoku
jakunikukyooshoku
jaku niku kyo shoku
jakunikukyoshoku
ruò ròu qiáng shí
ruo4 rou4 qiang2 shi2
ruo rou qiang shi
ruorouqiangshi
jo jou ch`iang shih
jojouchiangshih
jo jou chiang shih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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