Japanese Word Entry

弱肉強食
Kana:じゃくにくきょうしょく
Definition: survival of the fittest, the law of the jungle, the weak are meat the strong do eat

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Chinese characters used in this word

weak, frail, fragile, delicate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄨㄛˋ (ruò)
Cantonese: joek6
Japanese: ジャク、 ニャク / よわ.い、 よわ.る、 よわ.まる、 よわ.める
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhược

meat, flesh, KangXi radical 130
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄡˋ (ròu), ㄖㄨˋ (rù)
Cantonese: juk6
Japanese: ニク、 ジュウ / しし
Korean: 육, 유
Vietnamese: nhục, nhụ, nậu
Variants
Semantic variant form:

strong, powerful, energetic
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄤˊ (qiáng), ㄐㄧㄤˋ (jiàng), ㄑㄧㄤˇ (qiǎng)
Cantonese: goeng6, koeng4, koeng5
Japanese: キョウ、 ゴウ / つよ.い、 つよ.まる、 つよ.める、 し.いる、 こわ.い
Korean:
Vietnamese: cường, cưỡng, càng, cướng, cượng, gàn, gàng, gắng, gương, gượng, ngượng, càng
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Semantic variant forms:

eat, food, meal, KangXi radical number 184
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˊ (shí), ㄙˋ (sì), ㄧˋ (yì)
Cantonese: ji6, sik6, zi6
Japanese: ショク、 ジキ、 シ / く.う、 く.らう、 た.べる、 は.む
Korean: 식, 사
Vietnamese: thực, tự
Variants
Semantic variant form: