Japanese Word Entry

優勝劣敗
Kana:ゆうしょうれっぱい
Definition: survival of the fittest

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Chinese characters used in this word

tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness, superior, excellent
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄡ (yōu)
Cantonese: jau1
Japanese: ユウ、 ウ / やさ.しい、 すぐ.れる、 まさ.る、 わざおぎ
Korean:
Vietnamese: ưu
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victory, win, prevail, excel, be better than
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄥˋ (shèng), ㄕㄥ (shēng)
Cantonese: sing1, sing3
Japanese: ショウ / か.つ、 -が.ち、 まさ.る、 すぐ.れる、 たえる
Korean:
Vietnamese: thắng, thăng
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inferiority, be inferior to, be worse, bad, inferior, slightly
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧㄝˋ (liè)
Cantonese: lyut3
Japanese: レツ / おと.る
Korean: 렬, 열
Vietnamese: liệt

failure, defeat, reversal, be defeated, decline, fail
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄞˋ (bài)
Cantonese: baai6
Japanese: ハイ、 バイ / やぶ.れる、 やぶる
Korean:
Vietnamese: bại
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