Chinese Word Entry

優勝劣汰

Simplified Chinese form: 优胜劣汰

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄧㄡ ㄕㄥˋ ㄌㄧㄝˋ ㄊㄞˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): yōu shèng liè tài
Cantonese (Jyutping): jau1 sing3 lyut3 taai3
Definition: survival of the fittest (idiom)

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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
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

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
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

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

washing, sieving, filtering, weeding out, luxury, excessive, scour, wash out
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄞˋ (tài)
Cantonese: taai3
Japanese: タ、 タイ / おご.る、 にご.る、 よな.げる
Korean:
Vietnamese: thái, thải, vè, thảy