Nihongo no Benkyou

By Alexis Franks

Today’s Topic: 日本の諺
Romaji: にほんのことわざ
Translation: Japanese proverb

Japanese: 弱肉強食。
Romaji: Jaku niku kyou shoku.
Literal meaning: Weak, meat; strong, eat.
Closest English equivalent: It’s a dog-eat-dog world.

VOCABULARY BUILDER

Japanese: 弱
Kana: じゃく
Translation: weak
Also read as: 弱い (よわい)

Japanese: 肉
Kana: にく
Translation: meat

Japanese: 強
Kana: きょう
Translation: strong
Also read as: 強い (つよい)

Japanese: 食
Kana: しょく
Translation: eat
Also read as: 食べる (たべる) (to eat)