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孫子 Sun Zi Quotation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wans Apr 16, 2016. 7 Replies

From chapter 3 of an English translation of Sun Zi's Art of War is this quotation:     "What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."I think that is a translation of this…Continue


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At 4:19am on April 16, 2016, Wans said…

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Since this is old Chinese which is very concise. You have to add functional word . 兵 is better to be translated as "army" here. Between 伐 and  謀(strategy), we need to use a function word "with". The sentence means: Superior army (should) attack with strategy (or brain instead of fierce physical fight).


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