苦肉計

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
にく
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
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Noun[edit]

苦肉計 (hiragana くにくけい, romaji kunikukei)

苦肉計 (hiragana くにくのけい, romaji kuniku no kei)

  1. the ruse of inflicting an injury upon oneself to win the trust of one's enemy (one of the Thirty-Six Stratagems of ancient China)

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Etymology[edit]

From 苦肉 ("bitter meat") +  ("strategy, ruse").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

苦肉計

  1. the ruse of inflicting an injury upon oneself to win the trust of one's enemy (one of the Thirty-Six Stratagems)