攻其無備,出其不意

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Chinese[edit]

to attack; to accuse; to study
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
 
‑less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
to prepare; get ready; to provide or equip
 
to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; (a measure word for dramas, plays, or operas)
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
not; no; (negative prefix)
 
idea; meaning; wish; desire; (abbr.) Italy
trad. (攻其無備,出其不意)
simp. (攻其无备,出其不意)

Etymology[edit]

From: The Art of War, by Sunzi ("Laying Plans, Number 24")

Literally: Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

攻其無備,出其不意

  1. catch somebody unawares