Chinese story-Tian Ji horse racing-tian ji sai ma-田忌赛马Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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During the Warring States Period, the nobles of the State of Qi liked horse racing very much.
Zhàn guó shí qī，qí guó de guì zú hěn xǐ huan sài mǎ，
The king of Qi was no exception. He and General Tian of the State of Qi avoided horse racing.
ér qí wēi wàng yě bù lì wài，tā yù qí guó jiāng jūn tián jì sài mǎ，
Each selected three horses, divided into the top, middle and bottom three classes to race.
gè zì xuǎn chū sān pǐ mǎ，fēn shàng zhōng xià sān gè děng jí jìn xíng sài pǎo。
The result was obvious. King Wei had a strong army,
jié guǒ xiǎn ér yì jiàn，qí wēi wàng bīng qiáng mǎ zhuàng，
A horse of the same rank always wins, and Tian Ji ended up losing.
tòng děng jí de mǎ zǒng néng lüè shèng yī chóu，tián jì zuì zhōng yǐ shī bài shōu chǎng。
Tian Ji refused to accept, but his horse is worse than others, there is no way.
tián jì bù fú guī bù fú，dàn shì zì jǐ de mǎ bǐ rén jia chà，yě shì méi yǒu bàn fǎ de shì qing。
Tian Ji's good friend Sun Bin saw that King Wei's horses were always stronger.
tián jì de hǎo yǒu sūn bìn jiàn qí wēi wàng de mǎ zǒng shì qiáng yī diǎn，
So out of the scheme, let Tian Ji with inferior horses against superior horses;
yú shì chū le jì móu，ràng tián jì yòng xià děng mǎ duì shàng děng mǎ;
A fine horse against a medium; Medium horse against inferior horse.
shàng děng mǎ duì zhōng děng mǎ，zhōng děng mǎ duì xià děng mǎ。
The result was a two-game winning streak after the first rout.
jié guǒ zài dì yī chǎng dà bài zhī hòu jiù lián shèng liǎng chǎng。
The horse is still the same horse,
mǎ hái shi tóng yàng de mǎ，
Just changing the order of play can turn a loser into a winner.
zhǐ shì diào huàn yī xià bǐ sài de chū chǎng shùn xù，jiù néng zhuàn bài wèi shèng。
Tian Ji then told King Wei what had happened, and Sun Bin gained King Wei's appreciation.
zhī hòu tián jì hé qí wēi wàng jiǎng shù le shì qing de jīng guò，ér sūn bìn huò dé le qí wēi wàng de shǎng shí。
The moral of this story is that we should make good use of our strengths to deal with others' weaknesses, so as to win in the competition.
zhè ge gù shi gào su wǒ men:yào shàn yòng zì jǐ de cháng chu qù duì fu bié rén de duǎn chu,zhè yàng cái néng zài jìng jì zhōng huò shèng 。
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