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空城计
Simplified 空城计
Traditional 空城計
Pin Yin
kong1 cheng2 ji4
English
  • empty city strategy (成语 saw), cf Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 playing the guqin 古琴 zither over the open gate to his empty fort, fooling Sima Yi 司馬懿|司马懿 into suspecting an ambush; a bold front hides a weak defense
  • double bluff
Examples:
1. 例如,霸王别姬;空城计;
"the concubine parting from her general who performs a sword dance, in farewell, the general who tricks his opponents by leaving the city gates open and thereby leading them to believe he is more powerful than he is,"
2. 可是我们不能就这么‘空城计’,全走了哇。
But we couldn't all go, leaving no one to keep an eye on things.
3. 当下周仲伟像“空城计”里的诸葛亮似的笑退了那八个代表,就跑到楼下厢房里,再玩弄他的一套“小摆设”。
Having repulsed the eight delegates, he now hurried back downstairs to the side-room where he had been playing with his "models."
4. 鸿渐摆空城计道:“你心里明白,不用我说。”
Hung-chien bluffed, "You know perfectly well yourself without my telling you."
5. 鸿渐给酒摆布得失掉自制力道:“反正你会摆空城计。”
Under the influence of alcohol, Hung-chien had lost his self-control, as he blurted out, "Anyway, you could always pull the 'empty-town bluff.'"
6. 我们不能搞“空城计”。
We can't leave no one to keep an eye on things.