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三十六计(Thirty-Six Stratagems)

1.瞒天过海 crossing the sea under camouflage2
2.围魏救赵 relieving the state of Zhao by besieging3 the state of Wei
3.借刀杀人 killing4 someone with a borrowed knife
4.以逸待劳 waiting at one's ease for the exhausted5 enemy
5.趁火打劫 plundering6 a burning house
6.声东击西 making a feint to the east and attacking in the west
7.无中生有 creating something out of nothing
8.暗渡陈仓 advancing secretly by an unknown path
9.隔岸观火 watching a fire from the other side of the river
10.笑里藏刀 covering the dagger7 with a smile
11.李代桃僵 palming off substitute for the real thing
12.顺手牵羊 picking up something in passing
13.打草惊蛇 beating the grass to frighten the snake
14.借尸还魂 resurrecting a dead soul by borrowing a corpse
15.调虎离山 luring8 the tiger out of his den
16.欲擒故纵 letting the enemy off in order to catch him
17.抛砖引玉 giving the enemy something to induce him to lose more valuable things
18.擒贼擒王 capturing the ringleader first in order to capture all the followers
19.釜底抽薪 extracting the firewood from under the cauldron
20.混水摸鱼 muddling9 the water to catch the fish; fishing in troubled waters
21.金蝉脱壳 slipping away by casting off a cloak; getting away like the cicada sloughing10 its skin
22.关门捉贼 catching11 the thief by closing / blocking his escape route
23.远交近攻 befriending the distant enemy while attacking a nearby enemy
24.假途伐虢 attacking the enemy by passing through a common neighbor
25.偷梁换柱 stealing the beams and pillars and replacing them with rotten timbers
26.指桑骂槐 reviling/ abusing the locust12 tree while pointing to the mulberry
27.假痴不癫 feigning13 madness without becoming insane
28.上屋抽梯 removing the ladder after the enemy has climbed up the roof
29.树上开花 putting artificial flowers on trees
30.反客为主 turning from the guest into the host
31.美人计 using seductive women to corrupt14 the enemy
32.空城计 presenting a bold front to conceal15 unpreparedness
33.反间计 sowing discord16 among the enemy
34.苦肉计 deceiving the enemy by torturing one's own man
35.连环计 coordinating17 one stratagem1 with another
36.走为上 decamping being the best; running away as the best choice



1 stratagem ThlyQ     
  • Knit the brows and a stratagem comes to mind.眉头一皱,计上心来。
  • Trade discounts may be used as a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty.商业折扣可以用作维护顾客忠诚度的一种竞争策略。
2 camouflage NsnzR     
  • The white fur of the polar bear is a natural camouflage.北极熊身上的白色的浓密软毛是一种天然的伪装。
  • The animal's markings provide effective camouflage.这种动物身上的斑纹是很有效的伪装。
3 besieging da68b034845622645cf85414165b9e31     
包围,围困,围攻( besiege的现在分词 )
  • They constituted a near-insuperable obstacle to the besieging infantry. 它们就会形成围城步兵几乎不可逾越的障碍。
  • He concentrated the sun's rays on the Roman ships besieging the city and burned them. 他把集中的阳光照到攻城的罗马船上,把它们焚毁。
4 killing kpBziQ     
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
5 exhausted 7taz4r     
  • It was a long haul home and we arrived exhausted.搬运回家的这段路程特别长,到家时我们已筋疲力尽。
  • Jenny was exhausted by the hustle of city life.珍妮被城市生活的忙乱弄得筋疲力尽。
6 plundering 765be35dd06b76b3790253a472c85681     
掠夺,抢劫( plunder的现在分词 )
  • The troops crossed the country, plundering and looting as they went. 部队经过乡村,一路抢劫掳掠。
  • They amassed huge wealth by plundering the colonies. 他们通过掠夺殖民地聚敛了大笔的财富。
7 dagger XnPz0     
  • The bad news is a dagger to his heart.这条坏消息刺痛了他的心。
  • The murderer thrust a dagger into her heart.凶手将匕首刺进她的心脏。
8 luring f0c862dc1e88c711a4434c2d1ab2867a     
  • Cheese is very good for luring a mouse into a trap. 奶酪是引诱老鼠上钩的极好的东西。
  • Her training warned her of peril and of the wrong, subtle, mysterious, luring. 她的教养警告她:有危险,要出错儿,这是微妙、神秘而又诱人的。
9 muddling dd2b136faac80aa1350cb5129e920f34     
v.弄乱,弄糟( muddle的现在分词 );使糊涂;对付,混日子
  • Don't do that—you're muddling my papers. 别动—你会弄乱我的文件的。
  • In our company you see nobody muddling along. 在咱们公司,看不到混日子的人。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 sloughing 2c2c21f608857204c9673435a9621606     
v.使蜕下或脱落( slough的现在分词 );舍弃;除掉;摒弃
  • a snake sloughing its skin 正在蜕皮的蛇
  • Only minor sloughing occurred during the earthquake. 在地震时只有小的脱落现象。 来自辞典例句
11 catching cwVztY     
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
12 locust m8Dzk     
  • A locust is a kind of destructive insect.蝗虫是一种害虫。
  • This illustration shows a vertical section through the locust.本图所示为蝗虫的纵剖面。
13 feigning 5f115da619efe7f7ddaca64893f7a47c     
假装,伪装( feign的现在分词 ); 捏造(借口、理由等)
  • He survived the massacre by feigning death. 他装死才在大屠杀中死里逃生。
  • She shrugged, feigning nonchalance. 她耸耸肩,装出一副无所谓的样子。
14 corrupt 4zTxn     
  • The newspaper alleged the mayor's corrupt practices.那家报纸断言市长有舞弊行为。
  • This judge is corrupt.这个法官贪污。
15 conceal DpYzt     
  • He had to conceal his identity to escape the police.为了躲避警方,他只好隐瞒身份。
  • He could hardly conceal his joy at his departure.他几乎掩饰不住临行时的喜悦。
16 discord iPmzl     
  • These two answers are in discord.这两个答案不一样。
  • The discord of his music was hard on the ear.他演奏的不和谐音很刺耳。
17 coordinating fc35d08ba9bb2dcfdc96033a33b9ae1e     
v.使协调,使调和( coordinate的现在分词 );协调;协同;成为同等
  • He abolished the Operations Coordinating Board and the Planning Board. 他废除了行动协调委员会和计划委员会。 来自辞典例句
  • He's coordinating the wedding, and then we're not going to invite him? 他是来协调婚礼的,难道我们不去请他? 来自电影对白