兵 bīng soldier / troops
量词 Measure words: 个
水平 Level: 初等 Beginning (HSK 2)
lì bīng mò mǎ
to get ready for battle
Qíguài de yìjiàn yě zài zhèlǐ kěyǐ tīng dào, xiàng bǎ hǎibiān shàng dōu xiū shàng dà qiáng, jiù zúyǐ dǎng zhù yáng bīng shàng àn.
Strange ideas can also be heard here, such as, the building of a wall around the entire coastline being sufficient to prevent foreign troops stepping ashore.
Source: Teahouse by Lao She 老舍茶馆
Zhào Jiǎnzǐ jǔ bīng ér gōng qí, lìng jūn zhōng yǒu gǎn jiàn zhě zuì zhì sǐ.
Zhao Jianzi raised an army to attack the State of Qi. He ordered complaining amongst the soldiers to be punished as a crime by execution.
Source: 刘向 Liu Xiang (79—8 BCE)
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