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03:30 Mar 8, 2007
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Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Chinese term or phrase: 养兵千日用兵一时
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H. J. Zhang
Local time: 17:41
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1maintain an army for a thousand days to use it for a moment.
Julia Zou
3soliders are trained for years to fight for a crucial moment
licullen
3Just the very time to test/practice the long army training
chinesetrans


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
maintain an army for a thousand days to use it for a moment.


Explanation:
1.Maintain an army for a thousand days to use it for a moment.
2.Armies are to be maintained in the course of long years, but to be used in the nick of time.

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hzdaily.hangzhou.com.cn/dskb/html/2006-12/15/content_1621978.htm

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-08 04:59:52 GMT)
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61.185.224.141/jpkc/xxyd-hanyuxiyuyingyi.htm

Julia Zou
China
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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1 day3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Just the very time to test/practice the long army training


Explanation:
This prhase stress the second part ( the orginal shall have a comment in the middle 养兵千日,用兵一时). Any translation focusing on the second is just to the core.

chinesetrans
Netherlands
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3 days23 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
soliders are trained for years to fight for a crucial moment


Explanation:
My version for your reference

licullen
Canada
Local time: 06:41
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