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I am reading a novel and I have encountered this word "绝地", I thought the author made a mistake at first and meant "觉得" but I have been seeing "绝地" pop up more and more often, this leads me to believe that it is not a mistake. I tried searching up on baidu what "绝地" means, and it means "Jedi" from Star Wars but it can also mean "desperate, dangerous, dilemma". But when I try to use either definition of the word, it just doesn't make sense to me.

Here is a sentence from the novel I'm reading: 猪哥卧龙娴熟而精炼的,将绝地反击的战术策略一一解释了出来。

Could anybody informe me what "绝地" is referring to in this context/in general.

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绝 itself can mean the end of something, 地 can mean a situation. "绝地" (jué dì) can mean a desperate situation, or a situation where there is no hope of escape, survival. Here are 2 examples:

1.这个公司有大量的负债,正在绝地之中。

This company is in debt and is in a desperate situation.

2.大部分的人喜欢能在绝地成功的英雄。

Most people like hero who can survive and succeed in desperate situations.

Hope this can help.

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绝 can use to express despair, loss/giving up hope (绝望), in the same vein, 绝地 means "a dangerous place" or "a place with no-way-out".

绝地反击的战术 - a waring strategy that put oneself in a no-way-out/no-return situation, then fight back (the enemy).

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means too bad, "绝地反击" is an idiom.

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It's also a translation of Jedi, i.e. 绝地武士 == Jedi Knights.

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The origin of 绝地 comes from 孙子兵法, which means the place where the army would fail definitively.

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in a hopeless and helpless situation.

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  • I do not understand why this is downvoted.
    – Xiaoge Su
    Commented Aug 9, 2023 at 21:40
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猪哥卧龙娴熟而精炼的,将绝地反击的战术策略一一解释了出来。in here “绝地” = no way to escape “绝地反击” = because no way to escape so need fights back with all his strength

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A state on the verge of collapse.It's desperate, but if anyone can summon the courage to overcome difficulties, we all think that kind of person is a worthy warrior.

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