- 胜败乃兵家常事 [shèng bài nǎi bīng jiā cháng shì]
- In war sometimes there is victory and sometimes loss, and it does not matter.; Both victory and defeat are common for the soldier.; Defeats or victories are ordinary things to a general.; For a military commander, winning or losing a battle is a common occurrence.; Victory and defeat are both common in battle.; Victory and failure are common things among soldiers.