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    anyone who knows mandarin (chinese language), could you help me please translate the bold sentence in your own version.

    两人双掌相交,竟没半点声息,身子都晃了两晃。
    郭靖退后三步,金轮国师却稳站原地不动。
    他本力远较郭靖为大、功力也深,掌法武技却颇有不及。郭靖顺势退后,卸去敌人的猛劲,以免受伤。金轮国师却极为好胜,强自硬接了这一招,忍着胸口隐隐作痛,竟 凝立不动。

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    He has greater strength (than GJ) and also deep inner power, but is not at GJ level in terms of palm techniques and martial arts skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuxiaMaster View Post
    He has greater strength (than GJ) and also deep inner power, but is not at GJ level in terms of palm techniques and martial arts skills
    thanks.

    isnt that debatable? Guo Jing with 9-Yin cannot match Jinlun Guoshi in term of strength? or Strength and inner energy are two different things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
    thanks.

    isnt that debatable? Guo Jing with 9-Yin cannot match Jinlun Guoshi in term of strength? or Strength and inner energy are two different things?
    Good question. Inner energy may refer to inner strength. There is outer strength. https://coachcampus.com/coach-portfo...0and%20support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuxiaMaster View Post
    He has greater strength (than GJ) and also deep inner power, but is not at GJ level in terms of palm techniques and martial arts skills
    Is this a reference to the Golden Wheel Monk at the time of the Heroes' Conference at Luk Manor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    Is this a reference to the Golden Wheel Monk at the time of the Heroes' Conference at Luk Manor?
    yes, the first time they met

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
    anyone who knows mandarin (chinese language), could you help me please translate the bold sentence in your own version.

    两人双掌相交,竟没半点声息,身子都晃了两晃。
    郭靖退后三步,金轮国师却稳站原地不动。
    他本力远较郭靖为大、功力也深,掌法武技却颇有不及。郭靖顺势退后,卸去敌人的猛劲,以免受伤。金轮国师却极为好胜,强自硬接了这一招,忍着胸口隐隐作痛,竟 凝立不动。
    We had this debate over the Li Mochou more internal energy than post HIS YG in the other thread over the proper translation of 功力. While I was one of those that took it as 'internal energy', the proper translation can mean 'level of skill'.

    But in this case, it wasnt said that his 功力 was higher than GJ, just that his 功力 was deep.
    Its BIxie Jianfa Gawdammit you guys!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    We had this debate over the Li Mochou more internal energy than post HIS YG in the other thread over the proper translation of 功力. While I was one of those that took it as 'internal energy', the proper translation can mean 'level of skill'.

    But in this case, it wasnt said that his 功力 was higher than GJ, just that his 功力 was deep.
    how about 本力 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
    how about 本力 ?
    Natural/innate strength/skill
    Its BIxie Jianfa Gawdammit you guys!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    Natural/innate strength/skill
    That mean physical strength ❔❔❔❔

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Eccentric View Post
    That mean physical strength ❔❔❔❔
    mandarin word really has a vast meaning, can be translated to multiple english word, which sometimes make confusion , that's why i created this thread , to ask opinion and translation version by a few people who know mandarin language.

    let's say the true meaning of 本力 is physical strength like you said , and physical strength and inner energy are two different thing, is there any example in JY's story that someone who has better physical strength but lower inner energy can win an exchange palm vs someone who has deeper inner energy but weak physcal strength?

    and not to forget that Guo Jing's physical body is sturdy, solid built , while Jinlun is said to be Thin, skinny middle-aged monk (est. 20 years older than GJ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
    mandarin word really has a vast meaning, can be translated to multiple english word, which sometimes make confusion , that's why i created this thread , to ask opinion and translation version by a few people who know mandarin language.

    let's say the true meaning of 本力 is physical strength like you said , and physical strength and inner energy are two different thing, is there any example in JY's story that someone who has better physical strength but lower inner energy can win an exchange palm vs someone who has deeper inner energy but weak physcal strength?

    and not to forget that Guo Jing's physical body is sturdy, solid built , while Jinlun is said to be Thin, skinny middle-aged monk (est. 20 years older than GJ?)
    JLFW just like his pupil Derba "skinny but fierce" so there is not surprised at all if he have very powerful "raw power" compared with GJ though have solid statue but never learn/train how to maximize his herculean strength with profound inner inergy..

    JLFW
    Inner power 100
    Physical power 100
    Output 100

    GJ
    Inner power 100
    Physical power 85
    Output 90

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