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A Bad Hand at Mahjong
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ID: 2738 Upper Intermediate
You can't be a student of the Chinese language and not know how to play mahjong. Listen to four friends play mahjong and learn some key mahjong terms and some very useful phrases about luck.
Wed Jul 29 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|把||bǎ||a hand (at mahjong)|
|说大话||shuō dàhuà||to talk big|
The one of circles!
yìtǒng shì ba ？hú le ！
You mean the one of dots? I win this hand!
shénme ？tài xiémén le ，nǐ hú wǒ sān bǎ le ！báibǎn nǐ yě hú ，dàbǐng nǐ yě hú ，nǎyǒu zhèzhǒng shì ？
What? I smell a rat, you've won three hands! You won with white dragons and with the one of dots. How is that possible?
Lǎo Lǐ ā ，nǐ cóng dì yī bǎ zìmō yǐhòu jiù yìzhí fàngpào ，yào bú yào xià zhuō xiūxi yíxià ？
Lao Li, your discards have been helping people win hands since the first self-pick. Do you want to leave the table for a while to rest?
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