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ID: 1883V Upper-Intermediate
If you've been to China, you've probably seen locals engaged in one of the Middle Kingdom's favorite pastimes, mahjong. The unrecognizable tiles and rules may be intimidating at first, but with today's ChinesePod lesson, you'll be ready to jump right in. However, we don't guarantee you'll be beating any elderly Chinese veterans any time soon! You can also find this video lesson on both Tudou and Vimeo!
Tue Mar 06 2012 | Jenny, John
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|打麻将||dǎ májiàng||to play mahjong|
|三缺一||sānquēyī||three missing one|
|洗牌||xǐpái||shuffle cards, mix tiles|
ài ，Jiājia ，lái dǎ májiàng ba ！
Hi, Jia Jia. Come play mahjong!
bù lái le 。míngtiān hái yào shàngbān ne 。
I can't. I have to work tomorrow.
āiyōu ，wǒmen sānquēyī 。nǐ lái ba ！dǎ yīhuǐr jiù zǒu 。
Argh, we have three and just need one more. Come! Just play a bit and then go.
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