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Synonyms for 'Trick'

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ID: QW0427 Upper-Intermediate
  In this Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Qing Wen, we discuss the different ways to say "tricks" or "schemes" by looking at sentences using 名堂 (míngtáng),花招(huāzhāo),and 手段 (shǒuduàn).
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名堂(事物的名称;事情;状况;道理)
míngtang (shìwù de míngchēng ;shìqing ;zhuàngkuàng ;dàolǐ )
name of items; things; a situation; an argument
河上一只不知道名堂的水鸟开始呱呱叫。
hé shàng yī zhī bù zhīdào míngtang de shuǐ niǎo kāishǐ guāguājiào 。
An unknown bird starts tweeting on the river.
这玩意儿什么名堂,我看不出来。
zhè wányìr shénme míngtang ,wǒ kàn bùchūlái 。
What's this thingamajig? I can't tell.
我们讨论了很久,还是没有讨论出个名堂来。
wǒmen tǎolùn le hěnjiǔ ,háishì méiyǒu tǎolùn chū gè míngtang lái 。
We've discussed this for so long, and yet we still can't come up with a worthwhile conclusion.
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