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Published: Dec 02, 2020 07:03 PM
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Chinese chess/ 象棋/ (xiànɡ qí) 

A: Do you like to play chess often?

你平时喜欢下棋吗?

(nǐ pínɡshí xǐhuān xiàqí ma?)

B: I really like it. I often meet with friends to play Gomoku and Aeroplane Chess. 

非常喜欢,我经常约朋友下五子棋还有飞行棋。

(fēichánɡ xǐhuān, wǒ jīnɡchánɡ yuē pénɡyǒu xià wǔzǐqí háiyǒu fēixínɡqí. )

A: I'm sure you've heard of Chinese chess?

中国的象棋想必你也听说过吧?

(zhōnɡɡuó de xiànɡqí xiǎnɡbì nǐyě tīnɡshuō ɡuòbā?)

B: Yup. But I heard that it is really difficult, especially for beginners. You have to pay attention to the basic rules like how players' generals are not able to be on the same line. I'm still getting familiar with the basic rules. 

是的,但是据说很难,尤其是对初学者,要注意基本规则,比如双方的将帅不能在一条直线上,我最近就在熟悉基本规则的阶段。

(shìde, dànshì jùshuō hěnnán, yóuqí shì duì chūxuézhě, yàozhùyì jīběnɡuīzé, bǐrú shuānɡfānɡ de jiānɡshuài bùnénɡzài yītiáo zhíxiàn shànɡ,wǒ zuìjìn jiùzài shúxī jīběnɡuīzéde jiēduàn.)

A: Yeah. Chinese chess has a chess manual. Many manuals require a lot of time for you to familiarize yourself with them. There are also endgame breakthroughs and classic tactics, such as "linked horses" and others. Once you've learned them, we can play Chinese chess. 

是的,象棋有棋谱,很多棋谱需要大量的时间去熟悉,还有残局的破解和一些经典的战术,比如连环马等等。等你学会了我们就可以一起下象棋了。

(shìde, xiànɡqí yǒuqípǔ,hěnduō qípǔ xūyào dàliànɡde shíjiān qù shúxī, háiyǒu cánjúde pòjiě hé yīxiē jīnɡdiǎn de zhànshù, bǐrú liánhuán mǎ děnɡděnɡ. děnɡ nǐxué huìle wǒmén jiù kěyǐ yīqǐ xiàxiànɡqí le.)

B: That sounds great. I am still learning the rules. 

好啊。我还在学习这些基本的规则。

(hǎoā.wǒháizài xuéxí zhèxiē jīběn de ɡuīzé.)

llustrations: Liu Xidan/GT






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