032 poker

Y: Patrick, I'm bored.

P: I have an idea. Let's watch the poker tournament on TV!

Y: Poker tournament?

P: Yeah, poker tournament.

Y: I know poker, 扑克牌。 可是我只听说过poker face, 没听过还有poker tournament扑克牌比赛。

P: Oh Let me tell you, it's really exciting.

See, that guy was just dealt a really good hand.

Y: A good hand? 一只好手? Let me see your hands, which one is the good hand?

M: No, your hand is the set of card that you are given. If you have good cards you have a good hand, and bad cards are a bad hand.

Y: 有一手好牌就是 have a good hand。

P: Yes, and in fact you can use that expression in other situations. You can say you were dealt D-E-A-L-T, a good hand when you are put in a good situation, and a bad hand for a bad situation.

Y: 那我可以说今天,I was dealt a very bad hand.

P: Why?

Y: Because I have to watch poker on TV with you.

P: In that case you were dealt a fantastic hand!

Also, when a player has a hand that puts them at a big advantage, you can say that they are holding all the cards.

Y: I see. 因为是在你的公寓,所以你觉得you are holding all the cards,看什么节目就要听你的。

M: See, you're catching on! You are learning all the useful poker terms! Isn't poker fun?

Y: Fun 你个头! If you don't change the channel, I'm going home.

M: No way, you're bluffing. Bluffing is when you pretend that you have a good hand, even though you don't. In everyday use, bluffing is pretending you will do something that you won't.

Y: You think I'm bluffing? 只是在吓唬你? I'm leaving, see you tomorrow!

M: Wait, you're really leaving? No, stop! I'll change the channel! OK, you are holding all the cards! You can do whatever you want! Please stay.