Qīngqing: Lètòu zuótiān kāijiǎng, nǐ zhòngle ma?
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Huáhua: Rúguǒ zhòngle, wǒ jīntiān jiù búhuì lái shàngbānle. Nǐ ne?
Qīngqing: Yě dōu gàngguī la!búguò, wǒ de guāguālè zhòng le liǎngqiānkuài ne!
Huáhua: Hěn búcuò a! Kě ná dào liǎngqiān, búyòng bèi kòu bǎifēnzhī èrshí de shuì.
Qīngqing: Yàoshì néng zhòng dàjiǎng, wǒ níngyuàn bèi kòushuì, hāhāhā!
Huáhua: Zhège yuè Tǒngyī fàpiào yě kāijiǎng, zhù nǐ hǎoyùn!
Qingqing: The lottery was drawn yesterday. Did you win?
Huahua: If I had won, I wouldn’t have come to work today. How about you?
Qingqing: Me neither, but I won NT$2,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket!
Huahua: Congratulations! You get to keep the full NT$2,000 without having to pay 20% tax.
Qingqing: If I were to win the big prize, I wouldn’t mind the tax deduction. Hahaha!
Huahua: The Uniform Invoice lottery will also be drawn this month. Good luck!
1. 開獎 (kāijiǎng) lottery draw
2. 槓龜 (gàngguī) fail to win the lottery
3. 刮刮樂 (guāguālè) scratch-off lottery ticket (Taiwan)
4. 扣 (kòu) to deduct
5. 百分之 (bǎifēnzhī) percent, percentage
6. 稅 (shuì) tax
7. 寧願 (níngyuàn) rather than, would rather
8. 統一發票 (Tǒngyī fàpiào) Uniform Invoice
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