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013 Betting on Horse Racing

P: Hey, Yang Chen, Can I borrow a few bucks? Y: Borrow money? 当然没问题。But why? P: I put all my money down on the horse race, but the horse I bet on didn't win. Y: Betting on horse racing, 赌马? Hey, young man, you really shouldn't gamble. P: You sound like my mother. Well, I usually don't bet on horse racing; but this time I figured if I made a bet on this horse, I'd have a very good shot at making some money, Yang Chen. Y: 你为什么觉得自己have a very good shot赢钱的机率很大? P: The horse I bet on has won two races, so I thought it would be a safe bet. I don't want to lose my money. Y: A safe bet, 保险的赌注? Hahaha, 真好笑。If you gamble, you have to take chances. 敢于冒险。 P: I guess so. Y: 你看我, I placed my money on the dark horse. 那匹本来不被人看好的黑马,结果我赢了一大笔。 P: Oh - wait a minute, you bet on horse racing too? I thought you were against any form of betting or gambling. Y: 小声点。小心别人听见。 P: OK. I will tell people you didn't bet on horse racing. And may I ask how much did you win? Y: Two thousand dollars. P: That's exactly how much I lost. Y: 真的?看来得分给你一半儿才公平。Here is half. P: That's very kind of you. Are you sure you want to share the money with me? Y: You bet. P: Don't even mention the word "bet". I'm done with betting!!! I'm going to the library now to study for my exam..... Y: Hey, Patrick, 下星期还有赛马。 Let's bet on it. P: You scare me, Yang Chen, I think you are turning into a gambler.
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