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Chinese Test: I Have Good News!

Oct. 9, 2011

Intermediate Level 中级 (zhōngjí)


                   Gàosu nǐ ge hǎo xiāoxi, nǐ xiān cāicai ba.
           Mary: 告诉 你 个 好 消息,你 先    猜猜 吧。
                    I have good news! Can you guess what it is?

                    Bié màiguānzi le, gǎnjǐn shuō ba.
Wang Hong: 别 卖关子    了, 赶紧    说 吧。
                     ______. Tell me, please.

                    Wǒ shēngzhí le, hāhā.
            Mary: 我 升职     了,哈哈。
                    I got a promotion! Haha!

What does the phrase “卖关子 (màiguānzi)” mean?

A. to sell something
B. to keep others guessing
C. to buy something

See Answer

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