below find dialog of 2 druglords and the brother of one of them 江东和江南兄弟 and 林力华 at the start of part 8 of TV drama 国家形象, http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTA2MDgwNDQw.html

03:31 includes 拿手 (adjective,adept; expert; good at),

03:39 has 有一手 ( 很有一手 highly skilled 手 measure word for abilities)

context and gestures might suggest something like indicated translations. Dialog suggests play on word 手.

国家形象:第8集 两名毒枭,江东与林力华和江冻的弟弟江南之间的对话:



02:17:靠你来操作你做不成 对吧

02:34:提到诚意 我对你有诚意




02:46:江东:是 是 是

02:47:合作也罢 假如也罢 不过是个字眼


03:02:林力华:大哥 我再让一步







03:31:江南:这我拿手 哥(am I supposed to be an expert on that, is this in my line of expertise,am I supposed to know ?)

03:33: 按照道上的规矩把他脚筋挑了

03:39:江东:不对 你还有一手 (wrong, do you have another way)


  • And what is your question?
    – moiaussi06
    Commented Nov 23, 2014 at 6:56
  • question: how to translate 03:31 and 03:39 correctly
    – user6065
    Commented Nov 23, 2014 at 7:39
  • 02:47 有打印错误,应该是"合作也罢 加入也罢 不过是个字眼"。好像OP在使用拼音输入法编辑器时是打空格键了的而不是打需要的2数字键。02:47 has a typo, should have 加入 instead of 假如, apparently due to hitting space key instead of needed numeral 2 key (while using the usual IME editor)。
    – user6065
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 0:31
  • 关于在先的评论请注意,名词"键"和"动词"按"搭配而名词"字母、数字"和动词"打"搭配就是说可以说"按(下)空格键"和"打数字'2'"可是"打空格键、2数字键"不对。Please note collocation of 键 with 按 and 字母、数字 with 打。
    – user6065
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 14:36
  • Since you were trying to make this full script as a discussion instead of asking specific question. I would like to point out you shall not use "打印错误" if you want to say I made a typo since you are not a printer or program that printing some output. You would say 打错了 or 写错了.
    – moiaussi06
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 16:07

1 Answer 1


拿手, means good at, skillful.

literally means i am very familiar with doing so (just like using my hand).

不对,你还有一手。 You are better than that.

Alternative, 江东 is expecting 江南 think outside the box. 江南 didn't realize that and show confusing expression.

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