P: Thanks for going skiing with me today, Yang Chen.
Y: Of course, Patrick! 我也喜欢滑雪。而且啊，seeing you crash and burn sounds like a lot of fun.
P: Thanks. But before we go, I should tell you some safety rules. Skiing can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
For example, an avalanche could kill you.
P: Exactly. Actually, you can use the word "avalanche" any time there is a lot of something. For example, the politician received an avalanche of criticism when it was revealed he had taken bribes.
Y: 就是说很多人批评他。可是Patrick, 这里只是一个小山坡 不可能发生雪崩。
P: Alright, maybe not. But you can fall and get hurt too if you don't know what you're doing. Whoa! Did you see that little kid crash? That was a total yard sale!
Y: Patrick! 小孩儿摔倒了你干嘛幸灾乐祸。
P: But you said its funny to watch some people crash and burn.
Y: I said watching you crash and burn. 你刚才为什么说 it was a total yard sale?
P: Well if you have a bad crash, and all your equipment gets spread out in the snow, it looks like you're having a yard sale.
Y: Aha, I get it. 因为摔得很惨， 滑雪的家伙摊了一地，好像卖旧货一样。Very funny.
P: As funny as watching me crash?
Y: Mmm, I don't know. Let's find out.
P: All right. Here I go?
Y: Hi, can I buy that?
P: I'm not selling anything!
Y: My apology. I thought you are having a yard sale.