USED IN THE MAH JONG SET
Sixteen Chinese characters are used in the 136 tiles:
Chinese Pronounced Meaning Characters
Chinese Characters used in extra tiles are:
Identify the following tiles:
You may make sets or pairs by either drawing from the wall (called self-drawing) or taking the needed ones discarded by other players. The rules for making a set or pair will be mentioned later.
B. Basic Chinese Words Used in Playing the Game
In playing Mah Jong, players use different Chinese words to indicate what they are doing. A beginner should know the following four Chinese words:
Chi: Taking a discard to make a sequence set or run.
Pong: Taking a discard to make a triplet.
Kong: Taking a discard to make a quartet.
Hu-le: To complete the game, or in an American expression, to make Mah Jong.
Below are three examples. Make a complete hand by rearranging tiles in each example.