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 What is something that is used for games, magic tricks, building miniature houses, and even tarot readings? Playing cards! They are part of everyday life all around the world. Did you ever stop to wonder where they came from? The first playing cardsoriginated in as early as the ninth century in the country that invented paper—China. These Chinese playing cards were called money cards since they showed coins or strings of coins.
哪樣東西可以用來玩遊戲、變魔術、搭迷你房子,甚至是算塔羅牌呢?撲克牌是也!在全球,它們已經成為日常生活中的一部分。您可曾停下來好好想想它們是從哪裡來的呢?第一副紙牌早在九世紀時就出現於發明紙張的國家——中國。這些中國紙牌被稱為『錢牌』,因為紙牌上頭是錢幣或一串串錢幣的圖案。

  By the late 1300s, the Egyptian Mameluke deck of cards was introduced into Europe. This version contained 52 cards made up of four suits of 13 cards each. Just like modern-day playing cards, the suits, which were polo sticks, coins, swords, and cups, had 10 numbered cards and three face cards each. The use of playing cards was recorded in Spain, Switzerland, France, and Italy, with many adopting their own suits and styles. 
  1300年代晚期,埃及的Mameluke紙牌被引進了歐洲。這種版本的紙牌包含由四種花色組成的五十二張牌,每種花色都各有十三張。這四種花色分別為馬球球棍、錢幣、寶劍和酒杯,就如同現今的撲克牌一樣,每組花色都有十張數字牌和三張人頭牌。撲克牌的使用在西班牙、瑞士、法國和義大利的歷史中皆有記載,而且各國還會採用自己的花色和風格。
  The popularity of playing cards spread thanks to the Germans, who started printing large quantities of the once handmade product in 1418. Then with colonization7 and time, the playing cards we know today came to be the standard.
至於撲克牌的普及則要歸功於德國人,他們在1418年時開始大量印刷這種曾是手工製作的產品。之後由於殖民化和時間的因素,今日我們所熟知的撲克牌於焉成為標準。
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