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中国时间: 03:49 2016年12月10日星期六

礼节美语177:Souvenir Shopping (1)

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公司副总裁Jason到上海,由Gina接待。

Jason: Hello Gina! We've spoken so many times on the phone but's it's so good to finally meet you in person!

G: Hello sir. Good to meet you, too.

J: Oh, please don't call me "sir." Just call me Jason.

G: Ok, Jason. So how was the flight?

J: Pretty good. There was a bit of turbulence while we were over the Pacific Ocean but it wasn't too bad. The worst thing was the guy behind me. He snored all through the night!

G: Really? But you were in first class! Nobody woke that guy up?

Jason和Gina以前只在电话上沟通过,Jason说,it's so good to finally meet you in person, 见到你本人很高兴。寒暄过后,Gina问Jason路上是否顺利,Jason说,飞机在太平洋上空遇到气流有些颠簸,turbulence is spelled t-u-r-b-u-l-e-n-c-e, turbulence,是气流的意思。但最糟糕的是,坐在Jason后面的人打了一夜呼噜。

J: The stewardess said it's not company policy to wake people up for any reason.

G: That's terrible! So you didn't get any sleep?

J: Not much...but that's ok...I'm a night owl anyway.

G: So, aside from visiting our factory and offices, are there any other things you want to accomplish while you're in China?

J: I'd love to squeeze in a trip to the Great Wall.

G: That's not a problem. We can have a company car take you there. It's only about a two hour drive.

空服拒绝把打呼噜的人叫醒,因为it's not company policy,不符合公司规定。Jason说,自己反正是a night owl, 夜猫子,所以问题不大。除了视察工作外,Jason说还想抽时间去爬长城,I'd love to squeeze in a trip to the Great Wall. Gina说,长城不远,只要两小时车程,所以没问题。

J: Also...I'd like to do some shopping while I'm here.

G: Well, you've come to the right place! China is a shopping paradise. Name it - we've got it.

J: To be honest, I'm not really sure what I'm looking for. But I need gifts for my wife, kids and I should bring something back for the senior partners of my firm as well.

G: Hum...I'd recommend silk for your wife. Maybe a bathrobe or perhaps a shawl. Silk dresses and shirts are good, too.

J: Yeah...that sounds good. But my wife is picky so I'll need your help to choose the right one. It should be classy and not too flashy.

G: I think I know just the store to visit. Leave it to me.

除了观光,Jason还想购物,给太太、孩子和公司合伙人买礼物。Gina建议Jason给太太买丝绸制品。Jason说太太很 picky,picky is spelled p-i-c-k-y, picky,picky,是挑剔的意思,衣服要典雅classy, 不能过于招摇,flashy. Gina说,leave it to me,包在我身上。

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