Intermediate - Trade Expos - Poddies Collaboration
Fiona: Hi, 大家好，欢迎来中文博客我是Fiona
Gwilym: And my name's Gwilym and today we have an Intermediate lesson all about trade shows, so it's kind of business Chinese, so some of the words are a bit more specialised, but don't worry we'll take you through them.
Gwilym: So this is 参加的参right, so to visit and then a trade show which is...
Fiona: 展，展览会的展。So, 惨大部分都是participate in, so this is the verb to attend a trade show.
Gwylim: Ok, so before you had a job as an international sales....
Gwylim: Ok, well let's listen to the dialogue.
What are your thoughts on trasncribing lessons on the actual lesson page. That way the notes stick with the lesson. At the end, it could be compliled in to a pdf transcript and shared. Alternativly, some sort of public google doc/hackpad that everyone could live edit on?
Gwylim: OK, so they're a bit surprised to see them, but shouldn't be surprised because they say it's a fixed itinerary, a set date in their calandar
Fiona: 是，他说是固定行程，固定就是 fixed
Fiona: 行程就是 itinerary
Gwylim: OK and then they're talking about how last year maybe wasn't as good as they expected, what did they say?
Gwylim: OK, so 佳, that's a first tone right?
Gwylim: And that, means '好' 的意思
Gwylim: But a bit more formal
Fiona: 是。那成效呢 is the result of something
Fiona: And in this case it's the result of reaching a specific goal usually, because [成事项], 成功的成。当你 ［效]大到的目标，对不对？。You want a reach a goal, and its whether you reach that goal and 效 is 效果 like effect right? So did you get the effect you wanted by reaching this goal? Did you get that result? 成效 and in this case, it wasn't good, it was 成效不佳
Gwilym: So this guy's personal opinion is now that the internet is so developed, it's not necessary to go to these expos anymore
Fiona: 嗯，他说现在网路发达。发达就是 developed 的意思
Gwil: OK, how 'bout 发展 'cause I know that to be developed
Fiona: 嗯，那发达就是已经发展。发展是 developing, 发达是 developed
Gwil: OK, next up he says 'I don't think that these things are very effective'
Fiona: 嗯，他说我并不觉得参展很有效率， 效率
Gwil: OK, so we've already seen this 效 before