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A Business Lunch Invitation
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ID: 1774 Intermediate
It's pretty widely known that the Chinese like to get to know each other over the dinner table, and even make deals over meals. Not every meal is going to be a profitable venture, however, which raises the question of when it's appropriate to treat your client to a meal. In this Chinese lesson, some co-workers tackle the age-old question of "to qing or not to qing."
Wed Oct 05 2011 | Jenny, John
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kuài shí èr diǎn le ，nǐ shuō yào bu yào qǐng zhè ge kèhù chīfàn ？
It's almost noon. Do you think we should ask this client out to lunch?
tā duì wǒmen de chǎnpǐn yǒu xìngqù ma ？
Is he interested in our products?
tā jīntiān shì lái cānguān de ，yǒu xìngqù ，dàn bùyīdìng huì xiàdān 。
He came today to check them out. He's interested but isn't necessarily going to place an order.
zhènghǎo shì wǔcān shíjiān ，bù qǐng kèhù chīfàn bùtài lǐmào ba ？
It's lunchtime now. It's a bit impolite not to take clients out to eat, isn't it?
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