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A Difference of Opinion

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ID: 2454 Upper Intermediate
It's bound to happen sooner or later. There's a difference of opinion at your workplace. Learn how to tactfully but firmly state your case in Chinese!
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销售额 xiāoshòu é sales volume
下降 xiàjiàng to fall
季节性 jìjiéxìng seasonal
有关 yǒuguān concerning sth, to do with sth
这个季度公司的销售额比上个季度下降了20%
zhè ge jìdù gōngsī de xiāoshòu é bǐ shàng gè jìdù xiàjiàng le bǎifēnzhīèrshí
This quarter the company's sales volume has fallen 20 percent from last quarter.
这和季节性有关。每年这个时候我们的生意总是不太好。
zhè hé jìjiéxìng yǒuguān 。měinián zhège shíhòu wǒmen de shēngyì zǒngshì bùtài hǎo 。
This has to do with seasonal changes. Every year at this time our business is never very good.
我觉得不光是季节性。以前下降额一般也就是5%左右最近我们在宣传上投入的也少,销售额当然也就下降了。还是应该增加市场部的预算。
wǒ juéde bùguāng shì jìjiéxìng 。yǐqián xiàjiàng é yībān yějiùshì bǎifēnzhīwǔ zuǒyòu zuìjìn wǒmen zài xuānchuán shàng tóurù de yě shǎo ,xiāoshòu é dāngrán yě jiù xiàjiàng le 。háishì yīnggāi zēngjiā shìchǎngbù de yùsuàn 。
I think it's not just seasonal. Before the drop in volume was only about 5 percent. Recently our investment in promotion has also been less, so of course our sales volume has fallen. We'd better increase the marketing budget.
这样真的可以吗?减少市场部预算的不止我们一家公司,也不见得大家的销售额都减少了。
zhèyàng zhēnde kěyǐ ma ?jiǎnshǎo shìchǎng bù yùsuàn de bùzhǐ wǒmen yī jiā gōngsī ,yě bùjiàndé dàjiā de xiāoshòu é dōu jiǎnshǎo le 。
Is that really possible? This reduction in the marketing budget isn't limited to our company, and everybody's sales volumes haven't necessarily fallen.
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