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Peer Pressure Drinking
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ID: 3096 Upper Intermediate
After getting a promotion, some colleagues go out for celebratory drinks, but as is often the case, there are lots of toasting, and peer pressure to drink. In this lesson, we hear some smart ways to politely decline to drink, as well as good ways to give toasts and say "cheers". Remember, don't be peer-pressured to drink. Drink Responsibly.
Thu Jun 22 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|独排众议||dúpáizhòngyì||to stand one's ground against the opinion of the masses|
|混||hùn||to get by; to muddle through|
Zhān lǎobǎn ，dāngchū méiyǒu nín dúpáizhòngyì ，jǔjiàn wǒ shēng wèi zǒngjīnglǐ ，wǒ xiànzài hái bù zhīdào zài nǎ hùn ne ！dì yī bēi yīdìng yào jìng nǐ ，lái ！wǒ xiān gān wèi jìng ！
Mr Zhan, if you hadn't been so insistent in your own view, recommending me to be promoted to general manager, I don't know where I would be now! So I have to offer up this first toast to you, come! I'll drink it in one to show my respect!
hāhā ，hǎo ，wǒ yě gān ！wǒmen rènshi nàme jiǔ dōu hái méiyǒu jīhuì hǎohāo hē yī bēi ，shuōshízàide ，nín guòqiān le 。jīntiān wǒmen gōngsī zài yè jiè néng yǒu rúcǐ chéngjì ，háibùshì duōkuī nín ！
Ha ha, OK. I'll drink mine in one too! We've known each other for so long but we still haven't had an opportunity to drink together. To tell the truth, you're being way too modest. It's really thanks to you that our company has been so successful in business!
shì a ！Zhān lǎobǎn hǎo yǎnlì ，yǒu Tián zǒng zhèjǐnián ，guì gōngsī yèjì yī lù biāoshēng ，dàjiā dōu chēngzàn Tián zǒng jīnguó bùràng xūméi ！
Yeah! Mr Zhan has a good eye, having Ms Tian for all these years, your company has had success after success. Everyone praises Ms Tian, saying that she's a match for any man.
Wáng zhǔrèn guòjiǎng le ，nín bié gùzhe shuōhuà ，lái ，wǒ gěi nín dào jiǔ ，nándé dàjiā jù zàiyīqǐ ，jiǔ féng zhījǐ qiān bēi shǎo ，wǒ wèi nǐ zài gān yī bēi ！
You're flattering me, Mr Wang. Let's give the talking a rest. Come, I'll pour you a drink. It's such a rare occasion to have everyone get together. A thousand glasses are too few when drinking buddies meet, I'll down another glass for you!
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