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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.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
独排众议 dúpáizhòngyì to stand one's ground against the opinion of the masses
举荐 jǔjiàn to recommend
hùn to get by; to muddle through
jìng to toast
詹老板,当初没有您独排众议,举荐我升为总经理,我现在还不知道在哪混呢!第一杯一定要敬你,来!我先干为敬!
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!
哈哈,好,我也干!我们认识那么久都还没有机会好好喝一杯,说实在的,您过谦了。今天我们公司在业界能有如此成绩,还不是多亏您!
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!
是啊!詹老板好眼力,有田总这几年,贵公司业绩一路飙升,大家都称赞田总巾帼不让须眉!
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.
王主任过奖了,您别顾着说话,来,我给您倒酒,难得大家聚在一起,酒逢知己千杯少,我为你再干一杯!
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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