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Polite Sucking Up

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ID: 4041 Upper Intermediate
客套话 are polite greetings, useful in many social situations. In this lesson, we teach you some great ways to suck up to your superiors as well as ways to speak to your juniors.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
久仰大名 jiǔyǎngdàmíng I have been looking forward to meeting you for a long time
不敢当 bù gǎndāng You flatter me
女中豪杰 nǚzhōngháojié heroine; a woman with great achievements
消遣 xiāoqiǎn to take the Mickey; to make fun of
王总!久仰大名、久仰大名!
Wáng zǒng !jiǔyǎngdàmíng 、jiǔyǎngdàmíng !
Mr Wang! I’ve been looking forward to meeting you!
唉呀!不敢当!初次见面,倒是没想到张经理这么年轻,真是女中豪杰。
ài ya !bùgǎndāng !chūcì jiànmiàn ,dàoshi méixiǎngdào Zhāng jīnglǐ zhème niánqīng ,zhēn shì nǚzhōngháojié 。
Ah, you flatter me. This is the first time we’ve met in person, and I have to say I didn’t expect you to be so young in person, Ms Zhang! You really are a talented young woman!
王总别消遣我了!我完全是仰仗前辈的抬爱,往后也要请王总多多关照。
Wáng Zǒng bié xiāoqiǎn wǒ le !wǒ wánquán shì yǎngzhàng qiánbèi de táiài ,wǎnghòu yě yào qǐng Wáng Zǒng duōduō guānzhào 。
Please, don’t make sport of me, Mr Wang, it’s all due to cultivation of senior staff like you. I hope that you will continue to provide counsel to me in my future career.
我们这老一辈的,还得倚仗你们年轻人的干劲儿跟创新呢!
wǒmen zhè lǎo yī bèi de ,hái děi yǐzhàng nǐmen niánqīngrén de gànjìnr gēn chuàngxīn ne !
It’s us old fogies that have to depend on the enthusiasm and creativity of you youngsters!
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