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The Key to Closing a Deal

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ID: 4137 Elementary
In today's lesson, we explore Chinese people's business mentality which revolves around the notion of 天时地利人和. Wanna know the secret to closing a deal? Watch the video, and you'll find out!
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tán to talk; to speak; to negotiate
生意 shēngyì business
天时地利人和 tiānshídìlìrénhé the time is right, geographical and social conditions are favorable (idiom)
时机 shíjī fortunate timing; occasion; opportunity
nǐ zuótiān qù tán shēngyì a ?
Did you go to the business meeting yesterday?
shì ,dàn méiyǒu tán chéng 。
Yes. But we didn’t close the deal.
wèishénme méiyǒu tán chéng ?
Why didn’t it work out?
wǒmen bù tóuyuán 。Zhōngguórén tán shēngyì ,jiǎng tiānshídìlìrénhé 。
B: We didn’t hit it off. When Chinese people talk about business, we value tiānshídìlìrénhé.
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