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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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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
天时地利人和 tiānshídìlìrénhé the time is right, geographical and social conditions are favorable (idiom)
你昨天去谈生意啊?
nǐ zuótiān qù tán shēngyì a ?
Did you go to the business meeting yesterday?
是,但没有谈成。
shì ,dàn méiyǒu tán chéng 。
Yes. But we didn’t close the deal.
为什么没有谈成?
wèishénme méiyǒu tán chéng ?
Why didn’t it work out?
我们不投缘。中国人谈生意,讲天时地利人和。
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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