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1. I will send you some brochures, if you are interested.
2. Can you suggest an alternative﹖
3. As an alternative, I wish to propose May 3rd.
4. If you are interested, we may consider selecting you as our partner.
5. I see. But aren’t these prices for your domestic customers﹖
6.Yes, we take note of your comment. Prices depend also on volume. How much quantity do you forecast to sell in the first year﹖
7.Then, let us develop together a marketing plan with yearly forecasts of volume with pricing.
接机后的次日，Brian在公司里,为Johnathan 介绍自己的老板-Mr. Sun。
B: Mr. Sun, I'd like you to meet Mr. Johnathan Mitchell, sales manager for Nortern Reflections of Canada. 孙先生,让我为你介绍加拿大Northern Reflections的业务经理-Jonathan Mitchell先生。
(Sun extends hand first; Sun and Mitchell shake hands) Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Steven Sun, general manager of Apex Trading.
S: It's very nice to finally meet you, Mr. Mitchell -after so many phonecalls and faxes. (offers his business card first) I'd like you to have my business card.
J: Thanks very much, Mr. Sun. Please accept mine. (offers his own card) And please, call me Johnathan.
(both look at cards for a few seconds, then put them in wallets-not pockets)
B: If you don't mind, Johnathan, while you and Mr. Sun get acquainted, I'd like to check the arrangements for the meeting.
J: You're certainly on top of things, Brian.
S: (looking at Brian) You'll find Mr. Tayler-Brian - is a force to be reckoned with at Apex Tradig.
B: Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mr. Sun. I'll be right back. (leaves room)
J: He appears to be a top-notch young man, Mr. Sun. Talent and enthusiasm like that are hard to find.
S: Don't I know it. He's doing a great job for us. And please, call me Steven.
J: Steven, can you tell me in a nutshell what the retail market is like in Taiwan?
S: Well, as per capita income goes up and up, the growth sector seems to be in the to-end.
J: Retail is going upscale here? Taiwan is certainly growing more quickly than I had imagined.
S: Yes. Things certainly have changed since I was a boy. We've developed very quickly.
J: Do you think the trend will continue?
S: I don't see why not. We do have some problems, but we are still willing to work hard-and wages aren't too high at this point.
J: Everything I've seen so far is very impressive. Very impressive indeed.
1. get acquainted (with…) (和`……)认识,熟悉……
这个常用的短语暗示双方从不认识到熟识, "get"可换 "become"。若是短语之后,要加上被认识的对象,以介系词 "with"连接。
例: Our boss got acquainted with a couple of real estate agents in the golf Club.
2. on top of things 完全掌握
例: The new manager was always worried he wasn't on top of things.
3. (a) force to be reckoned with 值得注意的人物
"(a) force","力量",可以指一个团体、事物或个人； "reckon"在此的意思为"认定"。 "a force to be reckoned with"是形容"有成功的条件而值得注意的人物、团体"。
例: The new company will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.
4. Don't I know it. 我完全同意!
例: You say the discount rate is too low? Don't I know it!
5. in a nutshell 简言之
"nutshell"原为"坚果壳",又指"极小的容器",故 "in a nutshell" 这个副词短语的意思是"简言之"。
例: Bob told us in a nutshell what happened in the managers' meeting.
6. growth sector 成长领域
例: The leisure and entertainment industry is a growth sector in Taiwan.