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商务问候 (Shāngwù wènhòu) Business Greetings (Beginner)

Feb. 16, 2016

商务问候 (Shāngwù wènhòu) Business Greetings (Beginner)

 

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Speaking Chinese in a business setting is often challenging. Let's see a dialogue below.

Key Learning Points (Preview):

你 () and 您 (nín): pron you

 

第一天上班 Dì yī tiān shàngbān First day of work

 

Lǐ Qiáng: Nĭhăo, nĭ shì xīn lái de ba? Rúguŏ wŏ méi jì cuò,  nĭ jiào Jiékè, duì ma?   
李强:   你好,你是 新 来 的 吧?如果    我 没 记 错,你 叫  杰克,对 吗?

 

Li Qiang: Hello, aren't you a newcomer here?  If I'm not mistaken, you must be Jack, right?
Jié Kè:   Shì de, zhè shì wŏ dì yī tiān shàngbān.  
杰克: 是 的,  这  是  我 第  一  天    上班。

 

Jack:     Yes, I am. It's my first day here.

Lǐ Qiáng: Nĭhăo, wŏ shì zhège gōngsī de zŏng jīnglĭ, wŏ jiào Lĭ Qiáng!
李强:       你好,我 是   这个    公司 的    总经理,  我  叫     李强!

 

Li Qiang:  How do you do! My name is Li Qiang, I am the general manager of this company 

Jié Kè:  Nínhăo, Lĭ Zŏng, jiǔyăng nín de dàmíng.
杰克: 您好,     李总, 久仰     您   的  大名。

 

Jack:     How do you do! Mr. Li, I've heard a great deal about you.

Lǐ Qiáng: Bùgăndāng, hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nĭ!
李强:          不敢当,   很    高兴    见    到    你!

 

Li Qiang: I am much obliged, it's a pleasure to meet you.

Jié Kè:  Jiàn dào nín wŏ yě găn dào fēicháng róngxìng.
杰克:   见  到     您  我  也   感   到    非常        荣幸。

 

Jack:     I'm honored to meet you, too.

Lǐ Qiáng:  Nĭ shì Měiguó rén, duì ba?  Nĭ de hànyǔ jiăng de hěn bú cuò!
李强:      你  是    美国  人,对  吧? 你 的 汉语   讲    得   很  不  错!

 

Li Qiang:   You are American, aren't you? But your Chinese is pretty good!

Jié Kè:  Ò, xièxie, nín guòjiăng le!
杰克: 哦,谢谢,您   过奖    了!

 

Jack:    Oh, thanks! You  flattere me.

Lǐ Qiáng: Wŏ dàibiăo wŏmen gōngsī quántĭ yuángōng huānyíng nĭ de jiārù.
李强:      我    代表    我们    公司      全体       员工       欢迎       你的  加入。

 

Li Qiang: I would like to welcome you on behalf of all the staff in this company.

Jié Kè: Zhēn shì wàn fēn gănxiè nín! Chūláizhàdào, yĭhòu yào ràng nín fèixīn le, qĭng nín
杰克: 真     是 万  分    感谢     您!  初来乍到,   以后   要   让    您   费心  了,请 您                 
duōduōguānzhào!
                
 多多关照!

 

Jack: Thanks a million. Since I just got here, so please take care of me in the future.

Lǐ Qiáng: Nĭ tài kèqi le.  Wŏ xīwàng nĭ zài zhèlĭ gōngzuò yúkuài!
李强:     你 太 客气了。我 希望    你 在  这里  工作     愉快!

 

Li Qiang: Not at all. I hope you will enjoy working here.

Jié Kè:  Xièxie, wŏ xiāngxìn wŏ huì de.
杰克: 谢谢, 我     相信    我  会 的。

 

Jack:    I appreciate it. I'm sure I will.

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Key Learning Points:

“你 ()” and “您 (nín)” are two personal pronouns in Chinese which are represented by the same word “you” in English. “您 (nín)” is the respectful form of “你 ()” and is often used to refer to those who are older or have a higher rank. Both of the words have plural forms: “你们 (nĭmen)” and “您们 (nínmen).”

你 () and 您 (nín): pron you

Examples:          

Zǒng jīnglǐ, nínhǎo, zhè shì nín yào de cáiliào.
1. A:   总 经理,    您好, 这 是  您    要   的   材料。

 

         Hello, general manager, this is the material you want.              

Hǎode, xièxie.    
B: 好的,谢谢!

 

       Ok, thank you.         

Hāi, nǐ míngtiān xiàwǔ  yǒu shíjiān ma? Wǒmen qù dǎ lánqiú ba.
2. A: 嗨,你    明天    下午     有   时间  吗?   我们    去   打  篮球   吧。

 

        Hi, are you free tomorrow afternoon? Let’s play basketball.                

 Hǎoa, méiwèntí.    
B: 好啊, 没问题。

 

        Sure, no problem.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:

 

久仰 (jiǔyăng): v to hear much about somebody

 

荣幸 (róngxìng): adj be honored

 

费心 (fèixīn): v to give a lot of care

 

初来乍到 (chūláizhàdào): v to have just arrived

 

关照 (guānzhào): v/n care/attention/concern

 

客气 (kèqi): adj courteous

 

(Learn how to use客气(kèqi) or 不客气(bú kèqi).)

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