Idioms in business with Chinese 1

level
3
Posts5Likes4Joined7/11/2018LocationDalian / CN
Native
Chinese - Mandarin
Other English, German

From today I like to share some useful idioms in business with Chinese in following weeks, I 'm sure you'll gain more orders if you can use it smoothly


  Zhōng guò rén cháng shuō Wáng pò mài guā zì mài zì kuā kě shì jīn tiān wǒ shì

   中 国 人 常 说,“王 婆 卖 瓜,自 卖 自 夸”,可 是 今 天 我 是     

   chéng chéng shí shí dì qī dài hé Wáng xiáo jiě hé zuò ěr qiě yǒu yī shuō yī

      诚 诚 实 实地期 待 和 王 小 姐 合 作,而 且 有 一 说 一……

(……There is a saying in China, every potter praises his pot, but today , I really expect to do business with Ms
Wang and be honest with you about our business……)   


  Explanation

      》 Wáng pó mài guā zì mài zì kuā

王 婆 卖 瓜 ,自 卖 自 夸 : The idiom means literally Mrs Wang is as selling(melon) as boasting.

           It has similar meaning of “every potter praises his pot”.

          

      》 Yǒu yī shuō yī                                                                                     

          有 一 说 一: calling a spade a spade, never overstate or lie.





BR

J.L Wong

Posted 
1
#1
level
3
Posts5Likes4Joined7/11/2018LocationDalian / CN
Native
Chinese - Mandarin
Other English, German

Try to make a sentence with above idiom to make sure you can use it...

BR

J.L Wong

Posted 
0
#2
level
3
Posts5Likes4Joined7/11/2018LocationDalian / CN
Native
Chinese - Mandarin
Other English, German

Example: B.……为 的 就 是 和你 们 长 期 合 作 而 不 是“一 锤 子 买 卖”!…

                  (…I expect to cooperate with you in long term but not temporarily……) 


Explanation

          >> yì chuí zi mǎi mai

                  一 锤 子 买 卖:It means cheating in business without considering from a long term. 


        >> 买 卖:business or trade.


BR

J.L Wong

Posted 
1
#3
level
3
Posts5Likes4Joined7/11/2018LocationDalian / CN
Native
Chinese - Mandarin
Other English, German

       zhè shì wǒ ménzuì jìn xīn tuī de xìng jià bǐ búcuò wáng xiáo jiě ké yǐ huò bǐ sān jiā

C. ……这 是 我 们 最 近 新 推 的…,性 价 比不 错… … 王 小 姐 可以 货 比 三 家……

(……this is our new product…,which is cost-effective……,Ms Wang can go to compare with others’……)


Explanation:


  >> huò bǐ sān jiā

            货 比 三 家:It means literally comparing the product with other seller’s and choosing the best one. 


BR

J.L Wong

Posted 
0
#4
    Feedback