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像美国人一样说英语11:Bob Drives a Hard Bargain

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像美国人一样说一口地道的美式英语,生活场景第十一集。中英字幕,双语对照阅读,含口语笔记。
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Lesson 11 Bob Drives a Hard Bargain

鲍勃艰难的讨价还价

Carol from the village Market calls Bob to discuss Susan's Scrumptious Cookies. Carol and Bob discuss how much Bob will receive for each cookie.

卡罗尔从“乡村市场”打电话给鲍勃讨论“苏珊的可口饼干”方面的问题。卡罗尔和鲍勃讨论每块饼干鲍勃将收多少钱。

Carol: Hi Bob. How's it going?

嗨,鲍勃。进展如何?

Bob: Fine thanks, Carol. How are you?

很好,谢谢,卡罗尔。你好吗?

Carol: Can't complain. Bob, I've had a chance to crunch some numbers. I can pay you 50 cents per cookie.

还行。鲍勃,我找机会核算了下成本。我每块饼干愿意付50美分给你。

Bob: That's out of the question. At that price, it's not worth our while. The ingredients alone cost us 30 cents per cookie.

那不可能。要是这个价,我们就没必要再白费口舌进行讨论了。仅仅食材一项每块饼干的成本就花了我们30美分。

Carol: Okay, let me sweeten the deal - 60 cents per cookie?

好吧,那我加点价码吧,每块饼干60美分?

Bob: Carol, my wife and I need to make a living form this business.

卡罗尔,我和我的妻子需要靠这个生意糊口的。

Carol: Okay, okay, you've twisted my arm. I'll pay you 75 cents per cookie. Take it or leave it!

好吧,好吧。你说服我了,我每块饼干付你75美分。你再不愿意就算了。

Bob: Now you're talking! We'll take it.

这还差不多。我们接受了。

Carol: You drive a hard bargain, Bob.

鲍勃,你真会讨价还价。

Bob: Yes, but we make a good cookie.

承让了,但我们的饼干做得好啊。

Carol: Let's get the ball rolling. Bring me 2000 cookies on Monday morning by 9 a.m.

那我们就开始合作吧。星期一早上九点给我送2000块饼干来。


口语笔记:
* Can't complain: things are going well; I'm fine 好的没话说
* (to) crunch numbers: to perform calculations(especially financial calculations) 计算;算术;分析金融报告;
* (to)drive a hard bargain: to be tough in negotiating an agreement; to negotiate sth in one's favor (在交易中)极力讨价还价,杀价;迫使对方接受苛刻条件
* (to)get the ball rolling: to get started 开始
* How's it going: how are you? 怎么样?近来可好?
* (to) make a living: to earn enough money to support oneself 谋生
* Now you're talking: you're saying the right thing 这还差不多;这才像话
* Out of the question: impossible 不可能
* (to)sweeten the deal: to make an offer more attractive 给予更多好处
* take it or leave it: accept or reject an offer, usually a final one要么接受,要么放弃;要不要随你的便;不容讨价还价
* (to) twist one' arm: to persuade someone; to convince someone 说服
* Worth one's while: worthy of one'e effort or time 值得

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