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LEARN CHINESE: SPEAKING CHINESE

Lesson 103 - Let's get to the point - 让我们言归正传

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Dialogue 1

甲:我们已经谈了很多在开支方面存在的问题。
jiǎ : wǒ men yǐ jīng tán le hěn duō zài kāi zhī fāng miàn cún zài de wèn tí 。

乙:是的。我们必须在11点钟之前结束会议。
yǐ : shì de 。wǒ men bì xū zài diǎn zhōng zhī qián jié shù huì yì 。

甲:好吧。让我们言归正传。
jiǎ :hǎo bɑ 。ràng wǒ men yán guī zhèng zhuàn 。

乙:问题的关键在于如何降低成本。
yǐ : wèn tí de guān jiàn zài yú rú hé jiàng dī chéng běn 。

甲:正确。
jiǎ :zhèng què 。

乙:现在,我们唯一要做到是找出解决问题的有效办法。
yǐ : xiàn zài ,wǒ men wéi yī yào zuò dào shì zhǎo chū jiě jué wèn tí de yǒu xiào bàn fǎ 。

A: We have talked a lot about our expense problems.
B: Yes. And we, need to finish our meeting by 11 o'clock.
A: All right. Let's get to the costs.
B: The point is how to cut costs.
A: Correct.
B: Now, all we have to do is to come up with a proper solution to the problem.

 

Dialogue 2

甲:莎莉,你讲的话不着边际。
jiǎ :shā lì ,nǐ jiǎng de huà bù zhuó biān jì 。

乙:真的吗?
yǐ : zhēn de ma ?

甲:是的。你怎么不直截了当地说出来?
jiǎ :shì de 。nǐ zěn me bù zhí jié liǎo dàng dì shuō chū lái ?

乙:好吧。让我们言归正传。
yǐ : hǎo bɑ 。ràng wǒ men yán guī zhèng zhuàn 。

甲:是什么事?
jiǎ :shì shén me shì ?

乙:一句话,我想离开公司。
yǐ : yī jù huà ,wǒ xiǎng lí kāi gōng sī 。

 

A: Sally, what you are saying doesn't make any sense.
B: Really?
A: Yes. Why don't you just pinpoint what you want to say?
B: All right. Let's get to the point.
A: What is it?
B: In a word, I want to leave the company.

 

Dialogue 3

甲:彼得,你打电话找我有什么事?
jiǎ :bǐ de ,nǐ dǎ diàn huà zhǎo wǒ yǒu shén me shì ?

乙:嗯,很难用一句话说清楚。
yǐ : en ,hěn nán yòng yī jù huà shuō qīng chǔ 。

甲:可是,我赶时间。我们言归正传吧。
jiǎ : kě shì ,wǒ gǎn shí jiān 。wǒ men yán guī zhèng zhuàn bɑ 。

乙:如果是那样的话,我以后再跟你说。
yǐ : rú guǒ shì nà yàng de huà ,wǒ yǐ hòu zài gēn nǐ shuō 。

A: Peter, what did you call me for?
B: Well, it's hard to say in just one word.
A: But, I'm pressed for time. Let's get to the point.
B: In that case, I'll talk to you later.

 

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