入門ビジネス英語 2017/7/3 #入門ビジネス英語
3 月 Lesson25 相手からほしい情報を聞き出す
It’s been two weeks now since you joined us. How do you find it comfortable, convenient, and very exciting.
I find it comfortable, convenient, and very exciting.
I’m glad to hear that.
Actually, I wanted to ask you about business practices in Singapore. Is there anything I should know?
I think there are a lot of similarities to Japanese customs. Politeness, modesty, saving face, and so on. But of course, there are differences, too.
I’m interested in hearing more about that.

comfortable 快適な
convenient 便利な
business practices 商習慣
similarity 共通点
modesty 謙虚、控えめ
save face (相手の)顔を立てる、メンツを保つ

+ Business Phrase of the Day
それについてもっと聞きたいです
I’m interested in hearing more about that.

Sounds interesting. Could you tell me more about that.

+Upgrade your communication skills
business practices 商慣習
It’s important to understand local business practices.

save face 顔を立てる、メンツを保つ
Let’s try to save face for our client this time.

+Tips for Business Communication
(1)慣れるのに時間がかかると言いたいとき
 新しい環境に慣れるにはしばらく時間がかかるでしょう
 It’ll take some time to get ( ) to the new environment.

「~に慣れる」はget used to~が便利です。I haven’t gotten used to…と答えるよりは
 It’ll take some time….と肯定的に言った方がポジティブに
But so far, things have been going well. (でも今のところは順調です)などと付け加えれば、相手はホットするでしょう。

(2)話をもっと聞きたいとき
 次のプロジェクトの費用について特に興味があります。
 I’m (特に) interested in the cost of the next project.
文をParticularlyやIn particularで始めて、相手に心の準備をしてもらうことも可能です。

used
particularly

Some people say nothing during a meeting. Why?
It may seem like the participants are not interested.
However, the purpose of a meeting is often to share information rather than to discuss something and draw a conclusion.
Even if the purpose of the meeting is to decide something, a consensus may have been reached before the meeting to avoid confrontation.




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