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[商务英语]-社交(2)Arriving for dinner
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  Part II Arriving for dinner 赴晚宴

  PETER: Do ⑤ come through.

  DAPHNE: You must be Maria. It's nice to meet you.

  MARIA: Thank you for inviting us.

  DAPHNE: Oh, don't be silly.

  JENS: Mrs O'Donnell, my name is Jens Foss.

  DAPHNE: Nice to meet you, Jens. You must call me Daphne.

  JENS: Thank you for welcoming us to your lovely home.

  DAPHNE: Oh, this is too kind, really. Peter, you should have told them it's only a little supper.

  PETER: Ah, not to worry!

  DAPHNE: I'm afraid this is typical of Peter. Please, do sit down.

  PETER: It doesn't matter. The important thing is you're here now.

  DAPHNE: Did you ⑥have trouble finding us?

  JENS: Not really. Sorry, are we late?

  PETER: Drink?

  彼得: 快请进。

  达夫妮: 你一定是玛丽亚吧。非常高兴见到你。

  玛丽亚: 感谢您邀请我们。

  达夫妮: 噢,请千万不要客气。

  颜斯: 欧唐纳夫人,我是颜斯·福斯。

  达夫妮: 很高兴见到你,颜斯。叫我达夫妮好了。

  颜斯: 非常感谢您邀请我们来你可爱的家做客。

  达夫妮: 噢,你太客气了。彼得,你应该告诉他们这只是一顿家常便饭。

  彼得: 哈,不必担心!

  达夫妮: 这就是彼得的个性。请坐。

  彼得: 没关系。重要的是你们现在都坐在这里了。

  达夫妮: 找到我们家有困难吗?

  颜斯: 不是很难。不好意思,我们迟到了吗?

  彼得: 喝点什么?

  PETER: Come through

  MARIA: Hello.

  DAPHNE: You must be Maria. How nice to meet you.

  MARIA: Very nice to meet you, Mrs. O'Donnell. And thank you for inviting us to your home.

  DAPHNE: Thank you. You must call me Daphne.

  JENS: Mrs. O'Donnell. Very nice to meet you.

  DAPHNE: Thank you. Please do sit down.

  MARIA: I'm sorry. We seem to be too formal.

  DAPHNE: Oh, don't worry.

  JENS: May I...?

  PETER: Let me... Thanks. Maria, what can I get you to drink? A beer, or a glass of wine?

  MARIA: A glass of wine would be nice.

  PETER: Red or white?

  MARIA: Red, please.

  PETER: And Jens?

  JENS: A beer, please.

  DAPHNE: Can I open your presents?

  MARIA: Of course.

  DAPHNE: It's just like Christmas. So, how's your stay in England going, Maria?

  PETER: Fine. Everybody's ⑦made me very welcome.

  DAPHNE: Oh, look Peter. It's beautiful.

  PETER: Isn't it? That's very kind of you, Maria.

  MARIA: It's a pleasure. They make this type of pottery near my hometown.

  PETER: Do they? It's beautiful...(offering a beer) Jens?

  彼得: 请进。

  玛丽亚: 你好。

  达夫妮: 你一定是玛丽亚吧。见到你真是太高兴了。

  玛丽亚: 很高兴见到你,欧唐纳太太。感谢你邀请我们到你家做客。

  达夫妮: 谢谢。你叫我达夫妮好了。

  颜斯: 欧唐纳太太,很高兴见到你。

  达夫妮: 谢谢。请坐。

  玛丽亚: 对不起,我们似乎显得太正式了。

  达夫妮: 噢,别担心。

  颜斯: 我是否可以……?

  彼得: 让我来……谢谢。玛丽亚,你想喝点什么?啤酒还是葡萄酒?

  玛丽亚: 给我来一杯葡萄酒就好了。

  彼得: 红葡萄酒还是白葡萄酒?

  玛丽亚: 红葡萄酒。

  彼得: 你呢,颜斯?

  颜斯: 请给我来一杯啤酒。

  达夫妮: 我现在可以打开你们送我的礼物吗?

  玛丽亚: 当然可以。

  达夫妮: 真像是过圣诞节。玛丽亚,你在英国还住得习惯吗?

  彼得: 习惯,大家对我都很热情。

  达夫妮: 噢,看,彼得,真是太漂亮了。

  彼得: 可不是吗?玛丽亚,真是太谢谢你了。

  玛丽亚: 这是我的荣幸。在我的家乡附近就出产这种陶器。

  彼得: 真的吗?太漂亮了……(将啤酒递上)颜斯?

  typical /tipik9l/ adj. 有代表性的;特有的

  pottery /`p4t9ri/ n.(总称)陶器;陶器制造术

  ⑤ come through 请进

  A: Once you finish your coffee, please come through.

   你喝完咖啡后就请进吧。

  B: Ok, I'll come now, I've finished.

   好的,我喝完了,马上就来。

  ⑥ have trouble doing sth. 做某事有困难

  A: Did you have trouble finishing the proposal?

   完成计划有困难吗?

  B: No problem.

   没问题。

  ⑦ make sb. very welcome 热烈欢迎某人

  A: Jane, if you come to London, we'll make you very welcome.

   简,如果你来伦敦,我们会热烈欢迎你的。

  B: Thank you, I look forward to coming.

   谢谢,真盼望着去那儿。

  Language Focus: Thanks and offers 感谢和提供

  Thanking 感谢

  Thank you. It's/They're beautiful/lovely.(a gift, flowers)

  谢谢。它/它们非常漂亮。(礼物,鲜花)

  Thank you very much. That's very kind of you.

  非常感谢。你真的是太好了。

  Thank you, but you shouldn't have.

  谢谢,不用这么客气。

  Thank you for inviting me. Your house is lovely.

  谢谢你邀请我。你的家很漂亮。

  Thank you for everything.

  实在是太感谢了。

  Responding 回答

  I'm glad you like it/enjoyed it.

  你喜欢这份礼物,这让我感到很高兴。

  It's/was a pleasure.

  非常荣幸。

  You're welcome.

  欢迎你。

  Don't mention it.

  别客气。

  Offering 提供

  Would you like...?

  e.g. Would you like a beer?

   你喝点儿啤酒吗?

  Can I get you...?

  e.g. Can I get you some wine?

   你喝点儿葡萄酒吗?

  What would you like to drink?

  你想喝点什么?

  Responding 回答

  A beer, please.

  我想喝杯啤酒。

  Could I have a coffee?

  我想喝点儿咖啡,可以吗?

  A cup of juice would be nice.

  我喝杯饮料就可以了。

  I'd love a long drink. I'm really thirsty.

  我很想喝点东西。太渴了。

  Have you got something soft?

  你这里有不含酒精的饮料吗?

  Declining 婉拒

  No, thank you.

  不用了,谢谢。

  I won't have anything, thanks.

  我什么也不喝,谢谢。

  Thank you. But I've had enough/I've no room.

  谢谢。但我已经很饱了/我已经吃不下任何东西了。

  I'd love to, but I'm driving.

  我很乐意去做,但我现在正开着车呢。

  


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