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Chinese mini story – 推销员 The Salesman [Elementary Level] 5

Posted by Grace Feng on November 3, 2014

The two salesmen finally sold their products to the woman. However, the tall guy was worried whether people would return their products if they finally tried them. The experienced salesman comforted him with confidence.

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 推销员  5

 

女户主一想,这种清洁剂的包装确实漂亮。如果卖得火证明质量也不会差。买几瓶送送亲戚朋友其实也蛮好。于是她问,"哟,还涨价呢?如果你们自己买,能有优惠吗?"
"我们自己买倒是可以拿到七折呢。"矮个儿自豪地说。
“七折?那你帮我买几瓶行吗?"女户主恳切地问。
就这样,女户主痛痛快快地买了十瓶。
两个推销员在下午两点之前,卖光了整车的清洁剂。
挣到钱后的高个儿并没有急着高兴,他坐在回家的车上,问开车的矮个儿,"师傅,这些买家的大多数都没有真正试用过我们的产品,那他们使用后会不会又退货呢?"
矮个儿用一只手拍拍高个儿的背,"放心吧!我从来不推销劣质产品。我找过世上最挑剔的客户试用过这个产品,评价很高呢!所以我才能放心大胆地去推销。"
"噢?是吗?你找的是谁啊?"高个儿好奇地问。
"我老婆。"

 

[pinyin]

tuīxiāoyuán 5

nǚ hùzhǔ yī xiǎng, zhèzhǒng qīngjiéjì de bāozhuāng quèshí piàoliang。 rúguǒ mài dé huǒ zhèngmíng zhìliàng yě bùhuì chà。 mǎi jǐ píng sòng sòng qīnqi péngyou qíshí yě mán hǎo。 yúshì tā wèn," yo, hái zhǎngjià ne? rúguǒ nǐmen zìjǐ mǎi, néng yǒu yōuhuì ma?"

" wǒmen zìjǐ mǎi dàoshi kěyǐ ná dào qī zhé ne。" ǎigèr zìháo dì shuō。

” qī zhé? nà nǐ bāng wǒ mǎi jǐ píng xíng ma?" nǚ hùzhǔ kěnqiè dì wèn。

jiù zhèyàng, nǚ hùzhǔ tòngtongkuàikuài de mǎi le shí píng。
liǎng gè tuīxiāoyuán zài xiàwǔ liǎng diǎn zhīqián, màiguāngle zhěng chē de qīngjiéjì。

zhèng dào qián hòu de gāo gèr bìng méiyǒu jízhe gāoxìng, tā zuò zài huíjiā de chē shàng, wèn kāichē de ǎigèr," shīfu, zhèxiē mǎijiā de dàduōshù dōu méiyǒu zhēnzhèng shìyòng guò wǒmen de chǎnpǐn, nà tāmen shǐyòng hòu huìbùhuì yòu tuìhuò ne?"

ǎigèr yòng yī zhǐ shǒu pāi pāi gāo gèr de bèi," fàngxīn ba! wǒ cóngláibù tuīxiāo lièzhì chǎnpǐn。 wǒ zhǎo guò shìshàng zuì tiāoti de kèhù shìyòng guò zhège chǎnpǐn, píngjià hěn gāo ne! suǒyǐ wǒ cáinéng fàngxīn dàdǎn dì qù tuīxiāo。"

" ō? shì ma? nǐ zhǎo de shì shéi ā?" gāo gèr hàoqí de wèn。

" wǒ lǎopó。"

 

[vocabulary]

Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
确实 確實 què shí indeed; really
huǒ hot (popular)
亲戚 親戚 qīn qi a relative (i.e. family relation)
优惠 優惠 yōu huì discount
恳切 懇切 kěn qiè earnest; sincere
痛痛快快 tòng tong kuài kuài immediately; without a moment’s hesitation
劣质 劣質 liè zhì of poor quality
挑剔 tiāo ti picky; fussy

 

[English]

The Salesman 5

The lady thought that the product was neatly packaged. If it had been sold well it proved that its quality couldn’t be bad. It did look like a good idea to buy some for gifts to her relatives and friends. So she asked, “What? The price will go up? Then if you buy yourself, will you get discount?”
“Yes we do, we get 30% off if we buy it ourselves.” The short guy answered proudly.
“30% off? Could you buy some for me please?” The lady asked honestly.
Just like that, the lady bought 10 bottles.
The two salesmen sold out their full carload of product before two o’clock in the afternoon.
Money made, the tall guy did not get happy too soon. He asked the short guy while driving the car home,”Sir, most buyers today haven’t actually tried out our product, do you think they will return the product once they start to use?”
The short one patted the tall one’s back and said,”Just relax! I never sell poor quality stuff. I’ve had the most picky customer in the world try it out before, and the feedback was really good! Because of that, I was able to go out there and sell them with full confidence.”
“Oh? Really? Who was that?” The tall one asked curiously.
“My wife.”

– The End –

 

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6 Responses to “Chinese mini story – 推销员 The Salesman [Elementary Level] 5”

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    Cássio Renan:

    11-26-2014 12:31 am

    Hey thank you so much for putting such a great effort to create an awesome website like this! I really appreciate it!

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      Grace Feng:

      11-29-2014 5:24 am

      You’re welcome, Cassio. Thanks. :-)

      Grace

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        Thomas:

        01-07-2015 1:30 pm

        新年快乐! Thanks for the story, but can you make a link that has the whole story on one page?

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          Grace Feng:

          01-09-2015 5:32 am

          新年快乐, Thomas!

          Sure I will, give me one or two days.

          Grace

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    Wenyuan:

    10-12-2015 11:11 pm

    Hello,

    Thanks for all the stories!
    Just wanted to say, the English translation to Salesman part 5 is missing a couple sentences.

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      Grace Feng:

      10-14-2015 4:42 am

      Hi Wenyuan, thanks for letting me knoow. I just updated “English Translation” with missing sentences.

      Please let me know if you see other issues.

      Cheers,

      Grace

      Reply

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