Learn Mandarin Chinese-Cost Control

♦A:我们确实需要提高控制广告合同成本的能力。
Wǒmen quèshí xūyào tígāo kòngzhì guǎnggào hétóng chéngběn de nénglì.
We definitely need to get better at controlling the costs of our advertising contracts.
♦B:我知道有些广告合同是超过了预算,但是广告是创造性行业,很难量化业绩。
Wǒ zhīdào yǒuxiē guǎnggào hétóng shì chāoguò le yùsuàn, dànshì guǎnggào shì chuàngzàoxìng hángyè, hěn nán liànghuà yèjī.
I know some of them are running over budget, but advertising is a creative game, and it’s hard to quantify that.
♦A:我们经营不是为了亏损,所以,依我看除了紧缩开支之外别无选择。
Wǒmen jīngyíng bùshì wèile kuīsǔn, suǒyǐ, yī wǒ kàn chúle jǐnsuō kāizhī zhī wài bié wú xuǎnzé.
We’re not in the business to make a loss. So we have no choice but to tighten up on spending.
♦B:我不知道从哪里入手。
Wǒ bù zhīdào cóng nǎlǐ rùshǒu.
I’m not exactly sure where to start.
♦A:你需要从成本代码入手。你报价的时候给了我一些明细表,这些代码都在这个表里。
Nǐ xūyào cóng chéngběn dàimǎ rùshǒu. Nǐ bàojià de shíhou gěi le wǒ yīxiē míngxì biǎo, zhèxiē dàimǎ dōu zài zhège biǎo lǐ.
You need to start with the cost codes I gave you, which were based on the breakdown you gave me when you got quotes for the jobs.
♦B:如果我们的人需要给所有开支都加上成本代码的话,会给我们造成更加宠大的工作量。
Rúguǒ wǒmen de rén xūyào gěi suǒyǒu kāizhī dōu jiā shàng chéngběn dàimǎ dehuà, huì gěi wǒmen zàochéng gèngjiā chǒng dà de gōngzuò liàng.
That’s going to make a lot more work for our people if they’ve got to cost code all their expenditures.
♦A:没办法,你是经理所以有责任确保支出不超过预算的。
Méi bànfǎ, nǐ shì jīnglǐ suǒyǐ yǒu zérèn quèbǎo zhīchū bù chāoguò yùsuàn de.
Well, you’re the manager, and it’s your responsibility to see that these jobs are kept within budget.
♦B:好吧,我想是这样吧。我猜得和我的人谈谈,让他们统一行动。
Hǎo ba, wǒ xiǎng shì zhèyàng ba. Wǒ cāi de hé wǒ de rén tán tán, ràng tāmen tǒngyī xíngdòng.
Yeah, I suppose so. I guess I’ll just have to talk to the guys and bring them in line.


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