Business English for Beginners 5 – Open an account

A: Good afternoon, Sir, Can I help you?
B: Yes, I come from U.K, and I am going to work here for some years. I wish to know how to open accounts with your bank.
A: Sure. Accordingly to relevant regulations for opening a bank account in one’s real name, any individual person may open in his or her name an RMB savings account for a passbook at any commercial bank. Of course, you can deposit your money in a fixed account.
B: Suppose I need to use two or more currencies, how can I open an account?
A: You can have an all-in-one passbook, a very convenient product.
B: What is that? Can you explain it to me?
A: Actually it is a current account in which you can deposit a few currencies, such as RMB, US dollars, Japanese Yen.
B: It sounds attractive. What is the procedure for it?
A: The Chinese citizens need to provide their valid ID cards, and foreigners should present their valid passports.
B: Is it the same for a time deposit? What is the longest term?
A: Right. The minimum term is three months, and the longest term is five years.
B: Thank you for your information.
A: You are welcome.


Business English for Beginners 4 – Opening an account

A: Good morning, Sir, May I help you?
B: Good morning, I would like to open a saving account, but I don’t know which bank it should be. Would you please give me some information?
A: Certainly, I am very glad to help you, usually we offer current or fixed account for individuals. What kind of account would you like to open?
B: What is the difference between them?
A: If you open a fixed account, you will have a deposit certificate in the name of the depositor and the interest rate is higher.
B: How about the current account?
A: The current account takes the form of a passbook. You may withdraw the money at any time. You just need to present your passbook.
B: Thank you for your help. I think I will open a current account.
A: Ok. I will handle this for you, do you have any means of identification?
B: Will my ID card do?
A: of course. Please fill in the deposit slip with your name, address, ID card number, the amount and the date.
B: No problem, is there a minimum deposit for opening an account?
A: Yes, but one yuan is ok for opening a current account.
B: I see, here is my 1,000 yuan, the slip and my ID card.
A: Please wait a moment, well, everything is done. Your passbook and ID card.
B: Thank you!
A: You are welcome.

A:當然,我很樂意幫助你,平時我們提供活期或定期賬戶的個人。 請問你想開哪種帳戶?
B: 將我的身份證可以嗎?

Useful Phrases for Business English – In a bank

1. Good morning / Good afternoon
2. welcome to our bank
3. May I help you? Can I help you? What can I do for you?
4. Could you do me a favor?
5. Could you tell me?
6. Would you mind?
7. Certainly/ of course/ No problem/ Sure. / My pleasure
8. By the way
9. This way, please
10. After me, please
11. Please go to counter No.3
12. Thank you! Thanks a lot /Many thanks
13. You are welcome/ Not at all/ Don’t mention it.
14. Hello, This is…speaking
15. Goodbye / See you
16. I am looking forward to seeing you again.

7.當然 / 當然,/ 沒有問題 / 確定。/ 我很榮幸
12.謝謝你 !很感謝/ 非常感謝
13.你太客氣了 / 根本不/不要提它。

Business English for Beginners 3 – To say thank you

B: Hello, are you the manager?
A: Yes, I am, how can I help you?
B: I want to express my thanks to that miss of counter No.1. She is warmhearted, considerate and patient, with an especially charming smile which make me feel comfortable, I am so satisfied with her service.
A: Thank you! I am so glad o hear what you said, It’s our duty and responsibility.
B: Thanks for your good service. Goodbye.
A: You are welcome at any time.

B: 你好,你是經理嗎?
答: 是的我是,我如何能幫助您?
B: 我想表達我的感謝,1 號窗口的服務員。她是熱情,周到,耐心,尤其是迷人的微笑,讓我覺得舒服,我很滿意她的服務。
答: 謝謝你 !我是這樣高興 o 聽到你所說的它是我們的義務和責任。
B: 謝謝你很好的服務。再見了。
答: 歡迎您下次再來。

Business English for Beginners 4 – Transfer Money

A: Could you do me a favor?
B: I want to remit some money to my father, what should I do?
A: Please fill in this form first, by the way, do you take your number?
B: Yes.
A: Ok, please take a seat and wait your turn.
B: Thank you
A: You are welcome.

A: 可以請你幫個忙嗎?
B: 我想要一些錢匯給我的父親,我該怎麼辦呢?
A: 請填寫這表格,順便說一句,你帶你的號碼了嗎?
B: 是的。
A: 好吧,請坐下來,等輪到你。
B: 謝謝你
A: 不用客氣。

A: Hello, I am the manager, is there anything I can do for you?
B: Hello, This teller said my 100 yuan note was a counterfeit note and must be confiscated. My money can’t be a forged one.
A: Calm down, please, I am sorry to hear that, but according to the regulations, the counterfeit note must be confiscated on the spot, once it is found, the bank will issue a certificate of confiscation to you. Let’s identity it again.
B: OK.

A: 是的經理你好,,有什麼可以幫你嗎?
B: 你好,這個出納員說我 100 元的紙幣是一張假鈔,必須予以沒收。我的錢不能是一偽造的啊。
A: 冷靜下來,請我很抱歉聽到這個消息,但根據規定,那張假幣必須當場沒收,一旦發現偽鈔,銀行會向你發出沒收的證書。讓我們再一次來標識它吧。
B: 好吧。

Business English for Beginners 2 – Take a message

A: Hello A bank.
B: Hello, this is Mike Smith from ABC company speaking. May I speak to Mr.Li.
A: I’m so sorry. Mr.Li is at a meeting now.
B: Can I leave a message to him?
A: Of course, please go ahead.
B: Please tell him to call this number. I need to talk about the loan with him.
A: OK。 I will tell him as soon as the meeting is over.
B: Thank you. Goodbye.
A: Not at all. Goodbye.

A: 你好,A銀行。
B: 你好,我是ABC公司,我可以和李先生說話嗎?
A: 對不起, 李先生正在開會
B: 那我能留個口信嗎?
A: 當然可以, 您請說。
B: 請告訴他回我電話,我要和他說關於貸款的事。
A: 好的。我會在李先生開完會後馬上告訴他。
B: 謝謝,再見。
A: 不用客氣,再見。

Business English for Beginners 1 – Background Information

Business English for Beginners

Dialogue 1
A: Good morning, sir, what can I do for you? you look so worried.
B: Yes, I am. I have to transfer some money to someone before 10 o’clock. Now it is ten minutes to ten, but there are still four persons in front of me. I don’t know what to do for such a hurry.
A: Please don’t worry, let me help you with your business. (to other customers) Ladies and gentlemen, I am so sorry to bother you, but this young man is in a hurry, would you mind if we do his business before your turn?
C: No problem, please go ahead.
A: Thank you so much for your cooperation.

A: 早上好,先生,我可以為你做什麼嗎?你看起來很擔心。
B: 是的,我是。我要在上午10 點之前把錢轉到一個人的帳戶。現在它是差十分鐘到十點,但仍有四人在我的面前。我不知道要做什麼。
A: 請不要擔心,讓我來幫您與您的業務。(向其他顧客)女士們、 先生們,非常抱歉打擾你們,但是這位年輕人是在趕時間,你們是否介意我們做他的生意,然後輪到你們?
C: 沒有問題,請繼續。
A: 謝謝你這麼多的您的合作。

Dialogue 2
A: Good afternoon, miss, may I help you?
B: Yes, could you tell me how to get to the human resource department?
A: Certainly. Please go straight this way until to the end, turn left at the corridor, then go upstairs, the department is on the second floor.
B: Thank you. by the way, the manager’s office is also the same floor?
A: Yes, you can’t miss it.
B: Thank you!

A: 下午好,小姐,我可以幫你嗎?
B: 是的.你能告訴我到人力資源部怎麼走嗎?
A: 當然可以。請直走,直到此結束,這邊一直到走廊,向左轉,然後上樓去,該署是在二樓。
B: 謝謝你。順便說一句,經理的辦公室也是在同一層樓嗎?
A: 是的你不會錯過它的。
B: 謝謝你 !

How to pronounce Mandarin accurately

 How to pronounce Mandarin accurately

Although the country has been popularizing Mandarin, but actually it is difficult to speak Putonghua very well and accurately, with the development of China’s economy, learning  the language has become a required course, how to pronounce Mandarin has became an important topic. learning Mandarin pronunciation is a system of Process, it will be better if you can find a professional training school to learn the Mandarin pronunciation. Below I summarized some skills that may help you to understand more about the pronunciation skills.

First, learn and don’t forget to learn Chinese Mandarin pronunciation, good if you do not have to learn Hanyu Pinyin, Solid basis, after that you learn Mandarin pronunciation difficult standard. You know, Mandarin pronunciation
Is intimately and Hanyu Pinyin, you must grasp the pronunciation of consonant vowel differences, learn to spell Tone and then to learn Mandarin Chinese, don’t think about overnight.

Secondly, you have to understand the tone of Mandarin pronunciation, what is meant by tone? so-called pitch which is used to difference between treble syllable units. Traditionally, pitch can be divided into two aspects, one is the tone type a is the tone. Refers to a lot of bass there are so-called specific changes, but also the actual pronunciation, the actual read law while the values are theoretically sound, more treble, treble to decide. Like wePronounced when a word such as 3, no matter how you read, send tones are the same but their phonetic value does be different, phonetic value is a reflection of people’s emotional tone, under normal circumstances, completely different, and also reflects a emotional changes.

Third, after you understand basic knowledge of pronunciation, you’d better be able to apply in real life than For example, communicate with Mandarin pronunciation, Mandarin and talk to them, don’t be afraid to say bad, if you
Are afraid to say, then in Mandarin, how will you progress. You to insist that insist on reading, every day Within a few hours of practice for Mandarin. Ask a friend to guide you through the pronunciation, and pronounce it right every time, Correct, so stick to, no more than a month your Mandarin basic without any problems.

Finally, you can read poetry, listen to the CD in Chinese. Especially poetry, prose, poetry, slowly through the Through gradual practice. You can also see more Mainland TV series, learn the correct pronunciation. To find the way to learn One language the best way is to forget about the other languages, do not use dialect pronunciation to practice again. In
When I talk, to find the way, you can ask the teacher when necessary, your classmates, and if the teacher can give you the A targeted set of professional practice is good enough.







第三,在瞭解了基本的發音知識後,你最好是能夠運用在實際生活中,比如,多和普通話發音好的人交流,用普通話和他們交談,不要怕說不好,如果你都不敢說,那你的普通話又怎麼會進步。你一點要堅持說,堅持讀,每天都要拿出幾個小時來進行普通話的練習。讓朋友來指導你的發音,在發音不對的時候, 就及時糾正,這樣堅持下去,還沒一個月你的普通話就基本沒有任何問題了。


6 steps to effective learn Cantonese in Hong Kong

Cantonese Course for Beginners - Why Do You Come To Hong Kong?
Cantonese Course for Beginners – Why Do You Come To Hong Kong?

6 Steps to effective learn Cantonese in Hong Kong

For those foreigners or Mandarin speakers who stay in Hong Kong, the Cantonese language is definitely a big problem, how effective learn Cantonese in Hong Kong then? if you need to go to Hong Kong to study, study abroad, it has to overcome the language barrier, otherwise you won’t be able to survive in Hong Kong. For Hong Kong, where Cantonese and English is the most commonly used language, even if your English is very good, but if you are resident in Hong Kong, you need also to learn Cantonese. Learn Cantonese you need to pay attention to 6 points.

First: Listen more

When you go to Hong Kong, you’ve got a good learning environment can be used to learn Cantonese, this time if you know how to use to describe themselves to learn Cantonese, then you learn Cantonese is a great description. First of all, we need to listen more, you can check out the Cantonese long TV series, especially for young people, TVB TV series you will learn Cantonese has a lot of notes. Secondly, you can listen to songs in Cantonese, Cantonese of Hong Kong has a lot of great singers, like Deng Xiuwen, Eason Chan, wait, these are more popular. Of course, you can also listen to online audio tutorials related to Cantonese. In addition, xiaobian recommended is that you can go watch some TV, such as variety shows or a small addendum to Huang Zihua you’ve always liked “inventing”, where you not only can quickly learn Cantonese, but you can also learn about the latest, most boomers Cantonese vocabulary.

Second: Speak More

No matter what language is, you have to say, if you can’t talk, then everything is in vain. When some students learn Cantonese, they will encounter a problem, they can’t say. In fact, they feel shy and it is completely unnecessary. For Cantonese, you’re just a layman, after all, there is a learning process.

Third: to master the most standard Cantonese pronunciation

Learn Cantonese, we tend to find it difficult to grasp the most accurate pronunciation, Cantonese is particularly unique regular pattern, not a few words can say. For starters, Xiao bian recommended method is grasp the corresponding rules of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Any language is particularly common, you’re free you grasp the commonality can only learn better, you can use these rules to learn Cantonese.

Four: ask

You can find a Hong Kong friend classmate and ask them how you want to learn Cantonese, through communication in a gaining some experience with them, after all, they are the most familiar with Cantonese, three there must be one who can teach me, most important is to find a good teacher to learn a language, so that you can motivate yourself to continue to progress.

Five: Make more local friends

Making friends is a great way to learn a local language, not only you can make friends to expand your social network, you can also learn a lot from them, and in Hong Kong, local people are very helpful, they want you to get into their culture and language, therefore, they are willing to teach you some phrases those used in everyday life. Many of our students practice their Cantonese with their friend on a daily basis.

Six: Find a Hong Kong girlfriend or boyfriend.

I am NOT kidding! This is maybe the best way to learn a language, I am pretty sure you can pick this language up in 6 months! But of course, loving him or her is the prerequisite!

Should we learn Cantonese in Hong Kong?