Business English Phrases – ビジネス英会話フレーズ

Business English Expression and Phrases <ビジネス英会話フレーズ>
-Learn expressions such as idioms and slang that is unique to culture, age, and business!
新しい英語表現: 文化・時代・ビジネスで使う特有なイディオム表現や俗語を覚えよう!

–Hiroko and Sam meet again to plan their negotiation with the Legal department. They discuss the issues and determine their opening position.–

Sam: Hiroko, I’m not sure it’s a good idea to make Shinji and Bruce split a cubicle. There may not be enough space with all of technical manuals.
Hiroko: Well, let’s try to nab this cubicle from Legal. It’s full of cabinets.
Sam: Why would Legal give it up? What’s their incentive?
Hiroko: They have books and files stacked on the floor now. How about trading some of our cabinets in the corridor for cubicle space? We need desk space more than cabinets. Legal needs cabinets more than desk space. It’s win-win.
Sam: Hmm. How many cabinets can we afford to lose?
Hiroko: Let’s offer them four and see if they go for it.
Sam: That’s our opening position, but how many are we really willing to concede?
Hiroko: Six is the max, but keep that under your hat.
Sam: Got it!


split share equally 動・・・分ける、共有する
Nab take 動・・・取る
Stacked piled, arranged vertically 形・・・山積した
Opening Position first offer, starting point 名・・・交渉における最初の提案
Concede give up, accept a loss 動・・・交渉する、(権利
Go for it initiate or advance in doing something (take action) 頑張ってやってみる
This Month’s "Janglish" : 今回はProcessとStepの違いの使い方を解説します。