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2009.12.17

Hello again!

Here's an aspect of the job that sales reps either love or hate.

Today's Lesson
ENTERTAIN (a client)   (顧客を)もてなす、接待する

Explanation

  • To entertain clients, business associates, friends, etc., is to invite them to drink or dine with you as your guests.
  • entertain は、顧客、仕事の仲間、友人などをお客として招待し、一緒にお酒を飲んだり食事をしたりする、という意味です。

ENTERTAIN (a client)

examples

  1. My wife likes to entertain. We have people over for dinner at least once a week.
  2. Americans often entertain business associates in their homes, but that seems to be less common in Japan.
  3. I'm a sales rep, so I spend a lot of my time entertaining clients. My company gives me a large expense account for the purpose.

英会話レッスンEnjoy the day!