Here's a pair of words that are so fundamental, and a distinction that's so important to understand, that we can't help wondering why this edition has never appeared before. Study it well!
- A customer is a person or organization that buys goods or services from a business.
A client is a customer with whom a business or organization has a continuing relationship; for example, a business that pays for the services of an advertising firm; someone who regularly stays at a particular hotel while on business; or someone who uses the services of a lawyer, accountant, or other professional.
- customer とは、ある企業から商品やサービスを購入する個人や組織、つまり、顧客のことです。
- Most of our new customers hear about the store by word of mouth.
- Our year-end sale was a huge success. I've never seen so many customers in the store at one time.
- (hotel manager)
Mr. Winthrop has been a client of ours for many years.
- They're a well-respected accounting firm whose clients include several multinationals.
- (assistant at a business consulting firm, answering a call)
I'm sorry, but Ms. Jenson is meeting with a client at the moment. Can I take a message?
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