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面对同事家属去世 职场美语说礼节(91)

来源:慢速英语   时间:1970-01-01 08:00:00

公司开会前,经理jeff说,总裁john henderson的母亲去世了。

jeff (manager): folks...before we begin our workday, i'm afraid i have some sad news. our ceo john henderson's mother passed away late last night. as you can imagine, this is a difficult time for the henderson family.

frank: oh, that is sad news. i met his mother once...she was a very nice woman.

penny: was she sick?

j: yes, i believe she was suffering from some illnesses; but she was also 91 years old.

f: wow! ninety-one years old! that's a pretty good run.

p: yeah...very impressive.

frank说,他见过henderson的母亲,老太太人很好。she was a very nice woman. penny问,她是不是病死的。得知老太太91岁高龄后,frank说,that's a pretty good run,意思是“够长寿的”。

george: you know, i'm from china and in some places in my homeland if you live past 80, they used to celebrate your death instead of mourning.

j: that's kind of a nice tradition. a long, full life is something to celebrate.

g: um, seeing as i'm not that familiar with western culture, i'm wondering...what's the protocol here? what can we do for the henderson family? what should i say?

george是从中国来的。他说,在中国年过八旬就是喜丧,是值得庆祝的。他想知道,西方有些什么习俗,能为死者家属做些什么。

j: in the west, people usually just say something like, "i'm sorry."