VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Today we focused on:


discussing 11/11

Speaking

It is one of the biggest events selling but I don’t think they are cheaper than other days.
You have to search the best items and the best stores in taobao and some of the items you have to pay right after 12 o’clock
I found the price only cheaper 50 cny so I decided to protect my skin.
I also bought some of the things on 10 o’clock at night.
And the website is very slow and buffering.
Depends on what kind of things I like to buy, for example books I prefer buy books in JD. because the JD delivery is very fast and sometimes they have discounts events. Like books it is 100 you can discount 50.
I even like pdf ebook just review it.

I bought a pair of shoes on the next day, I told the customer service oh sorry my internet was failed last night so I didnt bought it can I buy it with the discount price.
Because on the lat night when I want to pay for it my internet was really down so I cancelled it. I didnt wait for the internet to be up again / to go back to normal / to be fixed.


It is one of the biggest events/ shopping festival but I don’t think they are cheaper than other days. / I don’t think the discounts are worth it.
You have to search the best items and the best stores on taobao and for some of the items you have to pay right after 12 o’clock or you may not get it / or they may be sold out.
I found the price was only cheaper by 50 cny / it was only 50cny cheaper so I decided to protect my skin and sleep early.
I also bought some of the things at 10 o’clock at night.
And the website was very slow and loading.
Depends on what kind of things I would like to buy, for example books I prefer to buy books on JD. because JD’s delivery is very fast and sometimes they have discounts events.
Like if you buy for 100cny of books you get 50cny as a discount / you get a discount of 50cny
I sometimes get the pdf ebook just to review it.

I bought a pair of shoes on the next day, I told the customer service oh sorry my internet failed / was down last night so I couldn’t  buy  it , can I still buy it with the discount price now?
Because last night when I wanted to pay for it my internet was really down so I cancelled it. I didnt wait for the internet to be up again / to go back to normal / to be fixed.

Vocabulary

retail 零售
Ton works in clothes retail. he works in a clothes shop.

equities : stock of a company
The equites of JD.com went up on that day.

equity market : buying and selling of stocks
I want to invest in the equity market.

profitability : ability to make a profit
If you sell at a discount your profitability will go down.

cannibalism : eat your own
We we stuck on an island with no food so we had to do cannibalism to survive.

sales cannibalization : when one product takes the sales of another product.
If a company has 2 products that are too similar the cheaper one will cannibalize the sales of the more expensive one.

e-commerce : internet shopping
Taobao is a e-commerce platform.

fake products : not real products
Some people say that products on pingduoduo are fake.

stingy : 吝啬的
Our boss is really stingy, when he invites us for dinner, we need to pay for ourselves….

refund (n/v) : pay back
I didn’t like them so I sent them back and got a refund.
We will refund the purchase within 7 days.

to kick off : to start
We kicked off the party with a firework

live stream. (n/v): live video on the internet
You can watch the livestream on taobao.

features : what something can do
One of the most important features of a phone is the ability to take good pictures and videos.

interactive : enabling exchanges
One of the interactive features of a live streaming is the chat window.

to interact:交流
Most people interact on WeChat.

interaction (n) : exchange between 2 people
We had a great interaction during the meeting.

anti …. : against ….
Singles’ day is an anti valentines’ day
Tom is anti technology, he doesn’t like technology he wants to do everything the old way.

to tighten one’s belt: To spend less / try to save money
I spent too much on 11/11 I will have to tighten my belt next month and eat instant noodles every day.

to adopt : to take someone in
We adopted a kid instead of having a baby.
We found a stray cat and adopted it.

sold out : out of stock
I wanted to buy a bag but they were sold out.

hard copies : physical copy / real books
I like to buy hard copies.

illegal : not legal
Many people use illegal windows copies.

buffer : a safe distance / zone
We need to finish the project on Wednesday but I told the team we needed to finish it on Monday. This way we have 2 days as buffer.

to shoot through the roof : increase a lot / become very high
The price of pork short shot through the roof last month.

pistachio 开心果
I bought boxes of pistachio on 11/11

pork 猪肉
The price of pork is shooting through the roof.

Grammar

on + website/app
I bought something on Taobao
I went searched on Baidu