宴会招待 - 这种口译场合怎么办？
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. It"s my great pleasure to host the banquet in honor of our dear friends and dedicated experts, and celebrate the successful conclusion of our talk. In particular, I"d like to thank Ms. Kelland for coming. Without her last-minute effort, we would still be in the middle of nowhere, probably in the middle of negotiations, I"m afraid.
Thank you, President Li. You all did very well. I just contributed my share. We all maneuver successfully to get our job done, so to speak. Well, ladies and gentlemen, are we carrying out another round of talk over the dinner?
No more business talks today. I propose we limit our talk to friendship tonight. And of course, we"ll delight ourselves completely in the food that Mother Nature grants us.
That"s great, the delicious Chinese food! I can"t wait to enjoy your food. What are we expecting tonight?
Tonight we have prepared a typical Shanghai meal. I hope you will like it.
Yes, eat in Shanghai as Shanghai people eat. But, to be frank, I"ve heard of the famous Cantonese food, Sichuan food, Shandong food, but not that much of Shanghai food. What"s special about Shanghai cuisine?
Shanghai cuisine, usually called Benbang cuisine, is the youngest among the major regional cuisine in China, with a history of more than 400 years. Like all other Chinese regional cuisines, Bnebang cuisine takes "color, aroma and taste" as its essential quality elements. It"s featured by the expert use of seasonings, the selection of raw materials with quality texture, and original flavors.