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    Talking console myself

    Hi~ This is the conversion that I talked to my landlord days ago...
    Would you help me how to say this naturally please?

    Tenant : I was wondering if you could provide me put the rent a bit down? If you go $140 a week I won’t move out.

    Landlord : OK, if you sign 1year then I will go $140 a week.

    Tenant : That’s too long, it’s usually 3months.

    Landlord : OK, if you want 3months the rent would be $145 a week.

    Tenant : Sorry, basically, that’s out of my budget.

    Landlord : Then $141. Please don’t say NO.

    Tenant : Common, what’s the point with $1, why don’t you just accept $140 and both will be happy.

    Landlord : I already gave way a lot, but you gave way nothing,
    that’s not fair. So, with $1 I can console (comfort ? those? )myself at lease. You know.
    Last edited by flytothesky; 21-Dec-2008 at 04:29.

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    Re: console myself

    Tenant: I was wondering if you could lower the rent? If you go down to $140 a week, I won’t move out.

    Landlord: OK, if you sign a 1-year lease, then I will go down to $140 a week.

    Tenant: That’s too long; it’s usually 3 months.

    Landlord: OK, if you want a 3-month lease, the rent will be $145 a week.

    Tenant: Sorry, but that’s over my budget.

    Landlord: Then $141. Please don’t say NO.

    Tenant: Come on, what’s the point with the $1? Why don’t you just accept $140 and both of us will be happy.

    Landlord: I've given a lot; you've given nothing. That’s not fair. With the $1, I feel as if I am getting at least something, you know?

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