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ESL 342: The Refund (1)


ESL 342: The Refund (1)


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Delbert figured the bill would be a little over $15. He had bought seven Hershey's Special Dark 5-ounce chocolate bars. They were on sale, reduced from $1.49 to $1 each. He had studied the various deals on toilet paper. You need a calculator to figure out what the best deal is, he muttered as he looked at each price tag beneath each item. Knowing that the house brand is almost always cheaper than the name brand, he settled on Ralfs Nice 'n Soft 2-ply tissue.

The large plastic package proclaimed "Comfy Softness." The 12 double rolls were reduced from $7.19 to $5.39. Delbert read the small print on the package: "Embossed for softness—Ralfs Bathroom Tissue is Soft, Thick and Plush. Safe for sewer and septic systems."

He had also bought about 2 ?pounds of bananas, at 67 cents a pound. A week ago, no bananas were available. Instead, a sign had said, "Bad weather in Ecuador is affecting our banana supply."

Delbert was surprised when the bill came to $15.91. He gave the checker a twenty and got his change. Then he pushed his cart over near the coffee counter to double-check his bill. There it was--$5.91 for the toilet paper. He pushed the cart back to aisle 4. He looked at the price tag on the bottom of the shelf again—it said $5.32. Ha, he thought. He went back to the same checker and told her about the overcharge.

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*Vocabulary:

• aisle:
• banana:
• beneath:
• brand:
• chocolate:
• double:
• emboss:
• figure:
• mutter:
• ounce:
• overcharge:
• plush:
• ply:
• proclaim:
• septic:
• settle:
• sewer:
• thick:
• tissue:

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 342: The Refund (1)

*Vocabulary:


• aisle: gian hàng
• banana: chuối
• beneath: bên dưới, không đáng
• brand: thương hiệu
• chocolate: sô cô la
• double: gấp đôi
• emboss: đập, chạm nổi
• figure: dự tính
• mutter: lẩm bẩm
• ounce: ounce
• overcharge: tính hơn
• plush: sang trọng
• ply: uốn cong
• proclaim: công bố
• septic: tự hoại, nhiễm khuẩn
• settle: giải quyết
• sewer: hệ thống thoát nước/ người thợ khâu vá
• thick: dầy
• tissue: khăn

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Tiền trả lại

Delbert dự tính hóa đơn chỉ hơn $15. Anh đã mua bảy thanh sô cô la Hershey đen 5-ounce. Nó đang giảm giá từ $1.49 thành $1 mỗi thanh. Anh nghiên cứu giá khăn giấy. Bạn phải có máy tính để tính toán mua sắm tốt, anh lầm bầm khi anh nhìn bảng giá dưới mỗi món đồ. Biết là nhãn hiệu gia đình hầu hết luôn rẻ hơn loại có nhãn hiệu, anh chọn khăn giấy Ralfs Nice 'n Soft 2-lớp.

Cái bao nhựa lớn đề nhãn "Mềm dễ chiu." 12 cuộn đôi giảm giá từ $7.19 xuống $5.39. Delbert đọc chữ in nhỏ trên bao bì: "Mềm nổi bật- khăn giấy mềm, dầy và sang trọng An toàn cho hệ thống nước và vệ sinh."

Anh cũng mua 2 pounds chuối, giá 67 xu một pound. Tuần rồi, không có chuối. Thay vì vậy, có bảng đề "thời tiết xấu ở Ecuador làm ảnh hưởng đến nguồn cung cấp chuối."

Delbert ngạc nhiên khi hóa đơn lên đến $15.91. Anh đưa người tính tiền tờ hai mươi và nhận tiền thối. Rồi anh đẩy xe đến gần quầy cà phê để kiểm lại hóa đơn. Đây rồi--$5.91 cho khăn giấy. Anh đẩy xe lại ngăn 4. Anh nhìn giá ở dưới kệ lần nữa-nó ghi $5.32. Ha, anh nghĩ. Anh quay lại người tính tiền cũ để bảo cô về việc tinh quá giá.

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@lanhuongbm

Knowing that the house brand is almost always cheaper than the name brand,...
Biết là nhãn hiệu gia đình hầu hết luôn rẻ hơn loại có nhãn hiệu,...


Theo ndh hiểu thì sự khác biệt giữa House brand và Name brand là thế này. Lấy ví dụ hàng hoá khi sản xuất từ nhà máy ra nhưng không ghi nhản hiệu xuất xứ (tạm hiểu là noname) và cung cấp thẳng tới các tập đoàn, hệ thống kinh doanh bán lẻ, lấy ví dụ như chuổi siêu thị bán lẻ của Cora ở Việt Nam, tại đây những sản phẩm này được dán nhản mác của Cora như sản phẩm độc quyền của họ.

Ngược lại, Name brand là sản phẩm được sản xuất ra và in, dán nhãn mác của công ty sản xuất trước khi phân phối tới các tập đoàn kinh doanh bán lẻ. Ví dụ như sản phẩm điện tử của Nhật, Hàn quốc hay nước giải khát của tập đoàn Cocacola,...

Hàng hoá thuộc loại Name brand luôn luôn đắt và tốt hơn loại House brand là đương nhiên vì chỉ có những nhà sản xuất nhỏ, thương hiệu chưa được mọi người biết đến mới chịu nhún mình sản xuất hàng không dán nhãn mác của công ty mình.

Vậy bạn có thể tạm dịch hai từ này là:

- Name brand: Hàng hoá mang nhản hiệu của hãng sản xuất.

- House brand: Hàng hoá không có nhản mác của nhà sản xuất.

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