OFTEN-USED BUSINESS TERMS HARD TO TRANSLATE

a pitch - when you try to convince somebody to do something or to give you something (esp. to make them buy something from you, invest in your idea, support you, etc.)

  • a sales pitch

  • an elevator pitch

  • He tried his sales pitch on me on the phone about the quality and durability of their product.

  • A classic example of a pitch is what people do on the TV show "Dragons' Den" (UK version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QvguJJNilA)

to pitch (this word is also a verb)

  • to pitch an idea to somebody

  • to pitch for funds/capital/investment/support/business (try to persuade someone to provide you that)

  • When the house owner opened the door, I quickly started pitching my product to him, but he did not listen and just shut the door in my face.


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