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:
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.