Words in today’s news There are continuation issues from the US-ASEAN Summit Forum. In which Indonesian leaders discussed the billionaire owner of Tesla Elon Musk about investment opportunities in the battery industry for electric vehicles in Indonesia.
Reuters headlines say Indonesia’s Jokowi meets Tesla’s Musk after nickel talks, meaning Indonesian leader Jokowi meets Tesla CEO Musk. After discussing the nickel ore industry
This news tells about Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Meet Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla on Saturday in Texas to discuss technology and investment plans in Indonesia According to the Indonesian government
Discussion between Musk and Widodo It comes after an official discussion on investment opportunities in the nickel industry in Indonesia. and the supply of batteries for electric vehicles
Indonesian officials and two people involved in the discussions revealed to Reuters that last week Tesla representatives in Indonesia hold talks with Indonesian authorities on possible battery investments there. But Tesla has not commented on the matter.
over the years Indonesia is trying to reach a trade-investment deal with Tesla. In regards to battery investment and the possibility of investing in SpaceX of Elon. Musk as well
Indonesian leader’s visit to Washington last week attending the US-ASEAN Summit including discussing with Musk at the SpaceX launch site in Texas And compared to inviting the billionaire Tesla owner to visit Indonesia this November. Indonesia will host the G20 summit during this period. And Indonesian authorities have also identified Elon Musk’s revelations during their talks. “Expected to happen in November” and that there is still a chance for “Cooperation in many areas Because Indonesia has a lot of potential.”
Indonesia is the world’s largest source of nickel ore. And the Indonesian leader hopes to develop the electric vehicle industry in the country. Since the production of nickel ore battery component manufacturing including the assembly of electric vehicles which the Indonesian leader had previously told the billionaire Considering Indonesia as a launch base for SpaceX spacecraft as well
Two deals have been made over the past several months. It is the new driving force of the Indonesian leader in the development of the electric vehicle industry. At a time when automakers around the world are facing difficulties in producing batteries. and reduce dependence on ore for production coming from China
Previously, there was a South Korean company LG. The world’s second largest manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries. announced last month to invest $9 billion in Indonesia. It covers mineral production to battery cell production in Indonesia. and Chinese company Amperex Technologies, a competitor to LG and a battery exporter to Tesla. It also announced a $9 billion investment in Indonesia in April.
The word in this week’s news takes the word nickel from this headline. Literally translated as nickel ore.
It also translates to a US 5 cent coin. This is about 1.73 baht in Thai currency.
Let’s look at an example of how the word nickel, meaning a 5 cent coin, is used in a conversation between Laura and her friends.
Friend: Let’s get some drink from the vending machine.
Laura: Oh, I am a nickel short for a can of Coke.
Friend: Let’s go get something to drink at the vending machine!
Laura: Oh! I don’t have enough money, I’m missing 5 cents for a can of Coke.
As for nickel, which is a verb, we rarely see each other. mean that is coated with nickel
The word nickel is still in many expressions.
The first expression is nickel and dime, meaning fussy. The word dime is the name of a 10 cent coin. Let’s look at its use in a sentence, for example:
The chairman wants to understand the big picture. Yet, this employee keeps talking about nickel-and-dime budget allocation.
It means that the president of the company wants to understand the overall picture. But this employee keeps talking about budget allocation.
The expression nickel and dime can also be translated to take advantage of the small things. Let’s look at its usage in the sentence, for example: Honey, this new gym looks great but when I look at the membership fees, it seems that they try to. nickel and dime us for every extra service.
I mean, honey, this new gym looks good. But when I look at the membership fee They seem to be trying to take advantage of all the extras.
Continue with the expression Not worth a plug nickel, meaning worthless, without value, for example:
Pauline sold an old dish for a few dollars, thinking it’s not worth a plug nickel only to know later that it’s an extremely rare item from the Qing Dynasty.
It means that Pauline sold the old plate for a couple of dollars. by thinking that it is something that has no price until later learned that it was a rare item from the Qing Dynasty.
Another expression is “Not have two nickels to rub together”, meaning very poor. Let’s look at an example of a conversation between George and Britney. Twin brothers and sisters who are discussing birthday parties.
George: I feel like splurging on our birthday next week.
Britney: Sorry, I just don’t have two nickels to rub together this month.
George: I feel so extravagant to celebrate our birthday next week.
Britney: I’m sorry, I’m very poor this month.
Capped off today’s news with a quote from Charles Schwab, president and founder of an American investment firm. which was said to
I did all kinds of things as a young person to try to make money. I had a chicken operation – I sold chickens. I can remember going to high school football games as a ten-year-old and gathering Coca-Cola bottles, ’cause you’d turn them in and get a nickel. I wanted not to remain idle.
I mean, I’ve been doing everything since I was a kid trying to make money. Ever since cutting chickens and selling chickens, I remember going to an American football game at school when I was ten and collecting empty Coke bottles to sell. because you can turn it into money I just don’t want to be alone