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Essential Chinese vocabulary for business and work

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Knowing Chinese as a second language opens new doors of opportunity, and increases your hireability to employers. Chinese business and work culture revolves around relationships, and you cannot do business well with someone without having a good relationship.

学会中文,作为第二语言,这会为你开启更多的机遇以及增加你被雇用的机会。中国商务和工作文化涉及到人际关系,没有良好的关系你无法跟他人进行交易往来。


Below are 26 work-related Chinese vocabulary words to get you started.

以下是让你开始学习的26个工作相关的中文词汇。


Going to Work


工作 (gōng zuò) – Work, job


我最近找到新的工作。

wǒ zuì jìn zhǎo dào xīn de gōng zuò.

I just got a new job.


上班 (shàng bān) – Start work


我每天九点上班。

wǒ měi tiān jiǔ diǎn shàng bān.

I start work every day at 9 AM.


下班 (xià bān) – Finish work


我通常五点下班。

wǒ tōng cháng wǔ diǎn xià bān.

Usually I get off at 5 PM.


加班 (jiā bān) – Work overtime


公司忙的时候,我必须加班。

gōng sī máng de shí hòu, wǒ bì xū jiā bān.

During the busy season, I need to work overtime.


办公室 (bàn gōng shì) – Office


我们的办公室在市中心的一城大楼里。

wǒ mén de bàn gōng shì zài shì zhōng xīn de yī chéng dà lóu lǐ.

Our office is in a tall building downtown.


工厂 (gōng chǎng) – Factory


我们还有几家工厂在深圳。

wǒ mén hai yǒu jī jiā gōng chǎng zài Shēnzhèn.

We also have several factories in Shenzhen.


出差 (chū chāi) – Business trip


年底的时候,我会到北京出差。

nián dǐ de shí hòu, wǒ huì dào Běijīng chū chāi.

At the end of the year, I will go on a business trip to Beijing.


People at Work


老板 (lǎo bǎn) – Boss


黄先生是我们的老板。

Huáng xiān shēng shì wǒ mén de lǎo bǎn.

Mr. Huang is our boss.


总经理 (zǒng jīng lǐ) – CEO


黄先生也是总经理。

Huáng xiān shēng yě shì zǒng jīng lǐ.

Mr. Huang is also the CEO.


经纪 (jīng jì) – Manager


王经理有很多年的工作经验。

Wáng jīng lǐ yǒu hěn duō nián de gōng zuò jīng yàn.

Mr. Wong, our manager, has many years of work experience.


员工 (yuán gōng) – Employee


我们公司有四百多个员工。

wǒ mén gōng sī yǒu sì bǎi duō gè yuán gōng.

Our company has over 400 employees.


客户 (kè hù) – Client


我们大部分的客户都是外国人。

wǒ mén dà bù fēn de kè hù doū shì wài guó rén.

Our clients are mainly foreigners.


Workplace Tools & Equipment


电脑 (diàn nǎo) – Computer


到了办公司以后,我会先吧电脑点开。

dào le bàn gōng sī yǐ hòu, wǒ huì xiān ba diàn nǎo diǎn kāi.

When I get to work, the first thing I do is turn on the computer.


电邮 (diàn yóu) – Email


我每天都会收到许多的电邮。

wǒ měi tiān doū huì shōu dào xǔ duō de diàn yóu.

Every day, I receive many emails.


名片 (míng piàn) – Business card


我们交换名片吧。

wǒ mén jiāo huàn míng piàn bā.

Let's exchange business cards.


文件 (wén jiàn) – Document


你有收到我寄给你的文件吗?

nǐ yǒu shōu dào wǒ jì gěi nǐ de wén jiàn má?

Did you get the document I sent you?


打印机 (dǎ yìn jī) – Printer


打印机没有纸了。

dǎ yìn jī méi yǒu zhǐ le.

The printer is out of paper.


复印机 (fù yìn jī) – Photocopier


你会不会用复印机?

nǐ huì bu huì yòng fù yìn jī?

Do you know how to use the photocopier?


Doing Business


会议 (huì yì) – Meeting


我下午两点跟吴小姐有个会议。

wǒ xià wǔ liǎng diǎn gēn Wú xiǎo jiě yǒu ge huì yì.

I have a meeting at 2 PM with Ms. Wu.


谈生意 (tán shēng yì) – Discuss business


我们在餐厅里谈生意。

wǒ mén zài cān tīng lǐ tán shēng yì.

We discussed business in a restaurant.


成交交易 (chéng jiāo jiāo yì) – Make a deal


我们终于成交交易。

wǒ mén zhōng yú chéng jiāo jiāo yì.

We finally closed the business deal.


处理问题 (chǔ lǐ wèn tí) – Manage problems


我必须跟我的同事们处里一些问题。

wǒ bì xū gēn wǒ de tóng shì mén chǔ lǐ yī xiē wèn tí.

My coworkers and I need to manage some problems.


Departments Within a Company


会计 (kuài jì) – Accounting


我们的会计部门很严格。

wǒ mén de kuài jì bù mén hěn yán gé.

Our accounting department is very strict.


人事处 (rén shì chù) – Human Resources


以前,我是作人事处的。

yǐ qián,wǒ shì zuò rén shì chù de.

I used to work in Human Resources.


信息管理 (xìn xī guǎn lǐ) – Information Technology


我们的信息管理部门很有效率。

wǒ mén de xìn xī guǎn lǐ bù mén hěn yǒu xiào lǜ.

Our IT department is very efficient.


营销 (yíng xiāo) – Marketing


营销部门需要我们的货品照片。

yíng xiāo bù mén xū yào wǒ mén de huò pǐn zhào piàn.

The marketing department needs our product photos.


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2016-06-21

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