Learning Business Chinese - Corporate Terms
At the office
Hills Learning continues its periodic series on business Chinese. The following vocabulary is relatively simple, and it is a good thing, because we want you to learn everything by heart, as these expressions are most frequently used in the corporate environment.
1) 安排会议 (an1pai2 hui4yi4) – to set up a meeting, to arrange a meeting
Definition: To prepare a plan for a gathering of people, as for a business or social purpose.
Meaning: Will you arrange the next committee meeting?
2) 发传真 (fa2 chuan2zhen1) – to send a fax, to fax
Definition: To send a document or an image of a document made by electronic scanning and transmitted as data by telecommunication links.
Meaning: My secretary will fax you all my travel plans.
3) 快件 (kuai4jian4) – an express mail
Definition: A postal service that guarantees a very fast delivery.
Meaning: Please send this parcel by express delivery.
4) 参加面试 (can1jia1 mian4shi4) – to interview
Definition: To hold a job interview with someone
Meaning: The applicants were interviewed one by one.
5) 搜集 数据 (sou1ji2 shu4ju4) - to collect data
Definition: To gather information on a certain topic.
Meaning: The data should be collected once a week.
6) 行政工作 (xing2zheng4 gong1zuo2) – an administrative work
Definition: Work related to the management of a company, school or organization.
Example: 这份工作主要是行政性的。 Meaning: This job is mainly administrative.
7) 行政助理 (xing2zheng4 zhu4li3) – an administrative assistant
Definition: A person employed to aid an executive, as in a corporate department, by coordinating such office services and procedures as the supervision, maintenance, and control of the flow of work and programs, personnel, budgeting, records, etc.
Meaning: We need to hire an administrative assistant now.
8) 总经理 ( zong3 jing1li3) – a general manager
Definition: The person of general authority who performs all reasonable tasks in conducting the usual and customary business of the principal head or owner.
Example: 你可以和 总经理说说这件事。
Meaning: You can talk to the general manager about this issue.