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Adam: This lesson is for those working in Taiwan or China in an office type environment. Some of these words may be advanced but if used in the right context, might still be useful to get your message across.
Unless you’re looking to become fluent, you probably don’t need to learn all these words, so just pick the ones that you think would be useful for your situation.
Let’s start with the word for office.
Adam: So in an office type environment, you usually have a few different people working there. First, there might be a boss, who is the
Adam: Notice this word also has the character 老 for old in it, similar to 老师 which we learned in an earlier lesson means “teacher.”
Adam: The employees who work for the boss are the
Adam: If you are an employee at an office, your coworkers are your
Your department might have a manager, who is a
Adam: Your boss might have a secretary who is a
Adam: Now your actual job or work is called
Adam: So if someone wanted to know what you do, they might ask
Adam: So literally that’s Your job is what. What’s your job?
Adam: Now lets say you wanted a job, you’d need to apply for one first. To apply is
Adam: To apply
Adam: So to apply for a job would be
Adam: When applying for a job, they usually need to see your resume or CV, which is your
Adam: Resume or CV
Adam: If they like what they see, they might call you for an interview or a
When meeting an interviewer, they usually give you their business card with both hands. Make sure you receive the card with both hands too.
Adam: Once you get the job, you’d have to agree on some salary or
Adam: Note that from some of your salary, you’ll need to pay some tax which is
Adam: After starting the job, you’d have to go through a training process.
Adam: Work culture in Asia can be pretty demanding, frequently requiring overtime
Adam: This in turn may give you lots of stress
Adam: Depending on your type of work, you may have to have a lot of meetings
Adam: To have a meeting
Adam: During the meeting, you may have various topics to discuss
Adam: Now perhaps you were interested in doing business for yourself
Adam: To do business
Adam: The purpose of business of course is to make money
Adam: Make money
One industry that is popular in Asia is the trade industry
Adam: This involves importing some products
Adam: And exporting other products
Adam: How well a company does will depend on its revenue
Adam: And expenses
Adam: It might also depend on the economy
Adam: And support from the government
Adam: This brings us to the end of our Chinese Basics course. I hope you found the material useful to you, to just give you a taste of what Chinese is all about. If you liked what you learned and would like to take the next step towards becoming fluent or functionally fluent, I recommend you sign up for a premium subscription on our site chinesetrack.com The premium course starts again from lesson 1, so there will be some review, but it will also fill in a lot of gaps that were skipped in the Chinese Basics course, which will take you a long ways towards becoming functionally fluent in the language, including a lot more resources for learning to read, type and even write characters, if that interests you. So check that out on our site chinesetrack.com If you have any questions about that course or any material on the site, feel free to use the contact us form on the site to get in touch. Thank you.