讓老闆對你誇目相看:10句必學「專家級」商業英文用語

讓老闆對你誇目相看:10句必學「專家級」商業英文用語
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在工作場合中,能否將商業英語使用的恰如其分是一門大學問。這除了能上你更精準表達工作事項之外,更能凸現自己的專業度。

今天小編特別介紹10句常用的商業詞彙和片語,讓你在老闆面前大顯威風,在同事面前一枝獨秀:

1. across the board – including everyone or everything  指全面地,表示事情會以同樣方式影響所有人或事

例句:The computer company decided to give the workers an across-the-board increase in their salary.

2. bail a company out or bail out a company – to rescue a company that has financial problems 幫助一家公司擺脫困境

例句:The government bailed out the bank to maintain stability in the economy.

3. a ball park figure/estimate – a rough estimate or figure  一個大略的數字

例句:The contractor gave us a ball park figure for the cost of repairing the new building.

4. bang for the buck – value for the money spent  花最少錢取得最大效果

例句:We were able to get much bang for the buck when we advertised on the Internet.

5. bankroll someone/something – to supply someone with money, to finance someone  提供…資金

例句:The movie actor bankrolled his son while the son was producing his first movie.

6. bottom line –
(1)the central issue of a discussion, the main point  可以指在討論過程中,最重要的一件事

例句:My friend wants to open a restaurant. However, the bottom line for me is that we need more research before I invest any money.

(2)the lowest amount of money that someone will accept  指在商務談判中的可以被接受的最低價格

例句:Take this new offer to Sony, but 20,000 is our bottom line! We can’t go lower than that!

7. break even – to have expenses equal to profits  得失相當

例句:After three months the company was able to break even and begin to make a profit.

8. carve out a niche (for a product) – to create a product or market that nobody else has 開拓利基

例句:The company was able to carve out a niche for their product among university students.

9. cut corners – to economize, to try to spend less money. 找更方便或便宜的辦法來做一件事

例句:We have been forced to economize on expenses during these severe economic times.

10 . cut one’s losses – to do something in order to stop losing additional money or time etc.  斷掉某人的損失;斷尾求生

例句:We should sell the old machinery soon and try to cut our losses.

另外補充一部影片,讓大家練習一下如何將生活用語轉換成商業用字:

文章出處:讓老闆大為驚歎!10句必學專業級商業詞彙片語!

Photo Credit: Maryland GovPics @Flickr CC BY 2.0

責任編輯:羊正鈺
核稿編輯:楊士範

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