"Business" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 háng yè industry / business
 yè wù business / professional work / service / CL:項|项[xiang4]
 shì qing affair / matter / thing / business / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
 shāng yè business / trade / commerce
 shāng wù commercial affairs / commercial / commerce / business
 shēng yi business / CL:筆|笔[bi3]
 shāng jiā merchant / business / enterprise
 mǎi mài buying and selling / business / business transactions / CL:樁|桩[zhuang1],次[ci4]
 shì r one's employment / business / matter that needs to be settled / (northern dialect) (of a person) demanding / trying / troublesome / erhua variant of 事[shi4] / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
 gōng shāng yè business
 shāng hào store / a business
 wù shì affair / matter / thing / business / articles / goods / materials / thing / stuff / person (derog.)
 jiāo yì (business) transaction / business deal / CL:筆|笔[bi3]
 rén jiā household / dwelling / family / sb else's house / household business / house of woman's husband-to-be / CL:戶|户[hu4],家[jia1]
 bàn gōng shì office / business premises / bureau / CL:間|间[jian1]
 lǎo bǎn boss / business proprietor / CL:個|个[ge4]
 bàn gōng to handle official business / to work (esp. in an office)
 shāng jī business opportunity / commercial opportunity
 yè jì achievement / accomplishment / (in more recent usage) performance (of a business, employee etc) / results
 yùn yíng to be in operation / to do business / (of train, bus etc) to be in service / operation / service
 shāng chǎng shopping mall / shopping center / department store / emporium / CL:家[jia1] / the business world
 yíng yè to do business / to trade
 qǐ yè guǎn lǐ business management
 kāi shè to offer (goods or services) / to open (for business etc)
 kāi yè to open a business / to open a practice / open (for business)
 yǐn sī secrets / private business / privacy
 kāi mén to open a door (lit. and fig.) / to open for business
 cháng wù routine / everyday business / daily operation (of a company)
 guó yǒu qǐ yè nationalized business / state-owned business
 yíng yè é sum or volume of business / turnover
 chū chāi to go on an official or business trip
 guà pái lit. to hang up a plate / to open up for business / listed (on stock market)
 guó qǐ state enterprise / (Tw) abbr. for 國際企業管理|国际企业管理, international business management (as a subject of study)
 kāi bàn to open / to start (a business etc) / to set up
 zuò shēng yì to do business
 zhāo pai signboard / shop sign / reputation of a business
 kāi zhāng to open a business / first transaction of a business day
 yíng yùn running / operation (of airport, bus service, business etc)
 shāng bào business newspaper
 gōng wù official business
 shāng xué yuàn business school / university of business studies
 sī yíng qǐ yè private business / opposite: state-owned enterprise 國有企業|国有企业[guo2 you3 qi3 ye4]
 gē tán singing stage / music business (esp. pop music)
 qǐ yè jí tuán business conglomerate
 jīng shāng to trade / to carry out commercial activities / in business
 yì shì to discuss official business
 shāng quān commercial district / business district
 Huá ěr Jiē Wall Street, New York / by extension, American big business
 shāng jiè business world / business community
 bàn gōng dì zhǐ business address
 jǐng qì (of economy, business etc) flourishing / prosperous
 pī fā shāng a wholesale business / distributor
  business centre
 dàn jì off season / slow business season / see also 旺季[wang4 ji4]
 zì yíng self-operated / to operate one's own business
 yíng yè shí jiān time of business / opening hours (of shop) / working time
 pèi jué supporting role (in play, film etc) / minor role / to play a secondary role (in business etc) / to play second fiddle
 chē háng car-related business / car dealership / taxi company / (commercial) garage
 zhǔ yè main business
 tóng yè same trade or business / person in the same trade or business
 yǎn yì quān show business
 jīn róng yè financial sector / the banking business
 zhèng shì one's proper business
 quān nèi close circle / community / (esp.) the show business milieu
 jiān shāng unscrupulous businessman / profiteer / shark / dishonest business
 guǎn xián shì to meddle / to be a "nosy Parker" / to be too inquisitive about other people's business
 tóng pái bronze medal / bronze plaque bearing a business name or logo etc / CL:枚[mei2]
 shāng yè mó shì business model
 dà bān tai-pan / business executive / foreign business manager / top class of kindergarten or school grade
 gòu dàng shady business
 chū kǒu shāng exporter / export business
 jìn kǒu shāng importer / import business
 shāng yè qū business district / downtown
 shāng yè zhōng xīn business center / commerce center
 máng huo to be really busy / pressing business
 shì yóu main content / matter / work / origin of an incident / cause / purpose / subject (of business letter)
 yīn gōng in the course of doing one's work / on business
 jiāo yì é sum or volume of business transactions / turnover
 xián shì other people's business
 zhí xíng rén executioner (hangman) / business executor
 xiǎo xíng qǐ yè small business
 shǒu bǐ sth written or painted in one's own hand / (of a writer, calligrapher or painter) skill / style / hand / (fig.) style shown in spending money, handling business etc / scale
 guī kǒu to return to one's original trade / to put (a business etc) under the administration of the relevant central authority / (the) relevant (department in charge of sth)
 dǎ tiān xià to seize power / to conquer the world / to establish and expand a business / to carve out a career for oneself
 hé bàn to cooperate / to do business together
 Huá Shāng Bào China Business News (newspaper)
 yǎn yì jiè performing arts circles / show business
 jīng yíng fēng xiǎn business risk
 shí tǐ diàn brick and mortar business / physical (rather than online) retail store
 háng row / line / commercial firm / line of business / profession / to rank (first, second etc) among one's siblings (by age) / (in data tables) row / (Tw) column
 tíng bàn to shut down / to terminate / to cancel / to go out of business
 gōng shāng guǎn lǐ shuò shì Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 guǎn bu zháo to have no right or ability to interfere in sth / it's none of your business!
 yī luò qiān zhàng lit. to drop a thousand zhang in one fall (idiom) / fig. (of business, popularity etc) to suffer a sudden, devastating decline / to take a dive
 xiǎo mài bù kiosk / snack counter / retail department or section inside a larger business
 chū qín to go to work / to be present (at work, school etc) / to be away on business
 shāng qí business is auspicious / conventional greeting at the foot of a letter: May your business go well!
 zhāo bīng mǎi mǎ to recruit soldiers and buy horses (idiom) / to raise a large army / fig. to expand business / to recruit new staff
 yìn shuā yè typography / printing business
 jiǔ diàn yè the catering industry / the hotel and restaurant business
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