"Job" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 gōng zuò to work / (of a machine) to operate / job / work / task / CL:個|个[ge4],份[fen4],項|项[xiang4]
 gǎng wèi a post / a job
 zhí wù post / position / job / duties
 fàn wǎn rice bowl / fig. livelihood / job / way of making a living
 chāi shi errand / assignment / job / commission / CL:件[jian4] / see also 差使[chai1 shi5]
 zhí shì to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
 yíng sheng (coll.) job / work
 yè line of business / industry / occupation / job / employment / school studies / enterprise / property / (Buddhism) karma / deed / to engage in / already
 jiè shào to introduce (sb to sb) / to give a presentation / to present (sb for a job etc) / introduction
 zhāo pìn to invite applications for a job / to recruit
 jiù yè to get a job / employment
 lù qǔ to accept an applicant (prospective student, employee etc) who passes an entrance exam / to admit (a student) / to hire (a job candidate)
 dǎ gōng to work a temporary or casual job / (of students) to have a job outside of class time, or during vacation
 jiān zhí to hold concurrent posts / concurrent job / moonlighting
 yòng rén servant / to employ sb for a job / to manage people / to be in need of staff
 zhí chēng one's professional position / title / job title
 zuò shì to work / to handle matters / to have a job
 zhí chǎng workplace / workforce (of a nation or industry etc) / job market
 shī yè unemployment / to lose one's job
 yìng pìn to accept a job offer / to apply for an advertised position
 kāi gōng to begin work (of a factory or engineering operation) / to start a construction job
 gǎo hǎo to do well at / to do a good job
 quán zhí full-time job
 pǎo chē racing bicycle / sporting bicycle / sports car / logging truck / on the job (of a train conductor)
 gāo wèi high position / eminent status / top job / raised position / upper (limbs) / a high (i.e. local maximum) / high point on scale, high grade, temperature, latitude etc
 zé rèn zhì system of job responsibility
 zhāo pìn huì recruitment meeting / job fair
 chū rèn to take up a post / to start in a new job
 chéng pìn to seek to recruit / to invite job applications from
 tū jī sudden and violent attack / assault / fig. rushed job / concentrated effort to finish a job quickly
 jiàn xí to learn on the job / to be on probation
 shàng gǎng to take up one's post / to be given a job
 zuān jìn to get into / to dig into (studies, job etc) / to squeeze into
 qiú zhí zhě job applicant
 lí zhí to retire / to leave office / to quit a job
 fèn wài exceptionally / not one's responsibility or job
 xiǎo cài appetizer / small side dish / easy job / piece of cake / see also 小菜一碟[xiao3 cai4 yi1 die2]
 jiǎn chá guān public prosecutor / public procurator (judicial officer whose job may involve both criminal investigation and public prosecution)
 běn zhí one's job
 tí bá to promote to a higher job / to select for promotion
 yìng pìn zhě person taking a job / job applicant / CL:位[wei4]
 dāng wù zhī jí top priority job / matter of vital importance
 fēn fā to distribute / distribution / to assign (sb) to a job
 dé xīn yìng shǒu lit. what the heart wishes, the hand accomplishes (idiom) skilled at the job / entirely in one's element / going smoothly and easily
 duì kǒu (of two performers) to speak or sing alternately / to be fit for the purposes of a job or task / (of food) to suit sb's taste
 xià hǎi to go out to sea / to enter the sea (to swim etc) / (fig.) to take the plunge (e.g. leave a secure job, or enter prostitution etc)
 chū shān to leave the mountain (of a hermit) / to come out of obscurity to a government job / to take a leading position
 nán wei to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
 shī zhí to lose one's job / unemployment / not to fulfill one's obligations / to neglect one's job / dereliction of duty
 yìng zhēng to apply (for a job) / to reply to a job advertisement
 tián kòng to fill a job vacancy / to fill in a blank (e.g. on questionnaire or exam paper)
 jiù yè jī huì employment opportunity / job opening
 guān zhí an official position / a job in the bureaucracy
 jiān yíng a second job / supplementary way of making a living
 gōng zhí civil service / public office / government job
 dài yè to await job assignment (term used only in mainland China)
 qiú zhí xìn cover letter / job application
 dì èr zhí yè second job
 zhōng diǎn gōng hourly worker / hourly job
 xīn dīng new addition to a family (i.e. a birth) / a boy who has just come of age / (in a job etc) newcomer / novice
 jì rèn to succeed sb in a job / successor
 bāo gān to have the full responsibility of a job / allocated task
 tōu gōng jiǎn liào to skimp on the job and stint on materials (idiom) / jerry-building / sloppy work
 diào zhuǎn to reassign sb to a different job / to turn around / to change direction / to make a U turn
 tuō ní dài shuǐ lit. wading in mud and water / a slovenly job / sloppy
 ān chā to place in a certain position / to assign to a job / to plant / resettlement (old)
 zhèng zhí main job / day job / steady full-time job (as opposed to temporary or casual) / chief or principal post (as opposed to deputy)
 gāo jiù to move to a better job
 shuāng kāi to strip sb of their Party membership and government job (開除黨籍,開除公職|开除党籍,开除公职)
 liú rèn to remain in office / to hold on to one's job
 liú yòng to keep for use / to retain sth / to keep sb in his job
 zǒu mǎ shàng rèn to ride to take up an official appointment (idiom) / to take on a job with alacrity / to undertake a task
 huàn bān to change shift / the next work shift / to relieve (a workman on the previous shift) / to take over the job
 jiān chāi to moonlight / side job
 bāo gōng to undertake to perform work within a time limit and according to specifications / to contract for a job / contractor
 shēng shǒu novice / new hand / sb new to a job
 xiǎo shí gōng hourly worker / hourly job
 líng gōng temporary job / odd job
 mō yú to catch fish / (fig.) to loaf on the job / to be slack / to take it easy
 zhòng huó heavy job
 liú zhí to keep an official position / to hold on to one's job
 yáng cháng xiǎo dào road as twisty as sheep's intestine (idiom) / narrow and winding road / fig. complicated and tricky job
退 quàn tuì to try to persuade sb to give up (their job, plans etc)
 néng shàng néng xià ready to take any job, high or low
 jīn fàn wǎn secure and lucrative job
 bàn lù chū jiā switch to a job one was not trained for
 zhèng yè one's regular job
 móu shì to plan matters / to look for a job
 guān míng name of job in Imperial bureaucracy / official position
 móu zhí to look for a job / to seek employment
 duǎn gōng temporary job / odd job / seasonal worker
 shā mào gauze hat / fig. job as an official
 fū yǎn sè zé to skimp on the job / to work half-heartedly / not to take the job seriously
 zuò lěng bǎn dèng to hold an inconsequential job / to receive a cold reception / to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience / to be out in the cold / to be sidelined / to warm the bench / to cool one's heels
 qín wù yuán odd job man / army orderly
 jiā shēng fàn half-cooked rice / (fig.) half-finished job that is difficult to complete because it was not done properly in the first instance / Taiwan pr. [jia4 sheng5 fan4]
 zuò yī tiān hé shang zhuàng yī tiān zhōng lit. as a monk for today, toll today's bell (idiom) / fig. to do one's job mechanically / to hold a position passively
 zhēng pìn to invite job applications / to recruit
 mó yáng gōng to idle on the job
 shuā to brush / to paint / to daub / to paste up / to skip class (of students) / to fire from a job
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