Translation of "business" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈbɪz.nɪs/ us /ˈbɪz.nɪs/

business noun (SELLING)

A1 [ U ] the activity of buying and selling goods and services

My brother's in business. 我哥哥经商。
He's in the frozen food business. 他做冷冻食品生意。
Our firm does a lot of business with overseas customers. 我们公司与海外客户的生意往来很多。
Eventually they found a consultant they felt they could do business with (= with whom they could work well). 最后他们找到了一个他们觉得可以与其愉快合作的顾问。
Currently, there are fewer firms in business (= operating) in the area than ever before. 目前在该地区经营的公司比以往任何时候都少。
This new tax will put a lot of small firms out of business (= they will stop operating). 这项新的税收将导致许多小企业倒闭。
She set up in business (= started her own company) as a management consultant. 她自己开办公司提供管理咨询服务。

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business noun (MATTER)

[ S or U ] a situation or activity, often one that you are giving your opinion about

Arranging a trip abroad is a time-consuming business. 筹划一趟出国旅行是件很费时的事。
These killings are a horrible business. 这些谋杀是非常可怕的事。
I make it my business (= I feel it is my particular duty) to check the monthly accounts. 我觉得核查每月账目是我的责任。
We have some unfinished business to discuss (= we still have something important to discuss). 我们还有一些未了结的事务需要讨论。

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business noun (THINGS YOU DO)

[ U ] the things that you do or the matters that relate only to you

I started on the business of filling out the form. 我继续填表格。
What she does with her life is her business. 她如何生活是她自己的事。

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(Translation of “business” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)