Translation of "job" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dʒɒb/ us /dʒɑːb/

job noun (EMPLOYMENT)

A1 [ C ] the regular work that a person does to earn money

a temporary/permanent job 临时的/固定的工作
When she left college, she got a job as an editor in a publishing company. 大学毕业后她在一家出版公司当编辑。
It's very difficult trying to bring up two children while doing a full-time job. 一边抚育两个孩子一边做全职工作很困难。
He's never managed to hold down (= keep) a steady (= permanent) job. 他从来没能保住一份稳定的工作。
She's applied for a job with an insurance company. 她已向一家保险公司求职。
Are you going to give up your job when you have your baby? 你有了小孩后会放弃工作吗?
After a disastrous first month in office, many people are beginning to wonder if the new president is up to (= able to do) the job. 由于任职的第一个月表现很糟,许多人开始怀疑新总统是否胜任。
Hundreds of workers could lose their jobs. 成百上千的工人可能会失业。

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job noun (PIECE OF WORK)

A2 [ C ] a particular piece of work

The builders are aiming to get the job done by the end of the month. 施工人员打算在月末前将活儿干完。
He spent the afternoon doing jobs around the house. 他一下午都在家里干杂活儿。
informal Will you be able to carry all the shopping back home on your bike, or will it have to be a car job (= will you need the car)? 你能把买来的东西都用自行车带回家吗,是不是还得用汽车?

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B2 [ S ] something that is your responsibility

[ + to infinitive ] She believed her job as a politician was to represent the views of her party and the people who voted for her. 她认为自己身为政治家就是要做她的政党和选民的代言人。
I know it's not my job to tell you how to run your life, but I do think you've made a mistake. 我知道不该由我来告诉你如何生活,但我的确认为你犯了错。

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job noun (PROBLEM)

[ S ] informal a problem or an activity that is difficult

[ + -ing verb ] It was a real job getting the wheel off the bike. 把自行车轮子卸下来可真费劲儿。
We were only given an hour for the exam, and I had a job finishing it. 我们考试的时间只有1小时,我好不容易才做完。

job noun (EXAMPLE)

[ C ] informal an example of a particular type

It's an original, not one of those imitation jobs. 这是原件,不是仿制品。

job noun (CRIME)

[ C ] slang a crime in which money or goods are stolen, or an action or activity that is dishonest or unpleasant

He was put in prison for five years for doing a bank job. 他因抢劫银行被判入狱5年。
US He really did a job on her, telling her that he would always love her and then moving to Fiji with someone else. 他的确耍了她,告诉她自己会永远爱她,后来却和别人一起跑到斐济去了。
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(Translation of “job” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)