Translation of "negotiation" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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negotiationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /nəˌɡəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /nəˌɡoʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/

C1 the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves

The agreement was reached after a series of difficult negotiations. 该协议是在经历了一系列艰难的谈判之后达成的。
The exact details of the agreement are still under negotiation. 协议的确切条款尚待磋商。
Negotiation for the pay increase is likely to take several weeks. 加薪谈判可能要持续数周。

More examples

  • The pending releases of the prisoners are meant to create a climate for negotiation.
  • The president is predisposed towards negotiation and favours a peaceful way of resolving the crisis.
  • The pay negotiations have reached a delicate stage.
  • What sort of line do you think we should take in the pay negotiations?
  • A halt to the fighting is a precondition for negotiations.

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