Translation of "business" - English-Traditional 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. 我哥哥經商。
He's in the frozen food business. 他做冷凍食品生意。
Our firm does a lot of business with overseas customers. 我們公司與海外客戶的生意往來很多。
Eventually they found a consultant they felt they could do business with (= with whom they could work well). 最後他們找到了一個他們覺得可以與其愉快合作的顧問。
Currently, there are fewer firms in business (= operating) in the area than ever before. 目前在該地區經營的公司比以往任何時候都少。
This new tax will put a lot of small firms out of business (= they will stop operating). 這項新的稅收將導致許多小企業倒閉。
She set up in business (= started her own company) as a management consultant. 她自己開辦公司提供管理諮詢服務。

More examples

  • Many things make it difficult for women to reach the top in US business.
  • The way to be successful in business is always to stay one jump ahead of your competitors.
  • What can European companies learn from Japanese business practices?
  • She runs her own printing business.
  • They put a lot of money into the family business.

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. 籌劃一趟出國旅行是件很費時的事。
These killings are a horrible business. 這些謀殺是非常可怕的事。
I make it my business (= I feel it is my particular duty) to check the monthly accounts. 我覺得核查每月賬目是我的責任。
We have some unfinished business to discuss (= we still have something important to discuss). 我們還有一些未了結的事務需要討論。

More examples

  • The advertising world can be a very cut-throat business.
  • It was a ghastly business all round.
  • If you try any funny business you'll be sorry.
  • Eating spaghetti can be a messy business.
  • I was more than a little curious about the whole business.

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. 我繼續填表格。
What she does with her life is her business. 她如何生活是她自己的事。

More examples

  • In spite of last night's terrorist attack, most people seem to be going about their business as if nothing had happened.
  • "Where have you been?" "Mind your own business!"
  • I was just motoring along, minding my own business, when suddenly I was stopped by the police.
  • How you choose to conduct your private life is your own business!
  • He's an interfering old busybody - who I go out with is none of his business!

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