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Translations for communication in China


Here is one more list of Chinese translations.

The last ones were:


As usual, left column is English, middle column is spoken mandarin, and right column is written Chinese.


To ask about (inquire)Xunwen询问
Comments (what one thinks)Pingjia评价
Comments about…Dui … de pingjia对…的评价
To suggestJianyi建议
To propose/adviseTichu提出
To explainJieshi解释
To decideJueding决定
To solve a problemJiejue wenti (jieshi + jueding)解决问题
To communicateJiaoliu交流
To communicate with…He … goutong和…沟通
To discussTaolun讨论
To have a meetingKai hui开会
To understand (be clear about…)Mingbai明白
Understand (a situation)Liaojie dao了解到
A majority of…Dabufen…大部份
100% of …Bai fen zhi yi bai …百分之一百…
30% of …Bai fen zhi san shi …百分之三十…
Good ideaHao zhuyi好主意
Actual situationshiji qingkuan实际情况
To review the situationFucha qingkuan复查情况
On a case-by-case basisZhu xiang实际情况



To ask somebody to do somethingRang … zuo …让…做…
To request (rather formal)Yaoqiu要求
To finalizeQueding确定
To confirmQueren确认
To promiseChengnuo承诺
To chooseXuan / xuanze选/选择
Choice (noun)Xuanze选择
No matter…Bu guan… dou不管…都
Whether there is a problem or notBu guan you mei you wenti不管有没有问题


Change (actions)

To sortTiao xuan挑选
To repairFangong返工
To improveGaijin改进
To becomeChengwei成为
More [+adj.]Geng
Get more and more…Bian de geng [+adj]变得更
Will be more and more…Jiang bian de geng [+adj]将变得更
Hasn’t changed at allBaochi bubian保持不变



Renaud Anjoran is the founder of Sofeast Quality Control and helps importers to improve and secure their product quality in China. He writes advice for importers on the Quality Inspection blog. He lives full time in Shenzhen, China. You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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