說起職場英語,大多數人的印象就是它的語言與通用英語相比更加專業,用詞更精準,句型更復雜。

 

那職場口語呢?口語,相較于書面用語,理應更casual,更簡潔。這兩者結合(職場+口語),我們又該如何把握?

首先,職場口語比通用英語在遣詞造句上更有講究。即便在中文的語言環境中,職場話術也不同于日常用語:這其中利益的牽扯,專業性的展現,與對方的親疏關系都會影響你的措辭。英語同樣如此。

總體而言,在詞匯方面,職場口語會比日??谡Z高一個檔次,也就是會適當多用一些“大詞”。例如: (GE: General English BE: Business English)

-I got your email last night. (GE)

-I received your email last night. (BE)

-There are a few things on the agenda that I would like to talk about with you. (GE)

-There are a few items on the agenda that I would like to discuss with you. (BE)

-Mary has given me my travel plans. (GE)

-Mary has provided me with my itinerary. (BE)

這些“大詞”平時要怎么積累呢?其實在學習通用英語時,已經有一定基礎了,上面出現的

receive, item, discuss, provide, itinerary你發現自己也已經全部掌握,只是可能沒有意識到它們是get, things, talk about, give, travel plan的升級版。

除去這種 “大詞”外,職場口語中大量保留了日??谡Z中的“小詞”,它們的含義與用法并沒有本質改變,只不過將使用背景從生活場景切換到商務場合。例如:

Our job is to make sure that your shipment can get to you without delay. (to arrive)

Could you just stop it! The noise really gets to me. (to affect/ influence adversely)

Richard, shall we go through all the details one more time? (to examine)

I wish I had thought this through. I’m sorry. (to consider thoroughly)

Emma will be back at once, hang on for a second. (to wait)

…So fellows, it’s been a tough year and it’s a great achievement to hang on to what we already have. (to keep)

如何辨別這些“大小詞”呢?這就取決于How much you’re exposed to these words了。我們平時可能沒有機會真真正正地接觸到那么多的正式商務場合,但是各式各樣的商業英文電影提供了很好的資源。無論是風起云涌的股票市場,還是平日可見的辦公室文化,都可以在電影場景中找到依托,給人身臨其境的感覺。

 

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