Tag Archives: business

Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Briefing You have been called to interpret for an English-Speaking Writer (ESW) and a Mandarin-Speaking Businesswoman (MSB). The writer is researching the company the businesswoman works for, as he is currently writing a feature on it for a finance magazine.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #37 – Company Profile

Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Briefing You have been called to interpret for a Mandarin-Speaking Employee (MSE) and an English-Speaking Consultant (ESC). They are talking about how the Chinese company can improve its marketing strategy in China and South-East Asia.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin English Dialogue #36 – Marketing Strategy

Vocabulary for the NAATI Professional Interpreting Examination (English and Chinese)

As I just took my NAATI Professional Interpreting Exam (NAATI三級口譯考試) last week, I thought I’d share with you the vocabulary that I have collected over the past year in preparing for it. There are ten glossaries in total, each with 30 words in total, including: 30 Legal Terms in English and Chinese 30 Medical Terms […]

Mandarin-English Dialogue #29 – Catering Booking

Briefing An English-speaking Personal Assistant (PA) of a multinational company has rung Viva Catering Services (VCS) to make a booking for the catering of an upcoming Annual General Meeting. The catering receptionist is a Mandarin-speaking woman.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #29 – Catering Booking

Mandarin-English Dialogue #14 – Recruitment Agency

Briefing This is a dialogue between a Mandarin-speaking woman, Ms Luo, and Mr Longman, the CEO of Longman Staffing Services. Ms Luo represents a Chinese media company that is interested in engaging Longman’s recruiting services.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #14 – Recruitment Agency

Mandarin-English Dialogue #10 – Medical Supplies Controversy

Briefing An Australian hospital has received a batch of medical supplies from a Chinese exporter and is investigating a possible link between the goods supplied and a recent outbreak of golden staph. The head of hospital administration, Neil Plopper, is contacting the Chinese supplier, Ms Chen, in regards to the matter.   Listen to Dialogue […]

Mandarin-English Dialogue #9 – Concert Tour

Briefing This is a phone conversation between Mr Wang, a manager of a Chinese pop artist, and Steven Burke, a secretary at a tour promotions company. Mr Wang wishes to organise a promotional tour for his client’s new album.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #9 – Concert Tour

Mandarin-English Dialogue #6 – Hotel Reservation

Briefing This dialogue takes place between Jeremy, an English-speaking man in China on a business trip, and a Receptionist at Garden Hotel in Dalian.   Listen to Dialogue Mandarin-English Dialogue #6 – Hotel Reservation

Some Advice from the American Translators Association

Having become quite ill over the past few days, I’ve taken to staying inside this weekend and reading whatever I can get from the library about translation and professional development. Luckily, my partner is willing to cart himself to the library to pick up books for me on demand! Today I’ve been occupied with the […]