To quit a job – Essential Chinese Vocabulary

Something that we will all do at some point or another is to quit or leave a job, which makes it inevitable that there’ll be an opportunity to use this word. The recent news of Bertrand Serlet (the father of OSX) leaving Apple also gives up a good opportunity to look at the usage of this word and other related vocabulary.

離職(离职)

Pinyin: lí zhí
English: to quit a job; to leave a position – 離 being short for 離開 (离开 lí kāi)’to leave’, and 職 for 職業(职业 zhí yè)’a profession’

Bertrand Serlet

Essential Vocabulary

公司(公司)

Pinyin: gōng sī
English: a company; a business, a firm etc

部門(部門)

Pinyin: bù mén
English: a department within a business or organisation

接替(接替)

Pinyin: jiē tì
English: to take over from someone

職位(职位)

Pinyin: zhí wèi
English: a position; a post

Other Vocabulary

宣佈(宣布)

Pinyin: xuān bù
English: to announce; to declare

軟體工程(软体工程)

Pinyin: ruǎn tǐ gōng chéng
English: software engineering

資深(资深)

Pinyin: zī shēn
English: senior; well qualified in an area

副總(副总)

Pinyin: fù zǒng
English: vice-president; short for 副總統(副总统)

News Bite

Traditional
蘋果公司宣佈,跟隨賈伯斯22年的Mac軟體工程部門資深副總Bertrand Serlet將要離開公司,由同一部門的副總Craig Federighi接替其職位。

Simplified
苹果公司宣布,跟随贾伯斯22年的Mac软体工程部门资深副总Bertrand Serlet将要离开公司,由同一部门的副总Craig Federighi接替其职位。

Pinyin
píngguǒ gōngsī xuānbù, gēnsuí jiǎbósī 22 nián de Mac ruǎntǐgōngchéngbùmén zīshēn fùzǒng Bertrand Serlet jiāngyào líkāi gōngsī, yóu tóngyī bùmén de fùzǒng Craig Federighi jiētì qí zhíwèi.

English:
Apple has announced that the Mac software engineering department’s senior vice president, Bertrand Serlet, after following Steve Jobs for 22 years will leave his position at the company. Taking over this position will be the vice president from the same department, Craig Federighi.

Sentence Structure

由___接替___。

yóu ___ jiē tì ___.

It is up to/it will be for ___ to take over ___.

Example:

Traditional
大多數英國人認為,應該由威廉接棒,接替女王伊麗莎白二世,成為英國君主

Simplified
大多数英国人认为,应该由威廉接棒,接替女王伊丽莎白二世,成为英国君主

Pinyin
dàduōshù yīngguórén rènwéi, yīnggāi yóu wēilián jiēbàng, jiētì nǚwáng yīlìshābái èrshì, chéngwéi yīngguó jūnzhŭ

English
Most Britons believe that William should take the baton, and replace Queen Elizabeth II as Britain’s monarch.

  • Danny

    软体工程 is only used in Taiwanese,
    In the mainland it must be 软件工程

    Cheers,

    Danny