The 12 Stages of the Burnout Cycle – Chinese Translation: Stage 03

Continuing our look at the 12 stage Burnout Cycle here is stage 3, “Neglecting their needs” in which the person headed for burnout neglects everything expect work.

Burnout Cycle Stage 3
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Stage 3 – Neglecting their needs

Their schedules leave no time except for work, and they dismiss as unimportant other necessities such as sleeping, eating, and seeing friends and family. They tell themselves that these sacrifices are proof of heroic performance.

Vocabulary

The translation into Chinese for stage 3 of the Burnout Cycle is below, but first have a look over the following keywords that have been used:

每日行程 (每日行程)

Pinyin: měi rì xíng chéng
English: daily schedule

除了…以外 (除了…以外)

Pinyin: chú le … yǐ wài
English: except for…

不重視 (不重视)

Pinyin: búzhòngshì
English: to think little of; to dismiss as unimportant

必要 (必要)

Pinyin: bì yào
English: neccessary; used with 事情(shì qíng)”matters; things” in the translation

犧牲 (牺牲)

Pinyin: xī shēng
English: sacrifice

英雄性 (英雄性)

Pinyin: yīng xióng xìng
English: 英雄 means hero; if we add 性 which means “nature” or “character” we get something like ‘hero in nature’ or ‘hero in characteristic’, or simply ‘heroic’.

表現 (表现)

Pinyin: biǎo xiàn
English: performance

Translation

Traditional
他們的每日行程除了工作以外什麼都沒有,而且他們也不重視其他必要的事情例如睡覺、吃飯及看朋友與家人。他們告訴自己這些犧牲能證明自己的英雄性表現

Simplified
他们的每日行程除了工作以外什么都没有,而且他们也不重视其他必要的事情例如睡觉、吃饭及看朋友与家人。他们告诉自己这些牺牲能证明自己的英雄性表现

Pinyin
tāmen de měirìxíngchéng chúle gōngzuò yǐwài shénme dōu méiyǒu, érqiě tāmen yě búzhòngshì qítā bìyào de shìqíng lìrú shuìjiào, chīfàn jí kàn péngyǒu yŭ jiārén. tāmen gàosù zìjǐ zhèxiē xīshēng néng zhèngmíng zìjǐ de yīngxióngxìng biǎoxiàn.

English
Their schedules leave no time except for work, and they dismiss as unimportant other necessities such as sleeping, eating, and seeing friends and family. They tell themselves that these sacrifices are proof of heroic performance.