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【職場英文】會議英文懶人包!從開會流程、贊成、反對、質詢所有相關用語大集合,別讓英文成為你的溝通障礙!

Mikae Wu 2016 年 06 月 06 日

夢想進入外商公司,用流利的英文跟老闆對談?
但是⋯開會的時候卻只能用單字溝通?
這次 VT 整理了超實用的會議英文懶人包
讓你一開口就驚豔全場!

會議英文

首先,先介紹幾個會議中常用的語調以及搭配語句。

agree 贊成

strong agreement 強烈贊成

I completely agree.
我完全同意。

I agree entirely with your point of view.
我百分之百同意你的觀點。

I’m of exactly the same opinion.
我跟你有一樣的意見。

partial agreement 部分贊成

I agree with you on the whole, but it could be said that…
我同意你大部份的想法,但也許…

I agree in principle, but…
我大致上同意,但…

By and large I would accept your views, but…
整體來說,我接受你的意見,但…

disagree 反對

softening strong disagreement 委婉反對

有時候在表達反對意見時,會加一些字詞讓語氣稍微舒緩。

Frankly,
坦白說…

To put it bluntly,
老實說…

With respect,
恕我冒昧…

strong disagreement 強烈反對

I don’t agree at all.
我完全不同意。

You’re completely mistaken.
你完全搞錯了!

Under no circumstances could I agree to that.
無論如何,我絕對不會同意。

partial disagreement 部分反對

I can’t say that I share your view.
我不完全贊同你的觀點。

We’ll have to agree to differ/disagree.
我們意見不同。

I take your point, but have you considered…?
我接受你的看法,但你想過…

questioning 質詢

Would you mind if I ask…?
我想詢問一下…

I was wondering if you…?
我好奇的是…

Could you be more specific?
你可以針對此點再多說明一點嗎?

Could you give us some details about…?
可以給我們多點細節嗎?

Could you expand on that?
可以再更鉅細靡遺嗎?

I’m not quite sure what you mean by that.
我不確定你想表達什麼。

play for time 拖延時間

That’s a very interesting question.
嗯…這問題真有趣!

You have raised an important point there.
你講到了重點!

I’m afraid I’m not in a position to comment on that just yet.
我想我現在還沒有立場可以表達意見。

I think we can leave the problem of … aside for a moment, the real issue is…
我想這問題可以先擱置一邊,現在的重點是…

接下來,我們走一遍會議的流程,把以下的實用句子記下來、適時在會議中掌控進度吧:

opening 會議開始

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now announce the meeting open.
各位先生女士,我現在宣佈會議開始。

the minutes 會議記錄

會議英文的紀錄叫做 take/keep minutes,別誤以為跟時間有關哦!

May I read the minutes?
讓我來朗讀會議記錄。

Can someone take the minutes for today’s meeting?
有人可以為今天的會議做紀錄嗎?

the agenda 會議議程

Has everyone received a copy of the agenda?
請問大家都有今天的會議議程了嗎?

The first item on the agenda today is…
今天會議議程的第一項是…

the subject 會議主題

The purpose of today’s meeting is…
今天會議的目的是…

Perhaps we should first look at…
讓我們先著手於…

giving the floor 主持人給予與會者發言權

give the floor 即是主持人請他人表達意見的意思。

I’d like to give the floor to Miss Smith.
現在,請史密斯小姐發言。

Mr. Brown, I think you know something about this problem.
布朗先生,我認為你可以針對這個議題發言。

What are your views on this, Jane?
珍,你覺得呢?

taking the floor 取得發言權

Excuse me, Mr. Chairman, may I say something please?
不好意思,主席,我可以說幾句話嗎?

With the Chairman’s permission, I’d like to take up the point about…
經由主席的同意後,我想要講述幾個要點…

Could I say something here, please?
我可以針對這點發表意見嗎?

finishing a point 結束討論

Does anyone have anything they wish to add before we move on to the next item on the agenda?
在結束這個話題前,有人還有話想說嗎?

Does anyone have anything further to add?
有人需要做補充的嗎?

directing 拉回正題

We seem to be losing sight of the main point. The question is…
我們似乎有點失焦了,重點是…

Could you stick to the subject, please?
請不要離題。

Let’s not get sidetracked. The issue under discussion is…
不要偏題了,現在討論的議題是…

keeping order 控制現場秩序

We can’t all speak at once; Mr. Newby, would you like to speak first?
我們不能同時發言,紐爾比先生,你有什麼想要先說嗎?

I shall have to call you to order, Mr. Lu.
呂先生,請你發言。

moving to a new point 進行下個議題

Could we move on to item 4 on the agenda?
接下來,讓我們討論議程上的第四點。

Now, I’d like to turn to…
現在我想討論…

Can we go on now to…
讓我們繼續下一個話題…

postponing discussion 暫停討論

defer 是推延、往後的意思。這邊指的是在沒有更多資訊的狀況下,討論可以先中止。

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, with your approval, I propose to defer this matter until we have more information at our disposal.
各位先生女士,我想等未來有更多資訊時,再行討論此次議題。

If no objection is seen, I suggest that we leave this matter to our next meeting.
如果沒人反對的話,我想這個話題可以留到下次開會時再商討。

proposing 附議、提出動議

second the motion在會議英文中,指的是贊成、覆議動議。

Mr. Chairman, I’ll second that motion.
主席,我覆議此次動議。

I would like to propose the motion that…
我想提出動議…

moving to a vote 舉行投票

Perhaps we should take a formal vote on this.
也許我們該正式投票。

Can I ask for a show of hands?
請大家舉手投票。

Could we take a vote on it?
讓我們來進行投票。

voting 投票

In the event of a tie, I would to remind you that I have the casting vote.
在平手的狀況下,我擁有決定性的一票。

如果會議與會者為偶數,就會陷入 event of a tie,可能出現平手的狀況!而這時就會有 casting vote,意指決定性的一票。

Any abstentions?
有人要棄權的嗎?

abstention 為棄權之意。

The vote is carried unanimously.
此次為匿名投票。

The motion has been rejected by 6 votes to 5.
此次動議以 6 比 5 的票數被否決。

consensus 達成共識

It seems that we’ve reached a consensus.
看來我們已經達成共識。

Can I take it everyone in favor?
請問大家都贊同嗎?

Well, it looks as if we’re broadly in agreement on this.
這樣看來,我們似乎都同意此點。

any other business 臨時動議

Is there any other business?
還有其他動議嗎?

Any further points?
有其他需要討論的點嗎?

closing 會議結束

I declare the meeting closed. Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen.
我在此宣佈會議結束,謝謝各位先生女士。

The meeting is now adjourned.
會議結束。

That concludes our discussion for today. Thank you.
今天的討論到此為止,謝謝大家。

介紹完這麼多方便實用的會議英文句,你仍覺得意猶未盡嗎?

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文/ Mikae Wu
圖/ Pixabay CC licensed
來源/ The English Language of Meetings
作者簡介/  VoiceTube 看影片學英語
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