“商业秘密”千万不要翻译成business secret这种中式英语,老外的地道表达是……

“商业秘密”用英语怎么说? 千万不要说成business secret这种中式英语,老外是怎么用地道英语表达“商业秘密”? 今天和大家分享一下外刊中关于“商业秘密”的地道英语表达♥:

The United States is asking chipmakers for confidential information, and Korean companies are saying that they might have a hard time complying. The U.S. Department of Commerce made a request to major chipmakers, including Samsung Electronics, Intel and TSMC, for sales figures, inventory totals, the names of largest clients and the share of sales to these clients.  

美国要求芯片制造商提供机密信息,韩国公司表示,他们可能很难遵守。美国商务部向包括三星电子、英特尔和台积电在内的主要芯片制造商提出了一项要求,要求他们提供销售数据库存总量、最大客户的名称以及对这些客户的销售份额

本段实用商务英语词汇表达:

sales figures 销售数据

inventory totals 库存总量

share of sales 销售份额

confidential

confidential [ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃl]

adj. 保密的; 机密的; 秘密的;

记忆技巧:confident 自信的 + ial …的 → 信任的人才能知道 → 机密的

来源词库:CET6 考研英语 TEM4 TEM8

例:Your medical records are strictly confidential .

你的病历是绝对保密的。

comply

comply [kəmˈplaɪ]

vi. 遵守; 遵从; 服从; 顺从

记忆技巧:com 共同 + ply 重叠,折叠 →〔观点〕共同叠在一起 →〔彼此〕同意

来源词库:CET6 考研英语 TEM4 TEM8

例:They refused to comply with the UN resolution.

他们拒绝遵守联合国的决议。

 

Including South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, technology companies and automakers were asked to make efforts to improve transparency about their US supply chains during a meeting hosted by US Secretary of Commerce on Thursday, according to news reports. 

据新闻报道,在美国商务部长周四主持的会议上,包括韩国三星电子在内的科技公司和汽车制造商被要求努力提高他们在美国供应链透明度

transparency

transparency [trænsˈpærənsi] 美 [trænsˈpærənsi]

n. 透明度; 透明;透明性; 幻灯片

记忆技巧:trans 变换 + par 出现,看见 + ency 表状态 → 透明度

来源词库:TEM8 BEC

例:The Chancellor emphasised his determination to promote openness and transparency in the Government's economic decision-making.

财政大臣强调了他促进政府经济决策公开透明的决心。

 

The companies were asked to submit documents including information about their supply chains in the US in the next 45 days. The information requested by the US government includes chip stockpiles, orders and sales records

这些公司被要求在未来45天内提交文件,包括它们在美国的供应链信息。美国政府要求提供的信息包括芯片库存订单销售记录

本段实用商务英语词汇表达:

supply chains 供应链

stockpiles 库存

order 订单

sales records 销售记录

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