How to Discuss Manufacturing in Chinese: A Comprehensive Guide

In the global economy, manufacturing is essential, and China is no exception. Those who want to work in or do business in the manufacturing sector in China may find it helpful to learn how to speak Chinese. This article will present key terms, expressions, and questions relating to manufacturing, complete with Chinese characters and pinyin pronunciation.

Basic Terminology

  • Manufacturing: 制造业 (zhì zào yè)
  • Factory: 工厂 (gōng chǎng)
  • Production Line: 生产线 (shēng chǎn xiàn)
  • Product: 产品 (chǎn pǐn)
  • Raw materials: 原材料 (yuán cái liào)
  • Inventory: 存货 (cún huò)
  • Quality Control: 质量控制 (zhì liàng kòng zhì)
  • Machine: 机器 (jī qì)
  • Employee: 员工 (yuán gōng)
  • Supply Chain: 供应链 (gōng yìng liàn)

Common Phrases

  • The product is in the production stage. – 产品正在生产阶段。 (chǎn pǐn zhèng zài shēng chǎn jiē duàn.)
  • We need to order more raw materials. – 我们需要订购更多原材料。(wǒ men xū yào dìng gòu gèng duō yuán cái liào.)
  • The quality control department is checking the products. – 质量控制部门正在检查产品。 (zhì liàng kòng zhì bù mén zhèng zài jiǎn chá chǎn pǐn.)
  • The machine needs maintenance. – 机器需要维护。 (jī qì xū yào wéi hù.)

Useful Questions

  • How can we improve the efficiency of the production line? – 我们如何提高生产线的效率? (wǒ men rú hé tí gāo shēng chǎn xiàn de xiào lǜ?)
  • Is the inventory sufficient for next month’s production? – 存货足够下个月的生产吗? (cún huò zú gòu xià gè yuè de shēng chǎn ma?)
  • What is the plan for machine maintenance? – 机器维护的计划是什么? (jī qì wéi hù de jì huà shì shén me?)
  • How do we ensure quality control? – 我们如何确保质量控制? (wǒ men rú hé què bǎo zhì liàng kòng zhì?)

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Advanced Vocabulary

  • Automation: 自动化 (zì dòng huà)
  • Lean Manufacturing: 精益生产 (jīng yì shēng chǎn)
  • Just-In-Time Production: 及时生产 (jí shí shēng chǎn)
  • Outsourcing: 外包 (wài bāo)
  • Product Lifecycle: 产品生命周期 (chǎn pǐn shēng mìng zhōu qī)

You’ll be more comfortable speaking about manufacturing in Chinese if you are familiar with the vocabulary, expressions, and queries. Remember that practice makes perfect; therefore, boldly incorporate these new words into your talks. If you’re looking for more advanced instruction, consider enrolling in a Chinese language course or hiring a tutor.

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