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不想當「便利貼女孩」嗎?!教你如何在辦公室禮貌用英文拒絕同事的請求?

拒絕同事 英文

在職場上偶爾會遇見那種臉皮超厚,希望請別人幫忙的同事。遇到這樣的人卻不懂的拒絕的話,會讓自己變成天天加班的「便利貼女孩」!你知道要怎麼用英文拒絕別人,卻不讓人覺得你是無理的潑婦嗎?這篇辦公室英文篇你千萬不要錯過了!

不想做便利貼女孩?這篇你必看!如何有禮貌地用英文拒絕同事的請求?

在開始前,讓我們一起看看幾個常見辦公室英文單字吧!

範例單字

  • Swamped (v.) 忙得不可開交

例句:James is swamped at work today, because his partner take off.

(詹姆士今天忙得不可開交,因為他的夥伴請假。)

  • Busy (a.) 忙碌

例句:Don’t bother Annie! She is busy now.

(不要打擾安妮!他現在很忙。)

  • Take off 請假

例句:Amanda is going to give birth this weekend, so she is going to take off next week.

(艾曼達這週末即將要生產,因此他下週都請假。)

  • Available (a.) 有空的

例句:Excuse me, I would like to know if there is any room available tonight?

(不好意思,我想知道今晚是否有空房?)

  • Pick + Someone + up 接送

例句:My dad pick me up after I finished work today.

(我爸爸在我下班後來接我。)

狀況1:「同事請你幫忙,你卻不想幫」要怎麼辦?

在職場上一定會遇到別人求助於你,但是因為某些原因你不想或是無法幫忙的時候。這時候要怎麼不傷害情誼的拒絕,就是一門值得思索的說話藝術!

  • I would like/ love to help you, but (reasons) … 我很樂意幫你,但是(原因)…

例句1:I would like to help you, but I am about to leave office in 10 minutes to meet an important customer.

(我很樂意幫你,但是我10分鐘後準備要去見一位重要的客戶。)

例句2:I would love to help you, but I am really busy in this moment because my boss asks me to give him the monthly report before 4.

(我很樂意幫你,但我現在真的很忙,因為老闆請我在4點前將月報表給他。)

  • I (really) wish I could help you, but… 我真的很希望能幫你,但是…

例句1:I wish I could help you, but I am swamped now because my manager said I have to give her the data before lunch break.

(我希望能幫你,但我現在忙得不可開交,因為經理請我在中午前將數據整理好給他。)

例句2:I really wish I could help you, but I am not available at that time. My sister’s wedding is at the same day you want to take off.

(我真的很希望能幫你,但我在那個時間不行。我妹妹的婚禮剛好就在你想要請假的那個時間。)

  • I am afraid I can’t help you right now, but maybe (someone) can…我擔心我現在沒辦法幫你,但也許(某人)能…

例句1:I am afraid I can’t help you right now, but maybe Jenny can help you. I saw her chill in the coffee shop earlier.

(我現在沒辦法幫你,但也許珍妮可以幫助你。早一點的時候,我看到他在咖啡廳休息。)

例句2:I am afraid I can’t help you, but maybe Adam can help you out for this. I think he is free to change his work schedule, so you may discuss with him.

(我沒辦法幫你,但也許亞當可以。我想他對於班表的自由度很大,也許你能和他討論看看。)

狀況2:「同事邀請聚餐,你卻不想去」要怎麼辦?

進入職場以後,對大部分的人來說應酬是一個很辛苦的事情。有時候工作整天,只想回家泡澡放鬆,根本不想去聚餐唱歌。這時候你要怎麼委婉的拒絕同事的提議呢?

  • That sounds great, but just… 那聽起來很棒,但…

例句1:That sounds great, but just not this weekend, because I already had a plan with my fiancé’s family. It’s quite important.

(那聽起來很棒,只是這週末沒辦法,因為我已經跟我未婚夫的家人有計畫了,而且這相當重要。)

例句2:That sounds great, but just not tonight, because my best friends is coming back from Europe tonight, so I will pick her up in the airport.

(那聽起來很棒,只是今晚沒辦法,因為我最好的朋友今晚會從歐洲回來,所以我要去機場接他。)

  • I wish I could go/ come, but unfortunately…我希望我能去,但不幸地…

例句1:I wish I could go, but unfortunately I won’t be in the town 2 days later, because I am going to visit a company with Maggie.

(我希望我能去,但很遺憾的我不會在城裡,因為我要和美芝去拜訪一間公司。)

例句2:I wish I could come, but unfortunately Mathew and I already planned something for tonight.

(我希望我能去,但馬修和我今晚已經有計劃了。)


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