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職場英文7: 我不同意「I don’t agree.」不想得罪人!

得罪同事還不自知?!在生活中總會遇到與他人意見不同的時候,在職場中一不小心回答不好,可是會鑄成大錯,後果不堪設想!
今天就要教大家怎麼樣在不得罪他人的情況下,委婉地表達自己的意見!

 

一、1分鐘單字速速記 Vocabulary

  • differ (v.) 不同於,與…不一致
  • valid (adj.) 有效的;合理的;有根據的
  • harsh (adj.) 嚴酷的;過於強烈的
  • condescending (adj.) 居高臨下的;表現出高人一等的姿態的
  • hostility (n.) 敵意
  • overly (adv.) 太過地
  • defensive (adj.) 防備的,懷有戒心的
  • upfront (adj.) 率直的
  • compile (v.) 匯集
  • stance (n.) 觀點,立場,姿勢

  

二、不想得罪人金句 Common Phrases

Sometimes being too direct with our opinions can bring unintended conflicts, whether it’s in the workplace or our daily lives. We’ve compiled the different ways to express our opinions in subtle, but still upfront, ways to help you through those awkward moments when you want to disagree with a coworker or a friend.

有時在工作場所還是在日常生活中,我們的意見會太過於直白,而帶來意想不到的衝突。我們在此整理了一些不同的說話方法,讓各位可以以委婉但仍然是清楚的方式,來幫助大家輕鬆地度過那些尷尬時刻,並讓他們知道你不贊同,也不會得罪對方喔。

不得罪人的藝術

Let’s agree to disagree.

讓我們同意彼此意見不同。

This one is pretty common and slightly old-fashioned, but still a safe way to voice your opinion.

這個很常見,雖然有些過時,但仍然是表達你的意見的安全方式。
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I beg to differ.

恕我不能贊同。

想表達不同意?

Strong, upfront, but not overly harsh or aggressive. In a way, you’re asking for the other party to take a look from your stance.

強而有力,清楚,但又不會過於強烈或咄咄逼人。在某種程度上,你只是要求對方從你的立場看這件事。
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I guess you can say that, but…

我想你可以這麼說,但...

You’re letting the other side down easy with this phrase. You are showing that you understand what they’re trying to say, then using the conjunction ‘but’ to introduce your point of view.

你可以用這句話委婉的表達你不贊同對方的說法。表明你明白他們想說的是什麼,並且使用“但是”來接著敘述你的觀點。
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That’s one way to think about it; however ….

這是一種思考方向,不過...

Some people may become overly defensive when others disagree with them, so instead of turning them down right away, let them know they’re bringing a new perspective into the discussion before voicing your own.

當自己的意見被否定的時候,有些人的防備心可能會加重,所以有時候不要立刻拒絕他們,要讓他們知道他們有為了討論帶來新的觀點。
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Those are some valid points, but what I’m trying to say is…

這些都是很合理的觀點,但我想說的是...

As with the previous one, this phrase concurs that the other party has brought some good ideas to the table, but you also want them to hear what you’ve got to say.

與上一句一樣,這句話同意對方帶來了一些好主意,但你也希望他們可以聽一聽你要說的話。

 

三、避免事項 What to Avoid

1. 敵意 Hostility

As mentioned, the way you sound sometimes matters more than what you say. You need to make sure you don’t sound condescending, or things may escalate in ways you don’t want.

前幾篇有常提到你表達的方式有時比你說的內容更重要。你必須確認你說的話與語氣聽起來沒有居高臨下的感覺,否則事情很可能會朝你不想要的方向惡化。

2. 超直白的拒絕 Flat-out Rejection

Saying things like ‘no, you’re wrong’, or even just ‘no’ can hurt and even anger someone. It can also sound very annoying and unpleasant, whether at work, at home, or at school.

說“不,你錯了”,甚至就一句“不”可以傷害甚至惹怒他人。無論是在工作場合,在家還是在學校,這些太直白的否定句聽起來都很煩人和令人不愉快。

3. 冒犯的肢體語言 Offensive Body Language

Avoid holding your hand out as if to stop someone, or vigorously shaking your head in disapproval. Not only will the other party feel offended, rejected, but also embarrassed.

避免伸出手,好像作勢要阻止某人一樣,或者在不贊成的情況下大力搖頭。對方不僅會感到被冒犯,被拒絕,而且還會感到尷尬。

 


We all need to be a bit more considerate at times and think in others’ shoes. No matter how strongly we feel about what we have to say, it never hurts to take a step back and explore the issue at hand from different angles.

我們都需要多體諒彼此一點,並在站在別人的角度思考。無論我們對於所要說的話有多篤定,能夠暫退一步從不同角度探討問題的前因後果總是件好事。

職場好多禁忌,一起來學習,避免尷尬場面出現吧! 也建議你跟真人練習互動,不要只是booksmart喔

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