In this HSK 6 reading practice we'll begin to look at how to appropriately address colleagues in the workplace. These excerpts are taken from a more in-depth lesson that you will find linked below. As you study the lesson try disabling pinyin and reading on your own. You can then hit the play button to hear the sentences read by a native speaker. If there are any words that you don't know, you can hover over them to see a translation. When reading using the "Du Chinese" app you can also press down and swipe up on a word to save it to your flashcards.
Suggestion for study:
For newcomers in the workplace, the first rule is to learn how to address others in the office. Inappropriate addressing may leave a bad impression on others.
On official occasions or when addressing older senior colleagues, people normally use “family name + title”. For example, “Manager Wang” or “Manager Huang” etc.
For colleagues who joined the company earlier but have the same level of work, people usually call them “sister / brother”, such as “Sister Li”, “Sister Hui”, “Brother Zhang”. Such forms of address not only show respect, but are also not too distancing.
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