Wednesday, March 11, 2015

第一作品

My first letter in Chinese! My teacher Susan asked me to write a letter of job application modeled on one in our textbook where an American expresses interest in a position as 市场开发部经理 Manager of Market Development for a Chinese-Canadian joint venture. Remembering that she had told me she was thinking of opening a little boutique when she moves with her husband to the US later this year, I postdated my letter and proposed myself as 市场开发部经理 for her nascent boutique empire. She didn't have a Market Development section yet? I offered a perfect opportunity to imagine growth in many directions, perfectly poised with experience teaching English to Japanese junior high school students as well as a degree in religious studies!

尊敬的Susan老板: 

您好!我听说贵公司正在考虑招聘市场开发部经理。贵公司是中美合资企业,现在已发展成为美国有名的精品店,在美国东部不少城市有业务。本人对贵公司的业务和市场开发部经理的职务很感兴趣,现在写这封信是向贵公司正式提出求职的申请。 

可能是本人不太了解贵公司究竟是不是在考虑招聘经理,那么,尊敬的Susan老板,这个市场开发部的主意可以成为对贵公司很好的机会。无论大小其他的公司越来越多发现它们没有市场开发部就不能继续成功和发展。要是我那么欣赏的贵公司被竞争淘汰了的话,我多不高兴。 

我叫罗马克,是美国人,毕业于英国的牛津大学。毕业以后,我在日本的初中学校工作,负责联系学生们的外语知识业务。在教学中,无论学生们有多没兴趣,我都想办法解决,努力开发他们对外语学习的兴趣。在很短的时间里,本校的学生们成为像双语言的国际人似的。我的负责的精神和热情的态度,也多次得到学生们父母方面的称赞。 

如果您担心本人的经验关于贵公司的市场开发没有关系,我会说不对!本人会把并不喜欢学习的学生变成英文的小读书人,对本人没有不可能的任务。如果贵公司想在美国各地开Susan精品店的连锁店,本人可以帮您成功。如果贵公司想开几家Susan精品超市,本人都可以作到。如果贵公司也想成为跨国公司,您可以放心。外太空发展也可以想想。为了想加深了解世界上一切的事儿,我辞去了日本中学校的工作,开始在美国布林斯顿大学进修宗教学,现在已经结业。 

我认为,如果贵公司决定开市场开发部和招聘那个部门的经理,本人最适合这项工作。我非常想参加贵公司的国内与国外发展,再说我很感兴趣的不只贵公司的地球内的市场开发还有地球外的无限制的发展。别的申请人能看到这样的前途吗?

附上本人的简历。如果有什么问题需要了解,请用电子邮件或打电话跟我联系。谢谢! 

顺致,

Here's how the letter - with her suggested revisions - emerges from Bing translate. It's much better than Google translate but still a little off, so I take the liberty of indicating delicate points it misses, perhaps because I repurposed vocabulary from unrelated sections for Lego-style bricolage (well, what one does when one doesn't know that much of a language...!):

Dear Susan boss: 
How do you do! I hear that you are considering looking for market development manager. Your company is a Sino-US joint venture, has now developed into a United States famous boutiques, in the United States many cities have business in the East [Eastern United States]. I to your company's business and was interested in the position, market development manager, now writing this letter is a formal application for job seekers to you. 
May be I do not know if [I misunderstood that] your company is considering hiring managers, then, dear Susan boss, the Marketing Department's idea can be a good opportunity to your company. Regardless of the size of other companies increasingly find that [if] they have no marketing department cannot continue to be successful and develop. I so appreciated your company [If your company, which I so admire] was knocked out of competition, I was [would be most] unhappy. 
My name is Luo Make, are American, graduated from United Kingdom at Oxford University. After graduation, I was in Japan's junior high schools, responsible for contact with the students knowledge of a foreign language services. In teaching, no matter how the students are not interested, I'm trying to solve, and strive to develop their interest in foreign language learning. In a very short time, the students of this school to become as international man of dual language. The attitude of my sense of responsibility and enthusiasm, has repeatedly praised by the students parents. 
If you are concerned about my experience on [that my experience is irrelevant to] your company's marketing doesn't matter, I'd say no! I would not like to study small students into English-reader [I can turn students who don't like study into little English scholars, so], I have no mission impossible. If your company would like [to open] in the United States around Susan's Boutique chain stores, I can help you succeed. If your company would like to open several Susan boutique supermarkets, I can do. If your company would like to become multinational corporations, you can rest assured. Development of outer space to think about [is worth thinking about too]. In order to deepen the understanding of all things in the world, I left Japan in the school work, beginning in the United States, Lin Houston [Princeton] University study religion. 
In my opinion, if your company has decided to open the market development and the Manager of the hiring department, I am best suited to the job. I wish I could participate in your company's development at home and abroad, to say I'm not interested in your company's market development within the Earth are unrestrained development of extraterrestrial [indeed I'm interested not only in your company's market development on Earth but also its unlimited development extraterrestrially]. Applicants should be able to see the future [Can other applicants see such a future]? 
Enclose my curriculum vitae. Need to know if have any questions, please call or contact me by e-mail. Thank you!

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