Why: If your superior asks you to do something, it is your job.
Instead say: "I'm not sure that should be my priority right now." Then have a conversation with your boss about your responsibilities.
不要说"That's not my job."(这不是我分内的事。)
我们可以说：I'm not sure that should be my priority right now.
2.Don't say: "This might sound stupid, but…"
Why: Never undermine your ideas by prefacing your remarks with wishy-washy language.
Instead say: "What's on your mind?" It reinforces your credibility to present your ideas with confidence.
不要说"This might sound stupid, but…"(也许这听上去有点愚昧，但是……)
可以说：What's on your mind?
3.Don't say: "I don't have time to talk to you."
Why: It's plain rude, in person or on the phone.
Instead say: "I'm just finishing something up right now. Can I come by when I'm done?" Graciously explain why you can't talk now, and suggest catching up at an appointed time later. Let phone calls go to voice mail until you can give callers your undivided attention.
不要说"I don't have time to talk to you."(我没时间跟你说。)
我们可以说：I'm just finishing something up right now. Can I come by when I'm done?