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23:57 Oct 9, 2008
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management
Chinese term or phrase: 階段性任務
I would like to know the most precise/concise translation of the term. Basically, I know that 任務 is mission, but I am at a loss as how to translate 階段性任務. I've searched the web and came across "phased mission," but that doesn't sound right. Basically, I guess I would like to be able to say something like "I have accomplished my XXXX for now" where XXXX would be the English translation of "階段性任務" like "我目前已經完成了我的階段性的任務."

I guess it's like saying I've accomplished or reached my current milestone, as opposed to accomplishing my ultimate goal.... But there's a nicer ring to it, it seems, when said in Chinese as "我完成了我的階段性任務." (Actually, in Chinese, it's more like a cop out for not being able to accomplish your ultimate goal, so you say that at least I've got part of it done....)

Thanks for the help!
Eric K. Chen

Summary of answers provided
4 +1staged missions
Duobing Chen
4mission in stages
Echo (Sin Jin) Lim



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mission in stages

The author tried to explained that the mission was divided by stages, and it was partially done?

Echo (Sin Jin) Lim
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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staged missions

for your reference

Duobing Chen
Local time: 09:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese

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agree  lixiang: like "staged success"
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