HSK Chinese quiz: Who is the “一把手 (yī bǎ shǒu)”


The phrase “一把手 (yī bǎ shǒu)” literally means “a hand.” Although, when speaking about a person’s position in a company (or any community) it takes on another meaning. Try the quiz below and see if you can figure out what it is supposed to mean!
Zhāngzǒng shì wǒmen gōngsī de yī bǎ shǒu.
张总            是    我们    公司   的    一 把 手。
Mr. Zhang is the ______ of our company.
What does the word “一把手 (yī bǎ shǒu)” mean here?
A. 工作能手 (gōngzuò néng shǒu) work expert
B. 清洁工人 (qīngjié gōngrén) janitor
C. 文字秘书 (wénzì mìshū) secretary
D. 最高领导 (zuì gāo lǐngdǎo) top executive

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