I ve looked up the words:

  • 托 = to entrust (only one possible meaning, i do not know which one makes sense)
  • 业 = enterprise
  • 考试 = test
  • 必备 = essential

I can make no sense of this sentence, i even can not analyze its parts of speeches.

Could you explain the contained in this sentence?

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    托业 = TOEIC. Does it make sense to you now?
    – user58955
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 16:22
  • yes,indeed, it makes now much more sense, so tuoye is actually a noun, i guess the meaning is: essentials for toeic test, right?
    – meireikei
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 16:29
  • Yes, exactly. ///
    – user58955
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 16:31

2 Answers 2


I do not agree with S.Rhee. It seems like here it is a name of a book or some TOEIC test preparation reference. Thus, the better translation in English would be:

Essential for TOEIC

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    TOEIC Essentials would work too.
    – Mou某
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 5:26

use iciba:(托业)TOEIC exam required

  • If 托业 was not used as a fixed term, would its verbatim translation be: "to support buisness" ?
    – meireikei
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 17:19
  • in above question 必备 apparently is used as predicate,web also shows instances of attributive use in the context of TOEIC,e。g。 摘要:本系列文章整理出托业考试(TOEIC)必备词汇,希望对备考托业考试的网友有所帮助。 对考生而言,《托业考试官方指南》是备考TOEIC的必备参考用书之一
    – user6065
    Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 17:38
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    @meireikei It is a fixed term. That's like asking "if 北大 wasn't a fixed term, would it mean North-big?". Commented Oct 29, 2014 at 17:53

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