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Recently, I learned that the UK established a "minister for loneliness".

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42708507

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_for_Loneliness

I thought of "孤獨大臣", which simulates "minister for finance" (財務大臣); or,

"孤獨部長", which simulates "defence minister" (國防部長). But neither suit the needs. Any ideas about how to imply "cope with" into this title in Chinese?

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I think you're right:

“孤独大臣”

SoHu

你是否也是一只孤独的"旅行青蛙"|英国设部级孤独大臣的社会责任启示

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为解决这一问题,最近英国政府史无前例地创设了“孤独大臣”(Minister for Loneliness)这一部长级职位,由体育大臣特蕾西·克劳奇兼任。

百家号

英国人太寂寞?政府任命“孤独大臣”,帮民众解决孤独寂寞冷

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这个职位,就叫做“孤独大臣”(Minister for Loneliness)。

If you wanted to get cope with into the title probably something like

  • 抗孤大臣

  • 抗寂大臣

  • 抗寞大臣

would be more appropriate.

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    the problem of "抗獨大臣" is, most people would initially think of "resist independence" 抗拒 + 獨立 :( – 水巷孑蠻 Feb 1 '18 at 12:17
  • @水巷孑蠻 changed it now. – user3306356 Feb 1 '18 at 12:17
  • "抗孤" is ok, "抗寂" "抗寞" are too odd :) – 水巷孑蠻 Feb 1 '18 at 12:31
  • hahah well they are options. – user3306356 Feb 1 '18 at 12:33
  • I would translate 'Minister for Loneliness' as 寂寞问题對策事务大臣 or simply – Tang Ho Feb 1 '18 at 14:06

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