- 大臣 [dà chén]
- minister (of a monarchy); secretary
The minister has indicated that he may resign next year.
She rapped the Minister publicly for his indiscreet remarks.
As a result of these exposures (ie facts being made known to the public) several ministers resigned from the government.
Convention dictates that a minister should resign in such a situation.
He was completely outmanoeuvred in his campaign to win the support of other ministers.
The Prime Minister appointed some new ministers to ginger up her administration.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce tax cuts in this year's budget.