Bailout (纾困 shū kùn) refers to the act of giving financial assistance or support to a failing business or economy to rescue it from collapse or bankruptcy.
Part 1: Breakdown of Words
“纾” (shū) as in “relieve” (纾解 shū jiě) or in “ease” (纾缓 shū huǎn).
“困” (kùn) as in “difficult” (困难 kùn nán), “hardship” (困苦 kùn kǔ), or “impoverished” (贫困 pín kùn).
Part 2: Examples
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- Bailout bill (纾困法案 shū kùn fǎ àn).
- Bailout package (纾困一揽子计划 shū kùn yī lǎn zǐ jì huà). But in many cases “bailout package” will be simply translated to “纾困计划” (shū kùn jì huà), literally means “bailout plan”, and “package” sometimes will be omitted.