A 24-hour ceasefire allowed the two armies to reach an agreement. There was no chance that the two sides would reach an agreement in the near future. We try to reach an agreement with all parties concerned (= all parties concerned or parties concerned). They have not been able to agree on how to implement reforms. How can I make it clear that two parties could not be on a particular issue? The theatre has partnered with striking actors. Both the American company and we all set up to reach an agreement. * We were unable to finalize the decision on the number of employees to be laid off. 我们未能就裁员多少人的问题作出最后决定。 The meeting ended on an acidic note, with neither party able to reach an agreement. Trying 未能, 无法, 不能, 失败 for “failed”, always depends on the context.
“Reaching an agreement” is also translated in different ways. There is always a faint hope (=small hope) that the two sides will reach an agreement. These negotiations are the first step towards an agreement. 未能. Find an agreement. cannot. We couldn`t agree on our plans for the annual dinner. We weren`t able to plan the annual dinner that we couldn`t find to advise us on how to spread the profits. We cannot agree on how to distribute the benefits. Discussions began and it took us little time to reach an agreement. : : we have not reached an agreement – for activity, we say “cannot reach a consensus” or “negotiations have failed” – for a stupid life, we say “cannot make sense” or “communication fails” that we have reached with the end of the world at any time.