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Business and Finance Vocabulary May 16, 2009

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accept
accessible
account
accountancy
accountant
accounting rules
accounting standards
accounts
accurate record
acquire
acquisition
action points
address book
administration
administrative staff
administrator
advance
adversarial
advertise
advertiser
advertising agency
advertising campaign
advertising medium
aerospace
affirmative action
agenda
agree
ahead of schedule
ailing
alliance
allocated
amortization
amortize
anecdote
angry
annual general meeting (AGM)
annual meeting
annual report
applicant
application form
applied for
appoint
appointments
approachable
arbitration
arbitrator
argument
arrangements
assembly line
asset
atmosphere
attach
attachment
audience
audit
auditors
authoritarian
automated
axe (to get the)
back down
background
backhander
bad debts
bad working environment
bailout
balance of payments
balance sheet
bank statement
banking charges
bargain
bargainer
bargaining
bargaining position
bargaining power
basic
basic salary
be on sale
bear market
bearish
behind schedule
benchmarking
benefits
benefits package
best practice
beta version
big business
billboards
billing
bitter pill
blackboard
bleeding red ink
blue chips
bluff
board
board meeting
boardroom
bonds
bonus
bonus payments
book value
bookkeepers
boom
boring
born leaders
borrower
borrowing
bottom line
bottom out
bottom-end
bourse
branch
brand
branded
branding
break even
breakthroughs
bribe
bribery
bricks-and-mortar
briefing
bring to a close
broke down
brokers
budget
bugs
building societies
building society
bull market
bullet point
bullish
bully
bureaucratic
burned out
burnout
business
business process re-engineering (BPR)
business-to-business (B2B)
business-to-consumer (B2C)
business-to-government (B2G)
busy tone
buyer
buying managers
CADCAM
calendar
call
call centres
call someone’s bluff
call back
candidate
canteen culture
capacity
capital
captains of industry
cariautomobiles
cards
career ladder
career paths
cash
cash cows
cash mountain
cash pile
cash reserves
cashflow
casual Fridays
casually
catalog
catalogue
catering
carbon copy (CC)
cease trading
cellphone
cellular
cellular phone
chain store
chairperson
challenging
change hands
charge
charisma
charities
cheap
cheque
cheque account
chief executive officer (CEO)
chief financial officer (CFO)
chief operating officer
Chinese walls
churn out
circulate
classified advertisements
clicks-and-mortar
client base
clientele
clients
climb down
clinching a deal
clock in
clock off
clock on
clock out
closing a deal
code of conduct
code of ethics
cold calls
collapse
collateral
combine
come to a consensus
commercial
commercial airline
commercial artist
commercial disaster
commercial land
commercial paper
commercial television
commission
commodities
commodities exchange
common ground
commute
commuters
company
company car
company hierarchy
company pension scheme
compensation
compensation package
compensation payment
compete
competition
competitions
competitors
completion
components
compromise
computer hardware
computer screen
computer software
computer-literate
conceded
concern
concession
conformity to specifications
confrontational
conglomerate
consensus
construction
consultation
consumer durables
consumer goods
consumer panels
consumers
content
continuous improvement
contract
contributions
convenience store
cooling-off period
copyright
cordless
cordless phone
core activity
corporate
corporate culture
corporate headquarters
corporate hospitality
corporate image
corporate ladder
corporate logo
corporate profits
corporation
corrupt
corruption
cost
cost of goods sold (COGS)
cost per unit
cost-effective
costing
costings
costs
counter-offers
counter-proposals
counterfeit notes
counterfeiting
courteous
cover
cover ground
covering letter
cover letter
craft industry
crash
creative accounting
credit card
credit policy
creditors
cross-promotion
culture
currencies
current account
current assets
current liabilities
curriculum vitae (CV)/resume
customer base
customer needs
customers
cut
cut off
cutting edge
day shift
deadlock
deal
deal with
dealer
dealers
debentures
debit card
debt
debt burden
debt crisis
debt default
debt repayment
debt rescheduling
debt restructuring
debt servicing
debtors
decentralized
decision-making
declines
deference
delay
delayered
delegate
delegation
delete
demand
demanding
demands
demerge
demerger
demonstration
demoted
demutualization
demutualized
department meeting
department store
departmental meeting
deposit account
depreciate
depreciation
depression
derivatives
design
design defect
design fault
designer
develop
developer
dial
dialling tone
diary
difference of opinion
dignity at work policy
digress
digressions
dimensions
direct costs
direct line
direct mail
direct marketing
disagree
disagreement
discount
discounter
discounting
discriminate against
discuss
discussion
dismiss
dispatch
dispose of
dispute
distance
distant
distractions
distributed
distribution chain
distribution channel
distributors
dive
diversify
divestment
dividends
dominate a market
donate
donation
downmarket
downshifter
downshifting
downsized
downtime
dress-down fridays
drive
drive a hard bargain
drive out of a market
drugstore
dynamism
e-procurement
e-tailing
earn
earnings
ease
economic
economic indicators
economical
economies of scale
economy 11′k~namii 38
education 1,edgu’keiJanl 4
effective 11~fekt1vl 14
efficiency Ir’f~Jansii 7
efficiently Ir’fiJantlil 17
electronic commercele-
commerce /,elek, t r~n~k
‘k~ms:s/,i: ‘k~ms:s/ 11, 26
electronic mail/e-mail/email
I,elek,tr~n~k’me~li’i: me~li
26,53
embezzle l~m’bezli 40
embezzlement l1m’bezlmantl40
emerging industries /1,m3:dg1q
‘~ndastrizl 13
employ Irm’pl31l 3
employees irm’pl3ri:zi 6
employment agencies
/rm1p13rmant ,erdgansiz/ 3
empower Irm’pauai 44
empowerment l~m’pauamanti
44
end-users 1,end1ju:zazJ 19
endorsements i1n~d3:smantsI
25
energy l’enadgii 44
engaged tone i~n’gerdgd taunl
49
enhancements 11n’ha:nsmant sl
18
enterprise I’entaprarzl 11, 11
enterprise culture 1,entaprarz
‘kaltJa1 11
enterprise economy 1,entaprarz
~’k~namil 11
enterprise zone i’entaprarz
zaunl 11
entertaining i,enta’tern~qI 47
entrepreneur i,~ntrapra’ns:l 10
entrepreneurial
1,~ntrapra’ns:riaV 10
entry-level i’entri levaV 23
environmental
i~n,va~aran’mentaV 41
environmentally damaging
I~n,vararan,mentali
‘dzm~dgrql 41
equal opportunities 1,i:kwal
,~pa’tju:natid 8
equipment 11′kw1pmantl 59
equity l’ekw~tii 32
establish l~’stzbl~Jl 10
establishment 11′stzblrJmanti
10
ethical l’e01kaV 41
ethical investment 1,eerkal
~n’vestmantl 41
etiquette I’etrketl 63
exceptional profit iik,sepJanal
‘ pr~f~tl 31
exciting I~k’sa~t~ql 2
executive/exec
l~g’zekjat~vl~g’zeki 9
expenditure i~k’spend~tJal 28
expenses l~k’spens~zl 27
expensive lrk’spensrvl 23
experience Irk’sp~ariansl 3
experience curve l~k’sp~arians
k3:vI 28
exploit 1ek1spl3rt I 41
exports I’eksp3:tsl 38
extension 11k’stentJanI 48, 49
extraordinary general
meeting(EGM) 11k~str3:danari
,dgenarallmi:t~g/ 54
eye contact l’a~,k~ntaektl 47,
60
face the audience /,fe~s di:
’3:diansI 60
facilities lfa’s~latizi 59
fact Ifaektl 60
factory l’faektaril 16
fakes lferksl 40
faking I’fe~k~gl 40
fallback position I1f3:lbaek
pa,zrPd 63
familiar Ifa’m~lial 45
family name I’faemali nerml 46
fascinating I’faes~nert~gl 2
fast-moving consumer goods
1,fa:st mu:vrg kan,sju:ma
‘gudz 1 (FMCG)22
fat cats I’faet kaetsl 5
fax lfaeksl52
features 1′fi:tJazl 2 1
fierce If~asl 20
file for bankruptcy /,fa11 fa
‘baegkr~ptsii 33
final offers 1,farnal ‘~fazl 65
finance l’fa~naensl 38
financed l’fa~naenstl 17
financial 1fa1′nienJaV 13, 36, 38
financial centres 1fa1,naentJal
‘sentazl 36
financial institutions lfa1,naenJal
,~ntst~’tju:Janzi 36
financial services /far ,naenJal
‘S~:VISIZ/ 13
financial year 1fa1,naenJal ‘j~al
30
finish on time 1,frnrJ Dn ‘tarmi
55
finished goods l,’f~n~Jt ‘gudz I
17,22
fire Ifa~al 7
firm 1fs:d 11
firstly I1fs:stlii 60
fixed assets /,f~kst ‘asetsl 30
fixed costs /,f~kst ‘k~stsl 27
flair lfleal 44
flat l’flaetl 7
flexibility /,fleks~’b~latii 7
flexitimelflextime l’fleksit a~ml
‘flekstarml 2
flip chart I’fl~p tJa:t/ 60
float Iflautl 36
flotation Iflau’terJad 36
focus groups I’faukas gru:ps/ 14
food processing 1,fu:d
prau’ses~gl 13
foreign exchange 1 forex /, f~r~n
~ks’tJe~ndgI 36
forgers I1f3:dgazl 40
forgery Iif3:dgarii 40
formally I1f3:maW 46
forms of address 1,fg:mz av
a’dresl 45
forward ltf3:wad 53
found If aund I 10
founder l’faundal 10
franchisee l,fraenJa~’zi:/ 24
franchises I’fraenJarz~zl 24
franchisor I1fraenJarzal 24
fraud Ifr3:d 40
fraud squad I’fr3:d skw~d 40
free enterprise lfri: ‘entaprarzl
11
free gift lfri: ‘g~ftl 25
free sample lfri: ‘sa:mpV 25
freelancerlfreelance I1fri:la:nsa
‘fri:la:ns/ 7
freephone number 1′fri:faun
,n~mbal 48
friendly bid 1,frendli ‘brd 34
fringe benefits l,fr1nd3 ‘ben~f~tsl
5
full-time job 1,ful tarm ‘d3~bi 1
full-time work 1,ful tarm ‘w3:W 1
fund-raising /’f~nd re1z1~1 12
futures contract I1fju:tJaz
,k~ntrakt/ 36
gains lge~nzl 37
Gantt chart I’gaent tJa:tl 42
gearing I’gra~gl 32
generic products Idga’ner~k
‘ pr~d~ktsl 22
generics ldgalnerrW 22
gesture l1d3estJa1 47, 60
get down to business lget daun
ta ‘brzn~sl 56, 63
get the ball rolling /,get da b3:l
‘raul~gl 56
get through lget ’0ru:l 49
give in Igrv ‘rd 65
glass ceiling 1,gla:s ‘si:11gl 8
glut /CJlAt/ 16
go bankrupt Igau ‘baegkr~ptl
3 3
go into administration 1,gau
go into liquidation 1,gau ~nta
,l~kw~’de~Jad 33
go into the red 1,gau ~nta da
red 35
go-slow Igau’slaul 6
going concern Igau~g kanlss:nl
30
good Igud I 4
good organizer Igud
’3:ganarzal 55
good timekeeper Igud
‘tarm,ki:pa/ 55
goods lgudz I 17
goodwill Igud’wrV 30
goodwill gesture Igud’w11
,dgestJa/ 64
government-owned companies
1,g~vanmant aund
‘k~mpanizl 11
graduate from l’graedguwe~t
graduates l’graedguatsl 4
green activists 1,gri:n ‘aekt~v~stsl
41
green issues 1′gri:n ,rJu:z/ 41
greetingslgoodbyes I1gri:t~gz
gud’ba~zl 47
gross domestic product (GDP)
1,graus da,mestrk ‘ pr~d~ktl
3 8
gross margin Igraus ‘ma:dg~d
27
gross national product (GNP)
/,graus naeJanal ‘ pr~d~ktl 38
gross profit Igraus ‘ pr~f~tl 31
ground lgraund I 54, 64
group discussion 1gru:p
d~’ sk~Jad 3
grow Igraul 10, 38
growth industries l’grau0
,rndastriz/ 13
growth rate l’grau0 re1t1 38
haemorrhage red ink I1hemarrd3
,red ,rgW 31
haggle llhegV 64
hand in your notice /,haend In
j3: ‘naut~sl 7
hand-made lhaend’me~d 16
handle l’handli 17
handout l’handautl 60
handwriting analysis
I’haend,rartrg a,nielasrs/ 3
hang up I’har~ ~pl 49
harass l’haeras ha’raesl 8
hard 1ha:dl 2
head Ihed 9
head office Ihed ‘~f1s1 6
headhunt l’hedh~ntl 3
headhunter I’hedh~ntal 3
headhunting l’hedh~nt 101 3
headquarters (HQ)
I,hed1kw3:taz -’-I 6
health and safety inspectors
/,he10 an ‘se~fti ~n,spektaz/ 8
health and safety issues /,he10
an ‘se~fti ,1Ju:z1 8
healthcare Iihel0kear/ 13
heavy industries 1,hevi
‘~ndastrizl 13
hedging I’hedg11~1 58
helpline /’helpla~n/ 48
hi-tech /,ha~’teld 15
hierarchical /,ha~a’ra:k~kaV 45
high finance /ha1 ‘fa~nansl 38
high-end 1ha1′end 23
high-priced /ha~’pra~st/ 23
high-street banks /,ha1 stri:t
‘baer~ksl 35
highly geared Iha~li ‘g~ard, 32
highly leveraged 1ha1li
‘li:var~dgd/ 32
hire I’ha~al 3
hiring l’ha1a11~1 3
hits Ih~tsl 26
hold shares Ihauld’JeazI 32
holiday I’hulade~l 47
horse-trading I’hxs tre1d11~1 64
hospitality I,h~sp~’talati/ 47
hostile bid /,hustaIl’b~d 34
hotline I’h~tla~nl 48
household goods 1,haushauld
‘gudz I 13
HTH 53
human resource management
(HRM) 1,hju:man ‘r1z3:s
,man~dgmant/ 6
human resources (HR)
1,hju:man ~I’Z~:SIZ/ 6
human resources department
(HRD) 1,hju:man ‘r1z3:s1z
d1,pa:tmantl 6
humour I1hju:ma/ 47
hypermarket /’ha~pa,ma:k~t/
24
icons I’a~kunzl 53
impasse I’aempaesl 66
impolite /,rmpallart/ 57
imports l’rmp3:tsl 38
imposed l~m’pauzdl 44
in charge of 11n ‘tJa:dg avl 1
in parallel 11n ‘paeraleli 42
in stock 11n st~ld 17
in the black 11n da ‘blaeld 35
in the red 11n da ‘red 31
in-house 11n’haus I 4, 7, 17
in-house training l~n, haus
‘tre~n~r~l 4
income statement 1’1gk~m
,ste~tmant/ 31
incorporated/Inc
1rn1k3:pare~t~dl 12
indebtedness I~n’det~dnasl 32
index 1’1ndeksl 37
indexes 1’1ndeks1zl 37
indices 1’1nd1si:zl 37
indirect costs /,~nd~rekt ‘k~stsl
27
industrial 11n’d~striaV 6
industrial action 11n,d~st rial
‘aekJan1 6
industrial robots /~n,d~strial
‘raub~tsl 16
industrial scale /~n,d~strial
‘ske~V 14
industrialize 11n’d~st riala~zl 13
industry 1’1ndastriI 13
inflation rate I~n’fle~Jan re1t1
38
inflationary I~n’fle~Janari I 38
information line /,~nfa’me~Jan
la1n1 48
initiative l~’n~Jat~v/ 44
inland revenue 1,1nland
‘revanju:/ 29
innovate 1’1nave1tI 15
innovative 1’1navat1vI 15
inputs 1’1nputsI 17
insider dealing 11n,sa1da ‘di:11g/
40
insider trading 11n,sa1da
‘tre1d11~1 40
insolvent I~n’s~lvantl 33
intangible assets l~n~taendgabl
‘aesetsl 30
intellectual property
l,~ntalektjual ‘propati1 15
intense 11n’tensI 20
interest 1’1ntrastl 32, 34, 35
internet access 1’1ntanet ,aekses/
26
internet banking 1,lntanet
‘bagk11~1 35
internet service provider(1SP)
1,1ntanet ‘S~:VIS pra,va~da/
26
interruptions I, ~nt a’r~pJanz1 42
interviews 1’1ntavju:zI 3
introduce I,~ntra’dju:sl 59
invent 11n’ventI 15
inventories 1’1nvantrizI 17
invest 11n’vestl 32
investment companies
i~n’vestmant ,k~mpaniz/ 35
investors I~n’vestazl 32, 36
invoice l’1nv31sI 29
invoicing 1’1nv31s1r~I 29
irreconcilable differences
I,~rekansa~labl ‘d~farans~zi
66
issue 1’1Ju:l 66
issued 1’1Ju:d 36
issues 1’1Ju:zI 41
job insecurity 1,dgub
~ns~’kjuarati/ 7
job title I’dg~b ta~tll 46
jobless l’dgoblasl 38
join Idg311i 3
joint account /,dg31nt a’kauntl
35
joint venture 1,dg~nt ‘ventJa1
34
jump ldg~mpi 39
junk mail I’dg~r~k me~V 24
just-in-time /,dg~st~n’ta~m/ 17
kaizen 1ka1′zei 18
keep calm 1,ki:p ‘ka:m/ 57
keep things moving 1,ki:p 01gz
‘mu:v~r~/ 54
key accounts Iki: a’kaunts I 29
key players Iki: ‘ple1azl20
keypad I1ki:pad/ 49
kick off 1k1k ‘ufl 56, 63
kickback I’k~kbald 40
knowledge I’nu11dgl 17
laboratories /la1 burat arizl 14,
15
labour-intensive /,le~ba
~n’tents~vl 16
labourflabor I’le~bal 6, 17, 41,
60
labourflabor unions I’le~ba
,ju:njanz/ 6
last mile problem 1,la:st ma11
‘prublami 26
latecomers I’le~tkamazl 55, 60
lay off 1le1 ‘ ~fl 7
leadership /’li:daJ~p/ 10,44
leadership skills /’li:daJ~p sk~lzl
10,44
leading edge /,li:d~g ‘edgl 15
leadtime /’li:dta~m/ 42
lean manufacturing /,li:n
,mznjalfzktJar~g/ 17
lean production /li:n
pratdakJad 17
leaner i1li:na/ 7
leap ili:p/ 39
learning curve /’ls:n~g ks:v/ 28
lecture I1lektJa/ 59
legible I’ledgabli 52
leisure /’legal 13
lender /’lendat 32
letters of application 1,letaz av
,zpl~’ke~Jan/ 3
level off /,leva1 ‘ ~fl 39
leverage /’li:var~dg/ 32
licence I’la~sansl 15
lie /la1 / 65
life insurance companies Aa~f
In’Juarans ,klunpaniz/ 12
lifestyles I’la~fsta~lzl 43
light industries 1la1t ‘~ndastrid
13
limited companyLtd /,11m1t ~d
‘kampanii 12
limited liability /,11m1t1d
,la1a1b1latii 12
line /la~n/ 48
list price I’l~st pra1sl23
listed I’l~st~dl 36
loan capital Ilaun ‘kzp~tali 32
log off Il~g ‘ufl26
log on Il~g ‘ ~n/ 26
long-hours culture /,l~g ,auaz
‘kdtJa1 45
long-term liabilities /,l~g ts:m
,la~a’brlatiz/ 30
lose your job 1,lu:z j3: ‘dg~bl 7
lose your temper 1,lu:z j3:
‘tempat 57
loss ADS/ 23, 28, 31
loss leader /IDS ‘li:da/ 23, 28
loss-making 1’1~s rne~k~gl 28
low-end Ilau’end 23
low-key /lau’ki:/20
low-priced /lauipra~st/ 23
low-tech /laultek/ 15
loyalty cards I’b~alti ka:dz/ 25
lunch break I’lanJ bre~k/ 47
macho culture 1,mztJau
‘kaltJa/ 45
magnate I’mzgne~tl 10
mailings I’me111gzl 24
mailshots /’me11J~ts/ 24
make a loss /,me~k a ‘ 1~~1 31
make a point /,me~k a ‘p31ntI 55
make a profit /,me~k a ‘ pr~f~ti
28,31
make a sale /,me~k a ‘sell/ 27
make a start /,me~k a ‘sta:t/ 56
make an application /,me~k an
zplr’ke~Jad 3
make redundant /,me~k
rl’dandantl 7
make up time /,me~k ap ‘tald
42
maker l’rne~kal 16
manage I’mzn~dgl 1,35
manage an account /,mzn~dg an
aukaunt/ 35
management I’mzn~dgmantl 4,
6, 44, 45
management development
/,mzn~dgmant d~~velapmantl
4
management layers
/,mznrdgmant ‘le~azl 45
management styles
1,mznrdgmant ‘sta~lzl 44
mannerisms I’mznar~zamzl 60
manufactured /,mznjalfzktJad
16
manufactured goods
/,mznja,fzktJad ‘gudzl 16
manufacturer
/,mznjaufzktJara/ 16
manufacturing industries
/,mznja,fzktJar~g ‘lndastrizl
13
manufacturing plant
/,mznjalfzktJar~g pla:nt/ 16
manufacturing sector
/,mznja,fzktS.r~g ‘sektal 13
mark-up 1,ma:k apt 27
market economy /,ma:k~t
~’k~namii 19
market forces /,ma:k~t ‘~~:sIz/
19
market growth /,ma:k~t ‘grau01
20
market leader /,ma:k~t ‘li:da/
20
market orientation /,ma:k~t
,3:rienfte~Jan/ 21
market place /’ma:k~t ple~sl 19
market pressures /,ma:k~t
‘preJazJ 19
market research /,ma:k~t
r~’ss:tJ/ 14
market rigging /,ma:k~t ‘ r~g~g /
40
market segment /,ma:k~t
‘segmant / 20
market segmentation /,ma:k~t
,segmen’te~Jan/ 20
market share /,ma:k~t ‘Seal 20
market-driven /,ma:k~t ‘dr~van /
2 1
market-led /,ma:k~t ‘led 21
market-oriented /,ma:k~t
’3:rientldl 21
marketeer /,ma:k~’t~a/ 21
marketer /’ma:k~ta/ 21
marketing /,ma:k~t~g/ 21
marketing concept /,ma:k~t~g
‘k~nsepti 21
marketing mix /,ma:k~t~g ‘rn~ksl
2 1
mass-produce /,mzs pra’dju:s/
16
matters arising 1,mztaz a’ra~z~gl
55
media /’media/ 13
mediation /,rni:di1e~Jan/ 66
mediator I1mi:die~ta/ 66
meeting /’mi:t~g/ 54
member I’membal 12
memorize I’memara~zl 59
merge /ms:dg/ 34
merger I1ms:dga/ 34
methodical Ima’0~d1kaV 4
microphone l’rna~krafaud 60
mid-priced Im~d’pra~stl 23
mid-range Irn~d’re~ndgl 23
middlemen /’mrdlmen/ 24
minimum wage /,m~n~mam
‘we~dgi 5
minute-taker I’m~n~t te~kal 55
mobile I’mauba~V 48
mobile phone /,mauba11 ‘faun/
4 8
model /’m~daV 22,23
moderated i’m~dare~tld 65
mogul I’maugaV 10
money laundering I’mani
,b:ndar~g/ 40
money spinners l’mrmni ,sp~naz/
28
monotone I’m~nataud 60
mortgage /’ms:g~dg/ 35
motivated l’maut~ve~t~d 4
multimedia presentation
l,mrmlti’mi:dia ,prezanltelJan/
60
multinational l,m~ti’nzJanaV
11
mutual /’mju:tJuaV 12, 35, 62
mutual advantage 1,mju:tJual
ad1va:nt1d31 62
mutual funds /,mju:tJual
‘frmndzl 35
mystery shoppers /,m~stari
‘J~pazl 18
nationalized l’nzJanalalzd 11
needs /ni:dz / 63
negative growth /,negat~v
‘grauO/ 39
negotiate /n~’gauJie~t/ 62
negotiating /n~’gaulie~t~gI 63,
65
negotiations /n~,gauli’e~Janz/
62
negotiator /nllgauJielta/ 62
neon signs /,ni:~n ‘salnd 25
nervous breakdown /’ns:vas
‘bre~kdaunl 43
net margin /,net ‘ma:dg~n/ 27
net profit /,net ‘ pr~f~t/ 31
niche market /,ni:l ‘ma:k~tl 23
night shift /’na~t J~ft/ 2
nine-to-five job /na~n ta fa~v
‘dg~b/ 2
non-core assets /,n~n k3:
‘resets/ 34
non-executive directors / n~n
~g,zekjat~v d1′rektad 9
non-negotiable /n~n
n1′gauliabl 65
non-profit organizations /n~n
,pr~f~t ,3:gana1′zelJanz/ 12
not-for-profit organizations /n~t
f3: ‘ pr~f~t ,3:gana1,zerJand
12
numerate /Inju:marat/ 4
objective /ab1dgekt~v/56, 63
obsolete /’~bsali:t/ 15
obstacles /’~bstakld 65
offer /’~fa/ 3, 64
office worker /’D~IS ws:ka/ 2
offices /’ D~ISI~ 6
on neutral ground / ~n ,nju:tral
‘graund / 63
on schedule / ~n ‘Jedju:V 42
open /’aupanl 44
open-plan offices /,aupan ‘plzn
, D~I SI ~ 6
operator /’~pare~tal 49
options contract 1′~pJanz
,k~ntrzkt/ 36
order 1’3:daI 29
organized 113:gana~zd 4
original concept /alrldganal
‘k~nseptl 14
out of work /,aut av ‘w3:W 38
outline I1autlaln/ 59
outplacement /’aut ,ple~smant/
7
outside suppliers /,autsald
salplalaz/ 17
outsource /’auts3:s/ 7
outsourcing /’auts3:slg/ 17
outstanding /,autlstrend~g/ 66
over budget /,auva ‘ b~dg~t/ 28
overdraft llauvadra:ft/ 35
overhead costs I’auvahed
,k~sts/ 27
overhead projector (OHP)
/,auvahed prauldgekta/ 60
overheads I1auvahedz/ 27
overlap /’auvalrep/ 42
overleveraged Iauva ’1i:verldgd
32
overproduction
/,auvapra’d~klan/ 16
overspent /,auvalspent/ 28
overtime /’auvata~m/ 5, 6
overwhelmed l,auva’welmd
43
overwork /auvalws:W 43
owe Iaul 29
own-brand product /aunlbrrend
,pr~d~kt/ 22
own-label product Iaun ‘lelbal
,pr~d~kt/ 22
packaging /’pzk~dg~g/ 21
page views /pe~dg ‘vju:zl 26
pager /’pe~dgal 48
panic selling I’pzn~k sel1g1 37
paper qualifications /’pe~pa
,kw~lrf~’ke~lanzl 4
parent company /’pearant
,k~mpanU 34
part-time job /,pa:t ta~m ‘dg~b/
1
part-time work /,pa:t tam
‘w3:W 1
partners llpa:tnazJ 17
partnership /’pa:tnaJ~pl 12
parts /pa:tsl 17
password llpa:sws:d 26
patents /’pe~tants/ 15
pay /pe~/ 5
pay off /’pe~ ~f / 35
payables I’pe1abld29
payment terms I’pe~mant
ts:mz/ 29
payphone /’pe~faun/ 48
payroll I’pelraul 6
peak lpi:W 39
penalties l’penaltiz/ 42
penetrate a market /,pen~trelt a
‘ma:k~t/ 20
pension /’pentJan/ 5, 35
perfectionism /palfekJan~zam/
42
performance /pa1f3:mans/ 5, 7,
18
performance reviews
/pa1f3:mans r1,vju:zl 7
performance-related bonuses
/pa,f~mans r1’1e1t1d
‘baunas~d 5
perks /ps:ksl 5
permanent I1ps:manantl 1
personal organizers /’ps:sanal
’3:gana1zazl 42
personnel /,ps:salnel 6
personnel department
pharmaceuticals
/,fa:malsju:t~kalz/ 13
phase /fe~z/ 42
phone /faun/ 48
phonecard llfaunka:d 48
physical contact /,f~z~kal
‘k~ntrekt/ 47
physical delivery /,f~z~kal
d1’11varii 26
pitch /prtl/ 60
place /ple~s/ 21
place an order /,ple~s an ’3:da/
29
plastic I’plrest~W 35
plummet /’plm~t/ 39
poison pill /’ p~zan , p~l 34
position /pa’z~lan/ 3
post /paust/ 3
postpone Ipaust’paud 65
pre-tax loss 1pri:tzks ‘IDS/ 31
pre-tax profit 1pr:tzks ‘ pr~f~t/
31
precisely 1pr1′saislii 57
predator I’predatal 34
present I’prezant l 47
presenteeism /prezanlti:zd 47
president I’prez~dantl 9
press conference I’pres
,k~nfarans/ 59
pressure i1preJar/ 43
prey Ipre11 34
price Ipra~sl 19,21,23,40
price boom I’pra~s bu:d 23
price controls I’prals kantraulzl
23
price cut /’pra~s k~t / 23
price fixing I’pra~s f1ks1g140
price hike I’pra~s ha~W 23
price leader /,pra~s ’1i:daI 23
price tag I’pra~s tzgl 23
price war I’pra~s ws:/ 23
pricing I’pra1s11~1 23
principal /’pr~nsapall 32
priorities /pra~’~ratiz/ 63
prioritize /pra~’ ~r~ta~z/ 42
priority lpra~l~ratii 42
private I’pra~v~tl 11, 35
private enterprise /,praiv~t
privatized /’pra~v~ta~zcU 11
proactive /,praulzekt~v/ 4
probing /’praub1gl64
problem i’ pr~blad 60
produce /’pr~dju:s/ 16
producer /praldju:sa/ 16,24
product /’ pr~d~kt/ 14, 15, 16,
21,22,25,28, 59
product development /,pr~d~kt
d~~velapmantl 15
product launch /,pr~d~kt
’1s:ntJI 14, 59
product lifecycle /,pr~d~kt
‘la~fs~k(e)Y 22
product line i’ pr~d~kt la~ni 22
product mix I’ pr~d~kt m1ks1 22
product placement 1,pr~d~kt
‘~le~smantl 22
product portfolio /,pr~d~kt
,ps:t ‘fauliaul 22
product positioning /,pr~d~kt
palz~Janlg/ 22
product range /,pr~d~kt ‘re1nd31
22
production lines Ipra’d~kJan
la1nz1 16
productive Ipra’d~kt~vl 54
productivity /,pr~d~k’t~vatii 16
profit and loss account /,pr~f~t
and ’10s akauntl 31
~rofit margin I’ pr~f~t ,ma:dg~ni
27
profit-making I’ pr~f~t me1k1g1
28
profitability /,pr~f1ta’b111tii 28
profitable i’pr~f~taby 28
profits i’pr~f~tsl 7
project /’pr~dgekt/ 42, 54, 60
project management /,pr~dgekt
‘mzn~dgmantl 42
promotion /pralmauJani 7, 21,
25
proposals /pralpauzalz/ 64
proprietary Ipra’pra~atarii 15
protection lpraltekJani 33
prototypes I’prautata~psl 14
prove your point /,pru:v js:
‘ps~ntl 57
provided that Iprau’va~d~d bztl
64
providing that Iprau’va~d~~~ bztl
64
psychometric tests
/,sa~kau,rnetr~k ‘tests1 3
public holidays /,p~bl~k
‘h~lade~zi 47
public limited company /,p~bl~k
,11m1trd ‘k~mpanil fflc 12
public telephone /,p~bl~k
‘tel~fauni 48
punctuality /,p~nktJu’zlatii 47
purchaser 1′ps:tJasal 19
purchasiilg managers /,ps:tJas~r~
‘mzn~dgazl 19
purpose I1ps:pas/ 56
put back /put ‘bzW 51
put off /put ‘Df/ 51
put through /put ’0ru:I 49
put up money /put ~p ‘m~nii 32
qualifications /,kw~11f1′ke1$anzl
3, 46
qualify as /’ kw~l~fa~ zz/ 4
quality l’kw~latii 18, 42, 43
quality circles I’kw~lati ,ss:klz/
18
quality control /,kw~lati
kan’trauy 18
quality of life /,kw~lati av ‘la~fi
43
quality time /’kw~lati ‘ t a~d 43
question I’kwestJani 59, 60
questionnaires /,kwestJa’neaz/
14
quoted I’kwaut~d 36
racial discrimination /,re~Jal
d~,skr~m~’ne~Jan/ 8
racism I’ re~s~zad 8
racist I’re~s~stl 8
racketeers /,rzk~’t~arz/ 40
raise capital 1re1z ‘kzp~taY 32
rally i’rzlii 37
rambling l’rzmbl~gl 54
rat race I’rzet re1s1 43
rate /re~t/ 35
raw materials /,rx ma’t~arialzl
17,22
reach agreement 1,ri:tJ
algri:mant/ 58
reach break-even point 1,ri:tJ
bre~k ‘i:van ps~ntl 28
realistic plan I,r~al~st~k ‘plzni
42
reassure lIri:a1Jua/ 65
rebalancing /ri:’bzlans11~1 43
recall /r1′k3:l/ 14
receivables /r~’si:vablz/ 29
receive 1r1′si:vl 53
receivers /r~’si:vaz/ 33
receivership /r~’si:vaJ~p/ 33
recession 1r1′seS.d 39
recommended retail price
1,rekamendld ‘ri:te11 pra~sl
23
reconsider its position
/,ri:kan,’s~da ~t s pa’z~Jani 65
record high 1,reks:d ‘ha11 37
recover /r~’ k~va/ 33
recovery /r~’k~varii 33, 37
recruit 1r1′kru:tl 3
recruiter 1r1′kru:tal 3
recruitment /r~’kru:tmant/ 3
red ink Ired ‘IIJW 31
referees /,refairi:z/ 3
references I’refarans~zl 3
reforms /r~’fs:mz/ 19
register I1red31sta/ 26
regulate I’regjale~tl 40
rehearse /r~’hs:s/ 59
remain steady /r~,me~n ‘stedii
3 9
remote /r~’maut/ 44, 45
remuneration /r~,rnju:na’re~Janl
5
remuneration package
ir~,rnju:na’ra~Jan ‘pak~dgi 5
repetitive /r~’petatrv/ 2
repetitive strain injury (RSI)
/r~,petat~v ‘stre~n ,rndgarii
8
reply /rilplar/ 49, 53
reports /r1′p3:ts/ 3 1
representatives
/,repr~’zentat~vd 63
research and development
(R&D) 1r1′ss:tJ an
d~~velaprnantl 15
research centreicenter /r~’s~:tJ
,senta/ 15
researchers inlsa:tJazi 14
reseller 1ri:’selal 24
resend 1ri:’sendi 52
resign /r~’za~n/ 7
resolution /,rezallu:Jan/ 66
resolve /r~’z~lv/ 55
responsibility /r~,sp~nsa’b~latii
1
responsible for /r~’sp~nsabl fs:/
1
restructure /,ri:’str~ktJai 7
restructuring /,ri:’str~ktJarrg/
34
result irr’z~lti 28, 31
retail ilri:terY 13, 24
retail outlet /’ri:te~I ,autlati 24
retailers /’ri:te~laz/ 24
retained earnings Irrternd
‘s:n~gzi 33
retire 1r1′taraI 7
retirement /rritaramant/ 7
return your call 1r1ts:n j3: ‘k3:li
49
revenue ilrevanju:/ 27
rewarding /~I’ w~:~IIJ/ 43
reworking /,ri:’w3:k1g/ 18
right first time i,rart ,fs:st
‘ta~mi 18
ring ir1g1 48
rival I’ra~vaV 20
role of silence iraul av ‘sarlansi
47
rollout /’raulaut/ 14
round of negotiations i,raund
av nI1gauJi1erJanz/ 62
routine 1ru:’ti:nl 2
royalties i’r.s~altiz/ 15
rude iru:d 57
rules of conversation 1,ru:lz av
k~nva’serJad 47
run i r ~d 1
run out of time / r~n aut av
‘ t a~d 58
run over / r~n ‘auval 60
sack /saki 7
safe /se~f/ 14
salary iisalarii 5
sale Ise1Il27
sale price per unit /,se11 prars
p3: ‘ju:nrt/ 28
sales areasisales territories
I’serlz ,eariaz/’se~lz
,ter~tariz/ 25
sales figures il,serlz ,f~ga~z/ 27
sales forecast lse~lz ,f3:ka:sti
27
sales forecasts I’serlz
,f3:ka:sts/ 14
sales growth Iiserlz grauO127
sales manager i’se~lz mzn~dgai
25
sales meeting l’se~lz mi:trgI 27
sales outlet i’serlz autletl 24
sales team /’se~lz ti:m/ 27
salesforce iise~lzf3:si 25
salesmen /’se~lzman/ 25
salespeople /’se~lzpi:pll 25
saleswomen /’se~lzwrm~n/ 25
satisfying /’sztrsfa~rg/ 2
savings account /’serv~gz
akaunti 35
scam isksed 40
schedule I1Jedju:V 42
screen /skri:n/ 60
search engine i1s3:tJ endg~n/
26
seating ~lan ilsi:trg plseni 59
secondly ilsekandlii 60
securely is1 ‘kjuarlii 26
securities is~~kjuaratizi 36
security /srikjuaratil 26, 32, 36
selection process Isr’lekJan
prausesl 3
self-driven /,self ‘dr~van i 4
self-employed /,self rrnlpl.srdi
11,12
self-motivated /,self
‘maut rve~t 1dl4
self-starters iself ‘sta:taz/ 4
seller i’selai 19
seminar /’sem~na:i 59
send an email /,send an ‘i:rne~V
5 3
senior I1si:nia/ 7, 46
senior executive 1,si:nia
~g’zekjat~vi 9
service industries /’SB:VIS
~ndastrizl 13
service sector /’S~:VIS sekta.1 13
services /’SB:VISIZ/ 13, 19
settle disputes /,set1 drlspju:tsi
62
settlement I’setlrnanti 66
severance package I’sevarans
pak~dji 5
severance payment I1sevarans
pe~mantl 5
sex discrimination Iseks
d~,skrrmr’neiJanl 8, 41
sexual harassment 1,sekJual
ha’rasmanti 8
share capital /,Sea ,kapitaV 32
share options /’Sea ~pJanzi 5
share price /’Sea pra1s1 37
shareholders /’Jea,hauldazi 32
shares iJeazi 36
shift /J~ft/ 2
ship /SIP 1 29
shop /SDp/ 24
shopping cart /’JOPIIJ ka:ti 26
shopping centre /’JDPIO sent a/
24
shopping malls I’JDPI~ rn3:lzl
24
shopping precinct /’SDPI~
pri:srgkt/ 24
shortage I1J3:trd3/ 16
shortlist /’J3:tl1st/ 3
show off /Jau ‘ ~fI54
sick 1s1ki 33
simultaneous /,s~mal’te~niasi 42
site isart/ 6, 26
situation /,srtjulelJan/ 3
situations vacant l,s~tjue~Janz
‘ve~kantl 3
skill /skrl/ 4
skilled lskrld 4
skyrocket /’skar,r~k~t/ 39
slash isldi 39
sleaze /sli:z/ 40
slide projector 1lsla1d
praudgektal 60
slump isl~mpl 39
small investors ism.s:l
mlvestaz/ 35
small or medium-sized
enterprise (SME) /,sms:l 3:
,mi:diam sa~zd ‘entapra~zl
11
small talk 1′sms:l t3:W 63
smart casual 1,sma:t ‘kae3juaV
46
smile 1sma1V 60
snowed under lsnaud ‘andal 51
soar /s3:/ 39
socially responsible /,sauJali
r~’sp~nsabl/ 41
sole owner 1,saul’aunal 12
sole proprietor 1,saul
pra’pra~atal 12
sole trader 1,saul’treidal 12
sophisticated Isa’f~st~kert id1 23
special displays /,speJal
d~’spleizl 25
special offers
specifications/specs
speculator
spend
sponsor
sponsorship
spot checks
stable
staff
stage
stagflation
stagnation
stalemate
stand-up presentation
start-ups
state pension
state-of-the-art
state-owned
steel
step
stereotypes
sticking points
stiff
stimulating
stock exchange
stock market 6
stock options
stocks
stoppage
store
stored
street furniture
street vendors
stress-induced
stressed out
stresses and strains
stressful
stretched
strike
structure
subcontracting
subordinates
subsidiaries
sum up Ism
supermarket
suppliers
support staff
surf
surge
surveys
sweatshop labor
sweetener
switchboard
systematic
tactfully
takeover
talented
talk
target
task
team of equals
team-players
technical support
technology
telecommunications
telecommuting
telemarketing
telephone banking
teleworking
temporary
terminate
testing
textiles
the City
the close
the four ps
the free market
the market
the Square Mile
threats
time
time is money
time management
timeframe
timescale
timetable
timings
tips
tiring
to license
to market
to rally
to recover
to settle
toll-free number
top-down approach
top-end
total costs
total market capitalization
total quality management(TQM)
tough
tourism
trade balance
trade credit
trade deficit
trade down
trade gap
trade surplus
trade unions
trade up
tradeoff
traders
trading
traditional retailing
train
training
transfer
transparency
treadmill
trialling
trials
tricks
troubled
trough
true and fair view
turn down
turnaround
turn round
turnover
TV commercial
tycoon
ultimatum
under budget
under duress
under licence
under stress
undercutting
underlying security
underspent
uneconomic
uneconomical
unemployed
unemployment
unethical
unethically
unfocused
uniforms
uninteresting
unique users
unit sales
unit trusts
unstimulating
unstressful
upfront
upmarket
useful
user name
users
value
variable costs
vendor
venture capitalist
venue
vice-presidents (VPs)
videoconferencing
videophone
visionary
visitors
visual aids
voicemail
volume
voluntary sector
volunteer
wages
walk-out
Wall Street
wander off the point
WAP phone
warehouses
waste of time
webcam
white knight
whiteboard
wholesalers
win-win situation
windfall
window dressing
wipe off
work experience
work-in-progress
workers
workflow
workforce
working breakfast
work from home
working hours
works
workshop
World Wide Web
wound up
written down
written off
written proposal
wrong number
wrongdoers
wrongdoing
zero defects

 

Frases y palabras para negocios en general. May 11, 2009

This is a list that my (Catalan) boyfriend has been working on over the past few months. They’re words that he actually hears in his English-speaking office. He works for a multi-national company in Badalona.

Follow up: To follow up a clue: Seguir una pista
Build up: Aumentar
Potential agents
Deals directly: Distribuir directamente
Visiting partners
Build a platform
Prompt payment
K things, k projects
Preparing the partners sales training, local partner.
Commitment: Compromiso
Closing
Local partner
Building the pitch
Building side
Stadium managements
Top projects
Regarding: Considerando
Regard: Observar o mirar de cerca
In this regard: En este sentido
Engaged to this project: Ocupado en este proyecto
Shopping Malls:
Frame Work
Panel Ship
Revenue: Ingresos
Implementing
Attack
Promote
Pushing to work as a team
Technical issues
Figure out: Calcular, solventar.
Customized solution
Thumb
Average life span
Tailor- made screens
Striking
Façade
Publicity purposes
Landmark: Hito
Intriguing
Expertise
Unparalleled: Sin precedentes
Stage
Hopeful
Reforge that market sector
Technical solutions
Offers documents
Decision
A lot of agents
Arrange: Ordenar, organizar
Publicity rights
Network
Promote
Set up
Short
Results Q1 Challenge
Customized solutions
Rule of Thumb

Acronym
[a-kró-nim]
sustantivo
1. Sigla

Aduana
feminine noun
1. customs
• derechos de aduana -> customs duty
• pasar por la aduana -> to go through customs
1. A custom-house. (f)
• Pasar por todas las aduanas -> to undergo a close examination
• En la aduana -> (Com.) in bond

Ancillary
[ænˈsɪlərɪ]
adjetivo
1. auxiliar (staff, workers)
ancillary [an-sí-la-ri]
adjetivo
1. El que sirve bajo otro sirviente.
• Surgery and ancillary services -> cirugía y servicios auxiliares
• Ancillary plants -> fábricas anexas
Ancilario; subordinado.

Appointment
[əˈpɔɪntmənt]
sustantivo
1. cita (f) (meeting)
• to make an appointment with somebody -> concertar una cita con alguien
• she didn’t keep the appointment -> faltó a la cita
• I’ve made/got an appointment with the doctor -> he pedido/tengo hora con el médico
• by appointment only -> con cita previa
2. nombramiento (m) designación (f) (to job, of committee)
• to make an appointment -> hacer un nombramiento
• by appointment to His/Her Majesty (comercio) -> proveedores de la Casa Real
• appointments -> ofertas (f pl) de empleo (in newspaper)

Ascribe
[əˈskraɪb]
verbo transitivo
1. atribuir

1. Adscribir.
2. Atribuir, achacar.
3. Aplicar, adjudicar.

Bandwagon
bændwægən
sustantivo
1. (familiar)
to jump on the bandwagon -> subirse al carro
bandwagon [band-va-gon]
sustantivo
1. Vehículo para banda de música.
To get on the bandwagon -> adherirse a una candidatura probablemente triunfante
To jump on the bandwagon -> subirse al carro o al tren

Bid
[bɪd]
sustantivo
1. oferta (f) (offer); puja (f) (at auction)
• bid price (bolsa) -> precio (m) comprador
2. tentativa (f) intento (m) (attempt)
• a rescue/suicide bid -> un intento de rescate/suicidio
• to make a bid for power -> intentar conseguir el poder
verbo transitivo (pt & pp bid)
3. ofrecer (offer); pujar (at auction)(for por)
• what am I bid for this table? -> ¿qué ofrecen por esta mesa?
verbo intransitivo
4. pujar (at auction)(for por)
verbo transitivo
1. (Literary)
2. (greet)
• to bid somebody welcome -> dar la bienvenida a alguien
• to bid somebody goodbye -> despedir a alguien
3. (order)
• to bid somebody be silent -> ordenar callar a alguien
Bill
[bɪl]
verbo transitivo
6. pasar (la) factura a (give invoice to)
Pasarle la cuenta o la factura a (invoice, charge).
Mirar la palabra: Factura

Bold-face
[bould-feis]
sustantivo
1. Descaro, desvergüenza, impudencia.
2. Negrita.

Boost
[buːst]
sustantivo
1. propulsión (f) (of rocket); impulso (m) (of economy)
• to give something/somebody a boost -> dar un impulso a algo/alguien
verbo transitivo
2. propulsar (rocket); amplificar (comunicaciones) (signal); impulsar, estimular (economy, production); levantar

Cantilever
[kan-ti-le-va]
sustantivo
1. Ménsula, viga voladiz (Arqueología)
adjetivo
• Cantilever bridge -> puente voladizo
Capable
[ˈkeɪpəbəl]
adjetivo
1. capaz, competente (competent)
• to be capable of doing something -> ser capaz de hacer algo (be able to do)
capable [kei-pa-bol]
adjetivo
1. Capaz, idóneo, competente (competent).
• I’ll leave you in the capable hands of Mr. Smith -> lo dejo con el Sr
2. Capaz, inteligente.
3. Capaz, lo que puede contener alguna cosa.
4. Suficiente, bastante, apto, bueno, propio.
• To be capable of -> ser capaz de (able)
Cognizance
[kog-ni-sans]
sustantivo
1. Conocimiento, acto de conocer o juzgar una cosa.
2. Divisa, señal o distintivo con que uno es conocido.
3. Conocimiento, competencia, derecho a conocer de una causa o negocio. (Foro; Forense

Commensurate
[kəˈmensərət]
adjetivo
1. acorde (Formal)(with con), proporcional (with a)
• you will receive a salary commensurate with the position -> percibirá un salario adecuado a su puesto
commensurate [ko-men-shu-reit]
sustantivo
va. Conmensurar, medir o tomar la proporción de alguna cosa reduciéndola a medida comú
adjetivo
1. Conmensurativo, proporcionado.
• Commensurate with something -> acorde o en proporción con algo
Acorde.

Commitment
[kəˈmɪtmənt]
sustantivo
1. compromiso (m) (obligation, loyalty)
• to make a commitment (to something/somebody) -> comprometerse (con algo/alguien)
• she lacks commitment -> no se compromete lo suficiente
• family commitments -> compromisos familiares

Compliance
[kəmˈplaɪəns]
sustantivo
1. cumplimiento (m) (with de)
• in compliance with your wishes -> en cumplimiento de sus deseos

Competition
[kɒmpɪˈtɪʃən] kom-pi-ti-shon
sustantivo
1. concurso (m) (contest); competición (f) (in sport)competencia (f) (Am)
2. competencia (f) (rivalry)
• to be in competition with somebody -> competir con alguien
• the competition -> la competencia (rivals)
1. Competencia, competición, disputa o contienda entre dos o más personas acerca de alguna cosa que se pretende; rivalidad, concurrencia en un mismo empeño (competing).
• To be in competition with somebody/something -> competir con alguien/algo
2. Concurso (contest); certamen, concurso (literary); (Sport) Competencia, competición.
Competencia (opposition).

Corporation
[kɔːpəˈreɪʃən]
sustantivo
1. sociedad (f) anónima (comercio)
• corporation tax -> impuesto (m) de sociedades (británico)
2. consistorio (m) ayuntamiento (m) (council)
corporation [kor-po-rei-shon]
sustantivo
1. Corporación, cuerpo político o civil, con capacidad legal para obrar como una sola persona.
2. Cabildo, ayuntamiento, corporación municipal, municipio (municipal council); comunidad de personas eclesiásticas o seculares; cuerpo, sociedad, gremio,
verbo
3. gr. (Festivo)
Sociedad anónima (in US/company); compañía, empresa, corporación (in GB). gremio de sastres, zapateros, etc. 3.(Fest.) El cuerpo humano cuando es grande y pesado.

Deferred
[dɪˈfɜːd]
adjetivo
1. aplazado(a)

Delay
[dɪˈleɪ]
sustantivo
1. retraso (m) demora (f) (Am)
• without delay -> sin (mayor) demora
• an hour’s delay -> un retraso or una demora de una hora (Am)
• all flights are subject to delay -> todos los vuelos llevan retraso or demora (Am)
verbo transitivo
2. retrasar (project, decision, act); retener, demorar (traffic)
• to be delayed -> llevar retraso; (train) llegar tarde, retrasarse(person), demorarse (Am)
• I don’t want to delay you -> no te quiero entretener
• delaying tactics -> tácticas (f pl) dilatorias
verbo intransitivo
3. retrasarse, demorarse
• don’t delay! -> ¡no deje pasar más tiempo!

Delineate
[de-li-nieit]
Verbo transitivo
1. detallar, especificar (plan, proposal)
delineate
1. Delinear, trazar, diseñar, dibujar (draw).
2. Pintar con diversos colores.
3. Representar alguna cosa como es.
4. Delinear, describir.
5. Definir, describir (problem).
Devote
[dɪˈvəʊt]
verbo transitivo
1. dedicar (time, money)(to a)
• to devote oneself to -> consagrarse a
devote [di-vout]
1. Dedicar, consagrar; aplicar, entregar completamente.
2. Maldecir, execrar.

Downstream
downstream
[daʊnˈstriːm]
adverbio
1. aguas abajo ¿?

Drum up
drum up
verbo transitivo
1. buscar, reunir (support, enthusiasm)
drum up [dram]
Conseguir, obtener (support).

Elsewhere
[ˈelsweə(r)]
adverbio
1. En cualquier otra parte, en otro sitio, a otra parte, de otra parte.

Enclosed
adjetivo
también:
• an enclosed space -> un espacio cerrado
1. adjunto(a) (in letter)

Excise
sustantivo [ˈeksaɪz]
también:
• excise (duties) -> impuesto (m) sobre el consumo (tax)
Factura
Invoice
Factura proforma: Pro forma invoice
1. Invoice of merchandise. (f)
• Según factura -> as per invoice
• Presentar factura -> to send an invoice

Headquarters
[hedˈkwɔːtəz]
sustantivo plural
1. sede (f) central (f) (of organization); cuartel (m) general (militar)

Herein
[jia-in]
adverbio
1. En esto, aquí dentro.
Herewith
[jia-uiz]
adverbio
1. Con esto, junto con esto.

Indeed
[ɪnˈdiːd]
adverbio
1. (used with “very”)
• very happy indeed -> contentísimo(a)
• I am very glad indeed -> me alegro muchísimo
• thank you very much indeed -> muchísimas gracias
2. efectivamente, ciertamente (in confirmation)
• yes indeed! -> ¡ciertamente!
• indeed not! -> ¡por supuesto que no!
• you’ve been to Venice, haven’t you? — indeed I have! -> has estado en Venecia, ¿verdad? — ¡ya lo creo!
3. es más (what is more)
• I think so, indeed I am sure of it -> creo que sí, es más, estoy seguro
4. (expressing ironic surprise)
• have you indeed? -> ¿ah, sí?, ¿no me digas?
indeed [in-did]
adverbio
1. Verdaderamente, realmente, bien que, de veras, a la verdad, sí.
• But indeed -> pero bien reflexionado
• Though indeed -> aunque considerado todo
• Then indeed -> entonces sí
• That indeed, Eso sí. Indee -> se usa muy a menudo de un modo expletivo para dar más fuerza al sentido de la frase o de la oración, y entonces corresponde casi siempre en castellano a «ciertamente, muy o verdaderamente
• Indeed? can you suppose it -> ¿De veras
¿De veras? ¡De veras! ¡Vaya, vaya! ¿puede Vd. suponerlo?

Keyed
[kiid]
adjetivo
1. Teclado, que tiene teclas; que tiene llave.

Likelihood
likelihood
sustantivo
1. probabilidad (f)
• in all likelihood -> con toda probabilidad
• there is little likelihood of finding it -> hay pocas probabilidades de encontrarlo
• the likelihood is that… -> lo más probable es que…
Mandatory
[ˈmændətərɪ]
adjetivo
1. obligatorio(a)
mandatory [man-da-to-ri]
adjetivo
1. Preceptivo, que expresa un mandato positivo y no un permiso. (Foro; Forense)
sustantivo
2. Mandatario.
Misunderstanding
[mɪsʌndəˈstændɪŋ]
sustantivo
1. malentendido (m) confusión (f) (misconception)
• there’s been a misunderstanding about the time -> ha habido un malentendido con la hora
2. desacuerdo (m) diferencias (f pl) (disagreement)

Motorist
sustantivo
1. conductor(ora) (m,f) automovilista (sustantivo masculino)

Mounting
[maun-tin]
sustantivo
1. soporte (m) (for engine, gun)
adjetivo
2. creciente (cost, opposition)
3. Subida; lo que sirve para subir alguna parte.
4. Montura, engaste, los ornamentos que hermosean y adornan una obra.
5. El acto o el arte de preparar una cosa para usarla o exhibirla.
V. MOUNT.

Ongoing
adjetivo
1. en curso

One-off
sustantivo
1. (familiar)
it was a one-off -> fue una excepción or un hecho aislado (mistake, success) (británico)
a one-off job -> un trabajo aislado

Outer
[ˈaʊtə(r)]
adjetivo
1. exterior
• outer door -> puerta (f) exterior
• outer London -> la periferia londinense
• outer Mongolia -> Mongolia Exterior
• outer space -> el espacio exterior
outer [au-tar]
adjetivo
1. Exterior, externo.
• Outer space -> espacio interastral
Packing List
• Albarán
Performance
[per-for-mans]
sustantivo
1. Ejecución; cumplimiento (fulfilment).
2. Composición, obra (work).
3. Acción, hecho, hazaña (act).
4. Representación teatral.
5. Comportamiento, funcionamiento, rendimiento.

Purpose
sustantivo
1. propósito (m) objeto (m) (object, aim)
• on purpose -> adrede, a propósito
• to be to no purpose -> ser en vano
• what is the purpose of your visit? -> ¿cuál es el objeto de su visita?
they have

Profitability
rentabilidad
feminine noun

Receivable
[ri-si-va-bol]
adjetivo
1. Recibidero, admissible.
• Bills receivable -> valores a recibir, o por cobrar

Revenue
[ˈrevənjuː]
sustantivo
1. ingresos mpl (finanzas)
1. Rentas públicas, ingresos del Estado, el producto total de las contribuciones, tasas, impuestos, derechos de aduanas, etc. 2.
• Revenue officer -> empleado de aduana
• Revenue stamp -> timbre del impuesto
Renta, rédito, entrada (de los bienes de un particular).

Rid
(pt & pp rid)
[rɪd]
verbo transitivo
también:
• to rid somebody of something -> librar a alguien de algo
• to rid oneself of something, to get rid of something -> deshacerse de algo

Roadway
[ˈrəʊdweɪ]
sustantivo
1. calzada (f), calzada, parte del camino reservada para los carruajes.

Rupee
[ruːˈpiː]
sustantivo
1. rupia (f) (Indian currency)

Scope
scope
[skəʊp]
sustantivo
1. ámbito (m) alcance (m)
• to give scope for… -> permitir (la posibilidad de)… (interpretation, explanation)
• to give free scope to one’s imagination -> dar rienda suelta a la imaginación
1. Alcance de vista o acción; punto de mira; lugar, espacio en que ejercer las facultades.
2. Objeto, fin, intento, designio, intención.
• To have free scope -> tener carta blanca para hacer lo que se quiera, no tener freno ni sujeción, obrar libremente
• To give full scope to the imagination -> dar rienda suelta a la imaginación
• a real sense of purpose -> saben lo que quieren (conseguir)
Shift
sustantivo
1. cambio (m) (change)
• a shift in meaning -> un cambio de significado
• a shift to the right/left -> un desplazamiento hacia la derecha/izquierda (in politics)
• shift key -> tecla (f) de mayúsculas (on typewriter, computer)
2. turno (m) (industria)
• to work (in) shifts -> trabajar por turnos
• shift worker -> trabajador(ora) (sustantivo masculino o femenino) por turnos
también:
• shift (dress) -> vestido (m) recto
verbo transitivo
3. mover (move); eliminar (stain)
• to shift the blame onto somebody -> echar la culpa a alguien
4. vender, despachar (familiar) (sell)
verbo intransitivo
5. moverse (move); cambiar (change); ir a toda máquina or (familiar) (move quickly)mecha (español de España)
shift [shift]
1. Cambiar, hacer mudar de lugar, sitio o puesto a una cosa (change); transportar, conducir, llevar de un paraje a otro (transport, carry); trasladar de un paraje o de un tiempo a otro.
2. Cambiar por otra u otras cosas de la misma clase; vestirse o quitarse algo del cuerpo.
verbo neutro (intransitivo)
3. Cambiarse, mudarse de un paraje a otro. (n)
4. Ingeniarse, darse maña, buscar arbitrios, discurrir trazas y modos para conseguir o ejecutar una cosa. (n)
5. Tergiversar, usar de frases equívoca (n)
sustantivo
6. Mudarse el vestido, la camisa, etc., ponerse otra ropa blanca. (Desusado) (n)
• To shift about -> cambiar completamente de dirección
• To shift for oneself -> mirar por sí mismo; ingeniarse o buscar recursos para salir por sí mismo de algún mal paso
• To shift off -> eludir la dificultad, salir o librarse de algún aprieto por medio de artificios; cuando se toma en buen sentido corresponde también a tomar un sesgo, un medio, un temperamento o un arbitrio en cualquier asunto, pero más generalmente es andar u obrar con ardides, con doblez o con segundas
• To shift a tackle -> (Mar.) enmendar un aparejo
• To get someone to shift -> hacer que alguien cambie de actitud
• To shift the helm -> cambiar el timón, poner el timón a la contra
• To shift a berth -> mudar fondo
• To shift the blame on -> echar la culpa a
• To shift the cargo -> volver a la estiva
• The ballast shifts -> el lastre se corre
• To shift about/around -> cambiar de trabajo o de sitio a menudo
va.
sustantivo
1. Cambio, el acto de cambiar de lugar, dirección o forma, o una cosa por otra (change).
2. Sustitución, la cosa sustituida por otra (replacement); recurso, expediente (expedients, means), el medio extraordinario para el logro de algún fin, y de aquí, artimaña, artificio, maña, astucia, subterfugio, fraude, evasión, excusa frívola y sólo por salir del paso.
3. Camisa de mujer.
4. Tanda de obreros; tarea, el tiempo que trabaja cada tanda de operarios (work).
• To work -> in shifts, trabajar por turnos
• To make shift to -> ingeniárselas, arreglarse para
• To make shift without -> pasarse sin
• To make a -> largarse, cambiar de sitio

Show up
verbo transitivo con partícula
1. descubrir, poner al descubierto (reveal)
2. poner en evidencia (embarrass)
verbo intransitivo
3. destacar (stand out)
• the marks s up under infra-red light -> la luz infrarroja revela las marcas
4. aparecer, presentarse (familiar) (arrive)
Stead
sustantivo
1. Lugar, sitio; las veces de; (precedido de in).
2. Auxilio, ayuda.
3. Armazón de cama. (Desusado)
• In his stead -> en su sitio, en su lugar; en vez de él
• In stead of -> en lugar de, en vez de, V
• To stand in stead -> ser útil, servir una cosa para lo que se quiere destinarla
• In my stead -> en mi lugar

Strive
(pt strove [strəʊv], pp striven [ˈstrɪvən])
[straɪv]
verbo intransitivo
1. esforzarse
• to strive to do something -> esforzarse por hacer algo
• to strive for or after something -> luchar por algo
Stuck
[stʌk]
adjetivo
también:
• to get stuck -> atascarse
• to be stuck for something -> no tener algo
• to be stuck with somebody/something (familiar) -> tener que cargar con alguien/algo
psicología & participio passado of stick2
stuck [stak]
participio pasivo
1. Participio pasivo del verbo STICK.

Subida
feminine noun
1. hill (cuesta)
2. ascent, climb (ascensión)
3. increase, rise (aumento)
• se espera una subida de las temperaturas -> temperatures are expected to rise
• subida de precios -> price increase
• subida de sueldo -> pay rise
subida [soo-bee'-dah]
noun
1. Ascension, going up; mounting. (f)
2. Ascent, acclivity, rise (cantidad, precio). (f)
3. Attack of a disease. (f)
4. Enhancement, rise, augmentation of value or price; amelioration of things. (f)
• En la subida había muchas flores -> there were a lot of flowers on the way up
article & past participle
1. Past participle of SUBIR.
2. Raised on high, mounted.
3. Strong, having a deep tinge of color: strong-scented.
4. Finest, most excellent.

Tackle
[ˈtækəl]
sustantivo
1. equipo (m) (equipment)
• (fishing) tackle -> aparejos mpl de pesca
2. entrada (f) (challenge) (in soccer); placaje (m) (in rugby, American football)tackle (m) (Am)
verbo transitivo
3. abordar (deal with)
• to tackle somebody about something -> abordar a alguien para tratar algo (confront)
4. entrar a (in soccer); hacer un placaje a (in rugby, American football), tacklear (Am)

tackle [ta-kel]
1. Agarrar, asir, forcejear.
2. En el juego de football, salir al encuentro de un adversario y procurar impedir que corra.
sustantivo
3. Aparejo, artificio para levantar o mover algo, combinación de cuerdas, poleas, ganchos, etc.; jarcia.
4. Todo género de instrumentos, aparejos, aperos, o avíos.
• Fishing-tackle -> enseres, avíos de pescar
5. Acción de agarrar, o de impedir que otro corra.
• Main-tackle -> aparejo real
• Fore-tackle -> aparejo del trinquete
• Stay-tackle -> aparejo de amurar
• Tackle-fall -> tira de aparejo
• Tackle-hooks -> ganchos de aparejos
Tender
[ten-dar]
sustantivo
1. Oferta (offer), ofrecimiento, propuesta que se hace sobre cualquier asunto.
2. Oferta formal de pago; moneda que se ofrece en pago; también sumisión, oferta formal de hacer cierto trabajo por una suma especificada. (Foro; Forense)

Turnover
sustantivo
1. volumen (m) de negocio, facturación (f) (comercio)

Unveil
[ʌnˈveɪl]
verbo transitivo
1. descubrir (statue, plaque); revelar, desvelar (sentido figurado) (product, plan)

Withstand
(pt & pp withstood [wɪðˈstʊd])
[wɪðˈstænd]
verbo transitivo
1. soportar, aguantar

 

Business Expressions May 6, 2009

NB: The answers are in italics

I thought this time things were going to be better. Losing the contract was …….. to swallow.
a. bottom line
b. blue collar
c. a bitter pill
d. back to the drawing board.
e. blow-by-blow

We’ve lost the contract thanks to your incompetence. You really …….. , didn’t you?
a. back to the drawing board.
b. bottlenecks
c. bottom line
d. blue collar
e. blew it

I’d be better off stopping my legal job and doing jobs for cash. The …….. is the only way to make money these days.
a. blow-by-blow
b. back to the drawing board.
c. bottlenecks
d. black economy
e. bottom line

The product didn’t work in the States. As they say there, it really …….. .
a. back to the drawing board.
b. bottlenecks
c. bombed
d. blow-by-blow
e. bottom line

However, the same product sold really well in England. As they say there, it …….. .
a. back to the drawing board.
b. bottlenecks
c. bottom line
d. blue collar
e. went like a bomb

He used to work on the factory floor. Yes, he really started out as a …….. worker.
a. blue collar
b. back to the drawing board.
c. bottlenecks
d. bottom line
e. blow-by-blow

There are many reasons why this should be a success. However, the …….. is that it has been a big flop.
a. bottom line
b. back to the drawing board.
c. bottlenecks
d. blow-by-blow
e. a bitter pill

Production has been unable to keep pace with demand. We are doing our best to eliminate the …….. .
a. blow-by-blow
b. back to the drawing board.
c. blew it
d. a bitter pill
e. bottlenecks

We’ll have to start again on this one -it’s time to go …….. .
a. blow-by-blow
b. blew it
c. black economy
d. bombed
e. back to the drawing board.

Don’t leave out any details. I want a full …….. account of what happened in the meeting.
a. blow-by-blow
b. blew it
c. black economy
d. bombed
e. went like a bomb

At the start of the meeting everybody was very quiet and reserved but he told a few jokes to ……..
a. across the board
b. break the ice
c. broke the news
d. back to the drawing board
e. take on board

He’s not very quick on the uptake. it takes him quite a while to …….. new ideas.
a. on to a good thing
b. take on board
c. bullish
d. breathing down
e. brief

We’re going to have to reduce budgets in every single department. There will be …….. cuts.
a. back to the drawing board
b. brief
c. on to a good thing
d. brainstorm
e. across the board

My boss never gives me any freedom. She’s always …….. my neck.
a. broke the news
b. brief
c. breathing down
d. back to the drawing board
e. bullish

We need a name for our new brand. The best thing is to get a few people together and try to …….. a name.
a. brief
b. on to a good thing
c. broke the news
d. bullish
e. brainstorm

I’m very happy with our sales prospects for the next year. I’m feeling really …….. .
a. bullish
b. back to the drawing board
c. broke the news
d. on to a good thing
e. brief

We would have liked to have looked at that but that wasn’t part of the …….. you set us.
a. brief
b. on to a good thing
c. back to the drawing board
d. breathing down
e. broke the news

I’ve heard all about it. Sally …….. to me.
a. brainstorm
b. on to a good thing
c. back to the drawing board
d. breathing down
e. broke the news

I’m well aware that this is potentially a good new product and that we are probably …….. with it
a. on to a good thing
b. back to the drawing board
c. brainstorm
d. breathing down
e. across the board

I guess this market study shows that nobody wants to buy our product. It’s …….. for us.
a. back to the drawing board
b. brainstorm
c. breathing down
d. across the board
e. take on board

I reckon we owe you about the same as you owe us. Why don’t we just …….. ?
a. call his bluff
b. called it a day
c. calls the shots
d. chicken
e. call it quits

We’ve been working on this for fourteen hours now. Isn’t it time we …….. ?
a. called it a day
b. call it quits
c. calls the shots
d. chicken
e. call his bluff

Let’s face it, he decides. He’s the boss so he’s the one that …….. .
a. called it a day
b. calls the shots
c. call it quits
d. chicken
e. call his bluff

He says he will go elsewhere if we don’t lower our price but I don’t think he will. I think we should …….. .
a. call his bluff
b. call it quits
c. called it a day
d. calls the shots
e. chicken

I’m sure that there is a lot of corruption in that country. If we order an internal audit we may be opening …….. .
a. carry the can
b. chicken
c. can’t win
d. chicken and egg
e. a can of worms

Someone is going to have to take responsibility for this disaster. Who is going to …….. .
a. can’t win
b. carry the can
c. chicken
d. a can of worms
e. chicken and egg

Whatever we do, we are going to come out badly. It’s a …….. situation.
a. a can of worms
b. carry the can
c. chicken
d. can’t win
e. chicken and egg

She always like to think things through very carefully. She likes to …….. .
a. chicken and egg
b. chicken
c. chew things over
d. call his bluff
e. call it quits

We need a loan to start the company and we need a company to get the loan. It’s a …….. situation.
a. calls the shots
b. chew things over
c. chicken
d. call his bluff
e. chicken and egg

We wanted to expand into Asia but we were a bit frightened. We were soon sorry for being so …….. .
a. chicken and egg
b. chicken
c. calls the shots
d. chew things over
e. call it quits

1. I imagine their company jet was very expensive indeed. It probably ________ .
a) cost the earth
b) clear the decks
c) cut it fine
d) cut-throat

2. Our Silicone Valley site is right at the ________ of the new technology.
a) cut our losses
b) cutting edge
c) cut it fine
d) cut-throat

3. There’s lots of unfair competition in our sector from ________ outfits which don’t respect the law.
a) crocodile tears
b) crashed
c) cowboy
d) cough up

4. We did badly in the Japanese market so eventually we decided to ________ and stop.
a) cut our losses
b) cough up
c) clear the decks
d) cut-throat

5. We had to threaten them with legal action before they agreed to ________ the money they owed us.
a) crocodile tears
b) cough up
c) cut our losses
d) clear the decks

6. We’ll have to drop everything else. We’ll have to ________ and concentrate on this.
a) clear the decks
b) crashed
c) cut it fine
d) cut-throat

7. Competition is really fierce. In fact, it’s ________ .
a) crocodile tears
b) crashed
c) cut it fine
d) cut-throat

8. Bids had to be in by 6.00 and we put ours in ten minutes before the deadline. We really ________ .
a) crocodile tears
b) cut it fine
c) cut our losses
d) crashed

9. We can’t access the computer files. The system ________ this morning and we cannot fix it.
a) crocodile tears
b) cutting edge
c) cut our losses
d) crashed

10. He said he was sorry about letting me go but I’m sure they were only ________ he was shedding.
a) crocodile tears
b) cutting edge
c) cut our losses
d) cost the earth

1. I’ve got to learn English fast. I need a real ________ to get me up to speed quickly.
a) crash course
b) closing a deal
c) coining it in
d) chew this over

2. The genuine results for the year were pretty bad but thanks to ________ we made them look OK!
a) copped out
b) cog in the machine
c) keep a cool head
d) creative accounting

3. You did it too fast. You always make mistakes when you try to ________ .
a) cut corners
b) closing a deal
c) coining it in
d) chew this over

4. I’m sure a lot of our future income is going to come from the Internet and other ________ activities.
a) copped out
b) cyberspace
c) keep a cool head
d) chew this over

5. I’m not an important person in this company. I’m just a lowly ________ .
a) keep a cool head
b) closing a deal
c) coining it in
d) cog in the machine

6. Their products are really selling well. They must be ________ .
a) copped out
b) closing a deal
c) raking it in
d) chew this over

7. Stop getting so angry. You really need to ________ and control your temper.
a) closing a deal
b) chew this over
c) copped out
d) keep a cool head

8. I cannot decide straight away. I’ll need to ________ with my colleagues .
a) cog in the machine
b) chew this over
c) copped out
d) closing a deal

9. He isn’t a very good salesman. He has a lot of problems when it comes to ________ .
a) cog in the machine
b) copped out
c) cyberspace
d) closing a deal

10. She didn’t even try to raise the matter at the meeting. She just ________ completely.
a) crash course
b) copped out
c) cut corners
d) creative accounting

 

Business Acronyms May 5, 2009

1 R.S.V.P.
as soon as possible
please reply
per week
value added tax
paid

2 qty
as soon as possible
please reply
please
quantity
paid

3 thx
thanks
please reply
please
quantity
with reference to

4 E.T.A.
thanks
for the attention of
estimated time of arrival
quantity
with reference to

5 pls cfm
thanks
for the attention of
estimated time of arrival
number
please confirm

6 @
at
for the attention of
estimated time of arrival
number
please confirm

7 a/c
at
account
estimated time of arrival
number
please confirm

8 A.G.M.
at
account
annual general meeting
number
please confirm

9 A.O.B.
at
account
annual general meeting
any other business
please confirm

10 attn
thanks
for the attention of
please
quantity
with reference to

11 I.P.O.
copies to
Chief Executive Officer
initial public offer
any other business
approximately

12 ASAP
as soon as possible
please turn over
per week
value added tax
paid

13 re
as soon as possible
please reply
please
quantity
with reference to

14 C.O.D.
copies to
Chief Executive Officer
initial purchase offer
cash on delivery
approximately

15 approx
at
account
annual general meeting
any other business
approximately

16 E.G.M.
copies to
Chief Executive Officer
initial purchase offer
cash on delivery
extraordinary general meeting

17 G.D.P.
gross domestic product
Chief Executive Officer
initial purchase offer
cash on delivery
extraordinary general meeting

18 G.N.P.
gross domestic product
gross national product
initial purchase offer
cash on delivery
extraordinary general meeting

19 pls
as soon as possible
please reply
please
value added tax
paid

20 no.
thanks
for the attention of
estimated time of arrival
number
with reference to

21 lb
public limited company
gross national product
pound (weight)
incorporated
limited company

22 C.E.O.
copies to
Chief Executive Officer
annual general meeting
any other business
approximately

23 I.O.U.
public limited company
I owe you
pound (weight)
incorporated
limited company

24 Jr.
public limited company
I owe you
pound (weight)
junior
limited company

25 mo.
public limited company
I owe you
pound (weight)
junior
month

26 mth
public limited company
I owe you
pound (weight)
junior
month

27 Inc.
gross domestic product
gross national product
hire purchase
incorporated
extraordinary general meeting

28 H.P.
gross domestic product
gross national product
hire purchase
cash on delivery
extraordinary general meeting

29 VAT
public relations
please turn over
per week
value added tax
paid

30 N/A
not applicable
I owe you
pound (weight)
junior
month

31 p.w.
public relations
please turn over
per week
per annum
paid

32 Nb
not applicable
pay attention to this
pound (weight)
junior
month

33 plc
public limited company
gross national product
hire purchase
incorporated
limited company

34 PA
not applicable
pay attention to this
personal assistant
junior
month

35 p.a.
not applicable
pay attention to this
personal assistant
per annum
month

36 Ltd.
gross domestic product
gross national product
hire purchase
incorporated
limited company

37 pd.
not applicable
pay attention to this
personal assistant
per annum
paid

38 PR
public relations
pay attention to this
personal assistant
per annum
paid

39 cc
(carbon) copies to
account
annual general meeting
any other business
approximately

40 PTO
public relations
please turn over
personal assistant
per annum
paid

 

100 Essential Business English Verbs May 4, 2009

Here are 100 commonly-used verbs you should know and be able to use if you work in an English-speaking business environment.
accept
add
admit
advertise
advise
afford
approve
authorize
avoid
borrow
break
build
buy
calculate
call
cancel
change
charge for
check
choose complain
complete
confirm
consider
convince
count
decide
decrease
deliver
develop
dismiss
dispatch
distribute
divide
drop
employ
encourage
establish
estimate
exchange extend
fall
fix
fund
get worse
improve
increase
inform
install
invest
invoice
join
lend
lengthen
lower
maintain
manage
measure
mention
obtain order
organize
owe
own
pack
participate
pay
plan
present
prevent
process
produce
promise
promote
provide
purchase
raise
reach
receive
recruit reduce
refuse
reject
remind
remove
reply
resign
respond
return
rise
sell
send
separate
shorten
split
structure
succeed
suggest
write
vary

 

100 Essential Business English Nouns May 3, 2009

100 commonly-used nouns you should know and be able to use if you work in an English-speaking business environment.
advantage
advertisement
advice
agenda
apology
authorization
bill
brand
budget
change
commission
comparison
competition
competitor
confirmation
costs
creditor
customer
deadline
debt debtor
decision
decrease
deficit
delivery
department
description
difference
disadvantage distribution
employee
employer
enquiry
environment equipment
estimate
experience
explanation
facilities
factory fall
feedback
goal
goods
growth
guarantee
improvement
increase
industry
instructions
interest
inventory
invoice
knowledge
limit
loss
margin
market
message
mistake objective
offer
opinion
option
order
output
payment
penalty
permission
possibility
preparation price
product
production
profit
promotion
purchase
reduction
refund
reminder repairs
report
responsibility
result
retailer
rise
risk
salary
sales
schedule
share
signature
stock
success
suggestion
supply
support
target
transport
turnover

 

Business Terms: Places May 2, 2009

1. Where goods are produced.
a) Head Office
b) the Accounts department
c) the canteen
d) the factory

2. Where finished goods are kept.
a) Head Office
b) the warehouse
c) the canteen
d) the factory

3. Where the workers have lunch.
a) the canteen
b) Head Office
c) the Accounts department
d) the factory

4. Where the directors meet.
a) the Accounts department
b) the warehouse
c) the canteen
d) the boardroom

5. Where the accountants work.
a) the Accounts department
b) the warehouse
c) the boardroom
d) the factory

6. Where the computer people work.
a) Data Processing
b) the warehouse
c) the boardroom
d) the factory

7. Where the sales people ‘work’.
a) any expensive restaurant
b) the warehouse
c) the boardroom
d) the factory

8. Where ‘they’ know nothing.
a) the warehouse
b) head office
c) the canteen
d) the factory

 

Business Phrasal Verbs May 1, 2009

What word goes best with these verbs?

1. book
a) a factory
b) a deal
c) a room
d) a business

2. set up
a) a room
b) a customer
c) a book
d) a meeting

3. make
a) competition
b) a book
c) a room
d) a deal

4. open
a) a market
b) a competitor
c) a manager
d) a new branch

5. break into
a) a market
b) a competition
c) a deal
d) a TV show

6. face
a) a room
b) competition
c) a factory
d) love

 

 
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