Wortschatz - Business Englisch

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abbreviation
substainability

Ex.: The sustainable economic growth.
to grant

Ex.: If permission is granted, they’ll start building soon.
         
to lend

Ex.: The local library will lend books for a month without charge.
receipt

Ex.: He always paid by credit card and kept the receipts.
accounting

Ex.: He works with new accounting system.
         
to print

Ex.: The new machine prints 30 pages per minute.
saying

Ex.: ‘Tomorrow’s another day’ she said, repeating one of her many sayings.
to gaze

Ex.: They gazed into each other’s eyes.
         
to negotiate

Ex.: The two sides have yet to show their willingness to negotiate.
loan

Ex.: How soon do you have to pay off the loan?
consignment

Ex.: Another consignment of nuclear waste is due to arrive tomorrow.
         
to rise

Ex.: The book has risen to the top of best-seller lists.
wear and tear

Ex.: My favorite jeans finally succumbed to wear and tear and had to be replaced.
due

Ex.: A new version of the software is due in the next couple of weeks.
         
contribution

Ex.: This programme could not have been successful without Ken’s valuable contribution.
fee

Ex.: The gallery charges a small entrance fee.
to adopt

Ex.: An amount of money that you pay to be allowed to do something such as join an organization.
         
insured

Ex.: Was your jewellery insured?
in jest

Ex.: I’m sure Jesse said most of this in jest.
compulsory

Ex.: School uniform is no longer compulsory in many British schools.
         
to inherit

Ex.: He inherited the business from his father.
negotiation

Ex.: The companies may be able to come to terms with eah other through negotiation.
to belittle

Ex. to say or think that someone or something is unimportant or not very good.
         
sustainable

Ex. Sustainable development is the organizing principle for sustaining finite resources necessary to provide for the needs of future generations of life on the planet.
to withdraw

Ex. The injury has forced him to withdraw from the competition.
to monitor

Ex. He will monitor and Review Company policy.
         
flaw

Ex. What you have just said is the fatal flaw in your Argument.
retirement

Ex. Bob plans to take retirement at age 50.
root

Ex. We need to get to the root of the Problem.
         
deposit

Ex. We have put down a deposit on a newhouse.
salary

Ex. He gets an annual salary of £25000.
to opt out

Ex. If you opt out before December 1st, your deposit will be refunded.
         
unaware

Ex. Jo seemed unaware that there was anyone else in the room.
to Regress

Ex. Tommy s speech seems to have regressed since he changed schools.
intense

Ex. He has been under intense pressure.
         
heritage

Ex. Ireland has a rich Musical heritage.
to Interrupt

Ex. She tried to explain, but he interrupted her in mid-sentence.
similarity

Ex. His signature bears absolutely no similarity to mine.

         
to say the least

Ex. I found the flight rather uncomfortable, to say the least.
applicant

Ex. Successful applicants will be notified by telephone.
to be vonverned

Ex. Concerned parents held a meeting to discuss the issue.
         
gap

Ex. We waited for a gap in the busy traffic and crossed the road.
currently

Ex. Davis is currently appearing in a play at the Thorndike Theatre.
Research

Ex. Recent research shows that babies in the womb can be influenced by music.
         
donation

Ex. The bank has promised a donation of £24 million towards the disasterfund.
interest rate

Ex. Consumers have been discouraged by highinterest rates.
summary

Ex. The text provides summaries of the plots of Shakespeare’s plays.
         
retail

Ex. There are exciting opportunities in retail for young people.
refund

Ex. You will receive a full refund if you cancel the holiday.
accessible

Ex. Their goal was to make adult education more accessible.
         
upbeat

Ex. The players seemed upbeat about their chances of winning.
labourer

Ex. There are many poorly paid casual labourers in Manchester.
gifted

Ex. She’s exceptionally gifted in music.
         
vacancy

Ex. We have several vacancies to fill in the Sales Department.
to work overtime

Ex. I’ve been working a lot of overtime lately.
honest

Ex. Most young people are decent and honest.
         
to be pleased

Ex. It took a long time to complete the work, but I’m very pleased with the results.
to emit

Ex. Sulphur gases were emitted by the spewing volcano.
to observe

Ex. I observed himputting the watch into his pocket.
         
ubiquitous

Ex. Their HQ comprises miles of corridors with their ubiquitous coffeemachines.
succinct

Ex. A succinct set of instructions.
selection

Ex. It is worth taking the time to make a careful selection.
         
outgoing

Ex. Norman is very shy but his wife is outgoing.
ancient

Ex. An ancient city was discovered lately.
innocent

Ex. She was completely innocent of anycrime.
         
pointless

Ex. It would be pointless to try and stop him.
hesitant

Ex. Many witnesses are still hesitant to come forward.
destruction

Ex. The building must be saved from destruction.
         
comb

Ex. The comb made her hair look much better.
to endure

Ex. He endured solitude and torture for months at a time.
belief

Ex. There is a growing belief that she will resign.
         
to prefer

Ex. Which do you prefer, the red or the blue one?
to rescue

Ex. The crew of the tanker were rescued just minutes before it sank inheavy seas.
nutritious

Ex. James cooked a nutritious meal for everyone.
         
dispensible

Ex. Ryan did everything in order to not be dispensable at work.
to advise

Ex. I’m afraid I’m not able to advise you.
to advise

Ex. I am afraid I am not able to advise you.
         
insured

Ex. Was your jewellery insured?
supplier

Ex. Colombia is our main supplier of coffee beans.
questionnaire

Ex. I checked all the boxes on the questionnaire.
         
draft

Ex. The first draft of the letter is finished.
negotiation

Ex. Negotiations for the new contract lasted all day.
clue

Ex. I have no clue why he did that.
         
appraisal

Ex. A critical appraisal of the government has economic strategy.
Clerk

Ex. The Clerks at the ministry work from nine to five.
to owe

Ex. My friend still owes me some money.
         
Guideline

Ex. Refugees applications are handled in accordance with United Nations guidelines.
to enhance

Ex. The measures taken should considerably enhance the residents quality of life.
doubt

Ex. I have no doubt that she will succeed.
         
appropriate

Ex. This is not the appropriate situation to discuss the problem.
to inherit

Ex. He inherited the Business from his father.
salary

Ex. She earns an annual salary of 35.000€.
         
raw materials

Ex. They only use raw materials at the factory.
inferior

Ex. It produces photographs of inferior quality.
Country of origin

Ex. Her country of origin is England.
         
inclination

Ex. People with artistic inclinations were encouraged to illustrate their writing.
current

Ex. Production is likely to remain at current Levels.
refusal

Ex. He gave a firm refusal.
         
Terms

Ex. He had Little choice but to accept their Terms.
stationery

Ex. Excuse me, where do I find the stationery?
challenging

Ex. Her new job was very challenging and rewarding.
         
rarely

Ex. My mother very rarely wears jewellery.
a safe bet

Ex. Madrid is a safe bet for hot weather at this time of the year.
prankster

Ex. Your Little brother is a real prankster!
         
minutes

Ex. Carl usually takes the minutes but he is not here tonight.
subscriber

Ex. The mobile phone companies compete with each other to win new subscribers.

to soar

Ex. Unemployment has soared.
         
unaware

Ex. Tom carried on reading, seeming unaware of my presence.
cash

Ex. Some of the supermarket checkouts only take cash.
to humiliate

Ex. She enjoyed humiliating me in front of the other students.
         
interest rate

Ex. Consumers have been discouraged by high interest rates.
neither...nor

Ex. Ron is neither as young nor as fit as the other members of the team.
to retain

Ex. We are trying to recruit and retain skilled staff.
         
ATM (automated teller machine)

I need some cash, let us go find an ATM.
to borrow

Ex. Can I borrow your calculator?
debt

Ex. By this time we had debts of over 15.000€.
         
embassy

Ex. The British embassy is closed today.
stats

Ex. New stats show the economy is continuing to grow.
to glance

Ex. He glanced over his shoulder nervously.
         
Balance

Ex. The curent Balance in your account is 1172 £.
borough

Ex. Which London borough is your favorite one?
donation

Ex. The bank has promised a donation of 24 milion £ towards the disaster fund.
         

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