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accountant -a person who keeps the records of money that is received and spent by a company

Buchhalter

2

accounts -the records of all the money that a company has received or spent

Buchhaltung

3

atmosphere -the character or feeling of a place or situation

Atmosphäre

4

book-keeping -the job of keeping a record of the money that is received and spent by a company

Buchführung

5

consultant -a person who advises people on a subject that they are an expert in

Berater

6

coordinate -make all the different people and different parts of an activity work together in an organised way

koordinieren

7

correspondence -letters. especially of?cial or business letters

Korrespondenz

8

deadline -a time or day by which something must be done

Termin. Frist

9

executive -a person in a high position in an organisation who makes decisions expenditure n the total amount of money that a person or business spends

Entscheider

10

faulty -not well-made or not working correctly

fehlerhaft

11

hectic -very busy and fast

hektisch

12

human resources -the part of a business that deals with ?nding new employees. keeping records of employees and helping them with any problems. etc.

Personalwesen

13

invoice -a list of things bought or work done with the price. for payment later

Rechnung

14

laboratory -a room or building with equipment for doing scienti?c tests

Labor

15

manic -very busy

irrsinnig beschäftigt

16

No bother or fuss. No hassle.

Keine Umstände

17

meticulous -very careful and paying a lot of attention to detail

akribisch

18

minutes -the of?cial record of what people say and decide during a meeting

Protokoll

19

payroll -a list of people employed in a company. showing how much each person is paid

Gehaltsliste

20

personnel -the people who work in an organisation

Personal

21

policy -a set of rules or a plan of what to do in a particular situation

Regelung. Richtlinie

22

prioritise -decide which tasks are the most important

priorisieren

23

quality control -the activity of looking at goods or services to make sure that they are of the correct standard

Qualitätskontrolle

24

research and development (R and D) -the department in a business which deals with planning new products and trying to improve existing ones

Forschung und Entwicklung (F & E)

25

retailer -a person who sells products to the public

Einzelhändler

26

springboard -something which provides energy at the start of an action

Sprungbrett

27

stock -provide something for people to buy

lagern

28

wealthy -rich

wohlhabend

29

welfare -a person’s health and happiness

Wohlbefinden

30

call off -decide not to do a planned activity

absagen

31

challenge -something that is dif?cult to do

Herausforderung

32

challenging -dif?cult in a way which tests your ability or determination

anspruchsvoll. herausfordernd

33

colleague -a person who you work with

Kollege

34

come up with -produce (an idea or suggestion)

vorschlagen

35

competitive -equal to or better than others

konkurrenzorientiert

36

face to face - looking directly at one another

von Angesicht zu Angesicht

37

?exible -able to be changed easily according to the situation

flexibel

38

open-door management style -a system where managers deal with employees’ problems quickly and directly

Führungsstil der offenen Tür

39

pension -money which is paid regularly to a person who has retired

Rente. Pension

40

pension scheme -a system into which an employee and employer make regular payments for a period of years. so that the employee can receive a pension when they retire

Altersvorsorge

41

pool -allow something to be collected and shared by everyone in a group

austauschen

42

potential-a person’s or product’s ability to develop and succeed

Potenzial

43

proposal -a suggestion. sometimes a written one

Vorschlag

44

put forward -state (an opinion or suggestion) for other people to consider

vorbringen

45

rewarding -satisfying because you feel it is important or useful

befriedigend

46

role-the position or purpose that a person has in an organisation

Rolle. Funktion

47

standard -usual or normal

Standard~

48

strategy -a plan for achieving success

Strategie

49

workforce-the group of people who work in a company

Mitarbeiterbestand

50

advertising campaign -a series of activities to advertise something

Werbekampagne

51

award -a prize for achieving something

Auszeichnung

52

billboard -a large board used to display advertisements

Plakatwand

53

chain-a number of shops. hotels. etc. which are owned by the same company

Kette

54

charitable trust -a trust which is formed with the aim of giving money to charity

Wohltätigkeitsstiftung

55

collective -a business which is owned or controlled by the people who work in it

Kollektiv

56

commercial -an advertisement on TV or radio

Werbespot

57

decline -a situation where something becomes less in number or amount

Rückgang

58

depression -a long period when there is very little business activity and not many jobs

Wirtschaftskrise

59

exhibition -an event where companies show their products to the public

Messe

60

founding-start (a new company or organisation)

Gründung

61

growth -the process of increasing in number or size

Wachstum

62

inherit -receive money or a business from a person after they have died

erben

63

launch -show something for the ?rst time

lancieren

64

leading -the most important

führend

65

merge -join together

fusionieren

66

mill -a building ?tted with machinery for a manufacturing process

Spinnerei. Weberei

67

packaging -the material put around goods before they are sold

Verpackung

68

pension fund -an amount of money which people can pay into while working. which is then used to make regular payments to them after they retire

Pensionskasse. Rentenkasse

69

philanthropist -a person who gives money and help to people who need it

Philanthrop

70

poverty -the situation of being poor

Armut

71

privatise -sell a company which is owned by the government to a private company or a member of the public

privatisieren

72

rivet -a metal pin. usually used to join pieces of metal together

Niete

73

share -any of the equal parts into which a company’s capital is divided

Anteil

74

slogan -a short phrase used in advertising which is easy to remember

Werbespruch

75

take over -get control of or responsibility for something (e.g. a company)

übernehmen

76

trust -an organisation which controls money or property for the bene?t of other people

Stiftung

77

wrapper -a piece of paper or plastic which covers something that you buy (especially food)

Einwickelpapier. Folie

78

back?re -have the opposite result of what you wanted

nach hinten losgehen

79

booked up-with no free places for extra appointments

ausgebucht

80

broadband-a telecommunications system which allows information to be sent quickly between computers and other electronic equipment

Breitband

81

cluttered -full of unnecessary things

unübersichtlich

82

competitor-a person. company or product which is trying to be more successful than another in the same market

Wettbewerber

83

download-copy data from one computer system to another or to a disk

herunterladen

84

exchange rate-the amount of one currency which you can buy with a particular amount of another currency

Wechselkurs

85

gimmick-something which is used to get people’s attention but which isn’t very useful

Spielerei

86

graphic-image which is shown on a computer screen

Grafik

87

handling charge-the cost of moving goods from one place to another

Transportkosten

88

hard copy-a paper copy of information which came from a computer

Ausdruck

89

home page-the ?rst page that you should see when you look at a website

Startseite

90

load-abbreviation of download

laden

91

logo-a design or symbol which is used by a company to advertise its products

Logo

92

online -connected to the internet

online

93

purchase-buy

kaufen

94

search engine-a computer programme which ?nds information on the Internet using words that you type in

Suchmaschine

95

set up -organise (an event): start (a new business)

organisieren. gründen

96

time-consuming-needing a lot of time

zeitaufwändig

97

up to date-modern or containing the most recent information

aktuell

98

update-make something more modern or give the most recent information to

aktualisieren

99

agricultural-connected with farming

landwirtschaftlich

100

assemble-build something by joining different parts together

montieren

101

blade-the sharp metal part of a machine or piece of equipment which is used to cut something

Klinge

102

bulb (abbr. of light bulb)-a glass object which produces light from electricity

Glühbirne

103

cable-a wire. usually covered by plastic. which carries electricity or telecommunication signals

Kabel

104

card index-a box for storing cards in a particular order

Karteikasten

105

charge-store electrical energy in

laden

106

craftsman-a person who uses special skills to make things. especially with their hands

Handwerker

107

crash-suddenly stop working

zusammenbrechen

108

device-a piece of equipment which does a particular job

Gerät

109

dismantle-take something apart so that it is in several pieces

auseinandernehmen

110

fasten-?x something together. or ?x one thing to another

befestigen

111

?le-a type of container used to store documents

(Akten-)Ordner

112

gadget-a small piece of equipment which does a particular job

kleiner Apparat

113

hole punch-a small piece of equipment used for making holes in paper

Locher

114

jam-become unable to work because a part is stuck

Stau

115

lead -a wire which connects a piece of electrical equipment to the electricity supply

Netzkabel

116

lever -a handle that you push or pull to make a machine work

Hebel

117

paper clip-a small piece of bent metal used for holding papers together

Büroklammer

118

permanent-lasting forever or for a very long time

unbefristet

119

pliers-a piece of equipment with two handles for pulling small things (e.g. nails) or for cutting wire

Zange

120

premises-the land and buildings owned by an organisation

Räumlichkeiten

121

run out-use all of something so that there is none left

ausgehen

122

seminar-a meeting of a group of people for discussion or training

Seminar

123

shredder-a machine used for cutting documents into very small pieces

Aktenvernichter

124

stapler-a small piece of equipment used to ?x papers together by pushing a small piece of metal through them

Heftgerät

125

temporary-lasting for only a short time

zeitlich befristet

126

tool-a piece of equipment which you use with your hands to make or repair something

Werkzeug

127

upgrade-improve the quality or usefulness of something

verbessern. aufrüsten

128

authorise-give of?cial permission for something

genehmigen

129

blend-mix two or more things together

mischen

130

budget-a plan which shows how much money you have and how you will spend it

Budget

131

budget holder-the person responsible for a particular budget

Budgetverantwortlicher

132

dissolve-(of a solid) become part of a liquid

(sich) auflösen

133

evaporate-(of a liquid) change into gas

verdampfen

134

evaporation-the act of evaporating

Verdampfung

135

extract-take something out of something else

extrahieren

136

extraction-the act of extracting something

Extraktion

137

?ling cabinet-a piece of furniture in an of?ce used for holding documents

Aktenschrank

138

ingredient-any of the substances used to make something. especially food

Inhaltsstoff+E188

139

in-house-done within a company by its employees. not by people from outside the company

firmenintern

140

label-a small piece of paper. material. etc. attached to an object which gives information about it

Etikett

141

production plant-a place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place

Produktionsanlage

142

productivity-a measure which compares the value of what a company produces with the time and money which it spends producing it

Produktivität

143

promote-encourage the popularity and sales of a product

den Absatz fördern

144

sample-a small amount of something which shows you what it is like

Probe

145

stationery-things which you use for writing (e.g. pens and paper)

Schreibwaren

146

supplier-a company which provides products or services

Lieferant

147

target-a result that you intend to achieve

Ziel

148

target market-the group of people that a product is aimed at

Zielmarkt

149

vat-a large container for mixing or storing liquids. especially in a factory

Fass

150

backlog-a large amount of work or matters which are waiting to be done

Rückstand

151

banker’s card (also bank card. cheque card)-a card which you show when you pay for something by cheque to show that the bank promises to pay your cheques

Scheckkarte

152

bear with someone-wait while a person does something

sich gedulden

153

catalogue-a book with a list of all the goods you can buy from a shop or company

Katalog

154

courier-a person who transports documents or products

Kurier

155

customs-the place at an airport or port through which goods must pass to make sure they are not illegal and where any tax must be paid

Zoll

156

cut off-break the connection during a telephone call

unterbrechen

157

discount-a reduction in the usual price

Rabatt

158

engaged-(of a telephone line) unavailable because already being used by another person

besetzt

159

extension-a telephone. especially one with its own additional number on a line leading from the main switchboard

Durchwahl

160

freight-goods which are carried from one place to another by ship. rail. plane or truck

Fracht

161

freight forwarding specialist-a person or company who arranges for goods to be transported from one place to another

Spediteur

162

get through-succeed in speaking to somebody on the telephone

durchkommen

163

hang up-?nish a telephone conversation and put the telephone down

auflegen

164

heavy-duty-especially strong so that it can be used in dif?cult conditions

robust

165

hold on-wait for a short time

kurz warten

166

hold the line-wait for a short time (on the telephone)

am Telefon kurz warten

167

intellectual property (IP)-a person’s or company’s rights to pro?t from their idea or design (without another person copying it)

geistiges Eigentum

168

log off-stop a computer being connected to a computer system. when you want to stop working

abmelden

169

packing list-a list of goods that are packed and ready to send

Packliste

170

patent-the legal right to be the only person or company to make or sell an invention for a certain number of years

Patent

171

put through-connect a person to another telephone extension

durchstellen

172

ring off-?nish a telephone conversation and put the telephone down

auflegen

173

sales channel-the way or place in which something is sold

Vertriebskanal

174

switchboard-a piece of equipment for the manual control of telephone connections

Telefonzentrale

175

trade fair-an event where companies show and sell their products to retailers or other companies who work in the same ?eld

Fachmesse

176

trademark-a legally registered name or symbol which represents a company or product and cannot be used by another company

Warenzeichen

177

warehouse-a large building for storing goods before they are sold

Lager

178

banner-an advertisement that appears across the top of a webpage

Banner

179

brand identity-the values and qualities which people associate with a particular brand

Markenidentität

180

carrier-a company. usually an airline. which transports goods or people from one place to another

Fluggesellschaft

181

channel-a way of getting something done or a way of communicating with people

Kanal

182

channel of distribution (also distribution channel)-the way in which goods are transported from producers to buyers

Distributionskanal

183

classi?ed ad-a small advertisement in a newspaper or magazine

Annonce

184

fare-the money a passenger must pay for a journey

Fahrpreis

185

forecast-say what you expect to happen in the future

prognostizieren

186

glamour-an attractive and exciting quality

Glanz. Schönheit

187

green-concerned with the protection of the environment

grün

188

hospitality-the action of entertaining people in a welcoming and friendly way

Gastfreundschaft

189

innovation-the use of new ideas and methods

Innovation

190

lifecycle-the length of time that people continue to buy a particular product

Lebenszyklus

191

lifespan-the length of time a machine or piece of equipment is expected to last

Lebensdauer

192

market leader-a company which sells more of a type of product than its competitors

Marktführer

193

market research-activities to obtain and study information about the things which people buy or want to buy

Marktforschung

194

market share-the percentage of sales which a company has for a type of product compared with its competitors

Marktanteil

195

pop-up-an advertisement which appears in a separate window on a webpage

plötzlich auftauchende Werbung

196

public relations (PR)-the activity of keeping good relationships between an organisation and the public

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

197

small ad-see classi?ed ad

Annonce

198

word of mouth-the process of getting to know about a product by hearing about it from friends. colleagues. etc.

Mundpropaganda

199

agenda-a list of things to be discussed in a meeting

Tagesordnung

200

branch-any of the of?ces or shops that belong to a large company

Filiale

201

brand -a type of product made by a company under a particular name

Marke

202

catering-the activity of providing food and drink

Partyservice

203

compact-closely and neatly packed together to save space

kompakt

204

connection-a train or plane which passengers arriving on another train or plane can catch to continue their journey.

Anschluss

205

demonstrate-show something (e.g. a product) and explain how it works

vorführen

206

demonstration -the act of showing something and explaining how it works

Vorführung

207

entertain-show hospitality to a business client (e.g. by taking them to an event or a restaurant)

unterhalten

208

entertainment-action of showing hospitality

Unterhaltung

209

organiser-a small ?le or diary where you record your appointments and other useful information

Terminkalender

210

pick someone up-collect a person or object from somewhere

abholen

211

rep-(abbr. of representative)

Abkürzung für Vertreter

212

representative-an agent of a company who travels to clients to sell products

Vertreter

213

retire-stop working because of old age or ill health

in den Ruhestand gehen

214

stylish-of high quality in appearance and design

schick. attraktiv

215

voicemail-an electronic telephone answering system

Anrufbeantworter

216

wall planner-a poster to put on the wall showing the days of the year so that you can write appointments on it

Wandjahresplaner

217

aisle-the passage between seats on an aeroplane

Gang

218

boarding card (also boarding pass)-the card that a passenger must have to show that they have passed security checks before getting on a plane

Bordkarte

219

check-in desk-the place at the airport where you show your ticket. give in your luggage and receive your boarding card

Abfertigungsschalter

220

debt-money that is owed to a person or company

Geldschuld

221

departure lounge-the area in an airport where passengers wait before they get on a plane

Wartebereich vor dem Abflug

222

dip-a movement downwards to a lower level or number

sinken

223

duty-free shop-a shop in an airport or on board a ship where you can buy goods without paying government tax

zollfreies Geschäft

224

fee-payment made to a professional person in exchange for advice or services

Gebühr

225

glove compartment-a small cupboard in the front of a car for storing small objects

Handschuhfach

226

heavy goods train-a train used for transporting large goods

Güterzug

227

locker-a small cupboard which can be locked. usually one of several placed together in a public place

Schließfach

228

put off-arrange to delay an event or appointment until a later time

verschieben

229

reschedule-change the arranged time of something

umplanen

230

road tax-a tax you must pay on your vehicle before you are allowed to drive it on the road

Kfz-Steuer

231

shuttle-a vehicle or aeroplane that travels regularly between two places

Zubringerdienst

232

soar-rise quickly to a high level or number

rasant steigen

233

thriving-growing and successful

florierend

234

venue-the place where an event or meeting takes place

Veranstaltungsort

235

audiovisual equipment-equipment that allows you to hear and see something (e.g. a presentation)

audiovisuelle Ausstattung

236

capacity-the total amount that can be contained or produced

Kapazität

237

conference-a formal meeting of people from the same type of business or with the same interests. usually lasting a few days

Tagung

238

convert-to change in form. character or use

umwandeln

239

delegate-a person sent to represent others at a conference

Delegierter

240

downgrade-reduce a person or thing to a lower position

herunterstufen

241

?ipchart-a board with large pieces of paper ?xed at the top which can be turned over

Schautafel

242

gym (abbr. of gymnasium)-a large room with equipment for doing physical exercises

Sporthalle. Fitnessstudio

243

high-tech-using the most advanced technology and equipment

auf dem neuesten technischen Stand

244

IDD (International Direct Dialling) phone-a phone which you can use to make international calls without going through an operator

IDD-Telefon

245

laundry service-a service offered by some hotels for washing. drying and ironing guests’ clothes

Reinigungsservice

246

lecture-a formal talk to a group of people on a particular subject

Vortrag

247

partition-a structure. usually a thin wall. which separates one part of a room from another

Trennwand

248

safe-a locked cupboard where you can keep money and other valuable items

Tresor

249

stage-the area of a theatre where actors perform or lecturers give their talks

Bühne

250

state-of-the-art-using the most recent technology and ideas

hochmodern

251

suite-a set of connected rooms in a hotel

Suite

252

video conferencing-a telecommunications system in which two or more people in different parts of the world can talk to each other and see each other on a TV screen

Videokonferenz

253

approach-a way of dealing with a situation or problem

Ansatz

254

autonomy-a company’s ability to choose and organise its own systems and activities

Autonomie

255

ban-not allow a person to do or have something

verbieten

256

chairman (also chairwoman. chairperson)-the person in charge of a meeting. conference or organisation

Vorsitzender

257

diverse-made up of a variety of different things or different types of people

unterschiedlich

258

feedback-information about a product or person. used as a basis for improvement

Rückmeldung

259

headquarters-the managerial centre of an organisation

Zentrale

260

negotiate-have formal discussions with a person in order to reach an agreement

verhandeln

261

of?ce politics-the relationships (good and bad) between people who work in the same of?ce

Spielregeln im Unternehmen

262

panel-a small group of people brought together to decide or discuss something

Gremium

263

parcel-an object wrapped in paper so it can be sent by post

Paket

264

questionnaire-a list of questions. usually with a choice of answers. in order to collect information about a subject

Fragebogen

265

rumour-an interesting story. which may or may not be true. that people are talking about

Gerücht

266

stand-a temporary display area where products are shown. often at a conference or trade fair

Stand

267

survey-a study of the opinions of a group of people. based on a list of questions

Umfrage

268

task-a piece of work

Aufgabe

269

team-building-activities to encourage people to build relationships with each other and work together as a team

Teambildung

270

associate-a person you know because of work or business

Geschäftspartner

271

badge-a small piece of plastic or metal with words or design (e.g. your name and company) to attach to your clothes

Namensschild

272

be based in-live or work mainly in this place

an einem Ort leben / arbeiten

273

consultancy-a company that gives expert advice on a particular subject

Beratungsunternehmen

274

crate-a large box used for storing or moving things

Kiste

275

draw-a competition where people are given numbered tickets which are chosen at random to decide winners of prizes

Verlosung

276

ethos-the set of beliefs and ambitions which are typical of a group or company

Ethos

277

?oristry-the business of arranging and selling ?owers

Floristik

278

framework-order or structure

Struktur. Ablaufmuster

279

insolvency-the situation when a company does not have enough money to pay its debts

Insolvenz

280

lapel pin -a pin which is used to fasten something (e.g. a badge) to the front of your jacket

Reversnadel

281

mailshot - a piece of advertising material sent to a large number of addresses

Postwurfsendung

282

mission - the purpose or aim of an organisation

Auftrag. Unternehmenszweck

283

motto -a short sentence or phrase which expresses a belief or purpose

Motto

284

put down to -think something is caused by something else in particular

zuschreiben

285

referral -the act of directing someone to another person or place for help or business

Empfehlung

286

staf?ng -the action of providing employees for an organisation

Stellenbesetzung

287

telemarketing -selling goods or services by telephone

Telefonmarketing

288

turnover -the amount of money taken by a business in a particular period

Umsatz

289

wind up -gradually bring an activity to an end

abwickeln

290

body language-the movements and positions of your body which show other people how you are feeling. often without you knowing it

Körpersprache

291

bonus-an extra amount of money paid to a person for good performance

Prämie

292

commemorate-of?cially remember. with respect. people or an event. especially with a ceremony

feierlich gedenken

293

department store-a large shop selling a variety of goods in different departments

Kaufhaus

294

eye contact-the situation when two people look at each other’s eyes at the same time

Blickkontakt

295

giant -a very large. successful company

Riese

296

harmony-peacefulness or agreement

Harmonie

297

host-a person who invites other people as guests

Gastgeber

298

job description-a written list of the responsibilities you have and things you are expected to do in your work

Stellenbeschreibung

299

minimal-of a very small amount

minimal

300

offence-feeling of annoyance or hurt

Kränkung

301

pharmaceutical-concerned with the preparation of medicinal drugs

pharmazeutisch

302

product positioning-the way that people think about a product compared with competing products. or the way that the company would like them to think

Produktpositionierung

303

punctual-arriving or doing things at the correct time. not later

pünktlich

304

small talk-polite conversation about unimportant things

lockere Unterhaltung

305

spectrum-the range of possible opinions. feelings or ways of behaving

Spektrum

306

to the point-directly expressed and suitable for the topic being discussed

konkret. sachbezogen

307

unwrap-remove the paper or material that covers something

auspacken

308

wrap-cover something with paper or material

einpacken

309

act on-do what is suggested

handeln. tun

310

at the cutting edge-at the most recent stage of development

auf dem neuesten Stand. hochmodern

311

average-a standard or level which is considered to be normal or the number obtained by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts

durchschnittlich

312

block booking-a booking (e.g. for a hotel) for a group of people

Blockbuchung

313

boom-a period when a country or industry is very successful

Boom

314

break down barriers-improve understanding and communication between people

Hürden überwinden

315

break the ice-make people who do not know each other well feel more relaxed with each other

das Eis brechen

316

committed-willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in

engagiert

317

con?ict-a serious disagreement or argument

Konflikt

318

cooperate-work together for a particular purpose

zusammenarbeiten

319

cooperative-willing to work with people and do what they ask

kooperativ

320

creative-producing and using new and unusual ideas

kreativ

321

crisis-a situation which has reached a very dif?cult point. or a time of great disagreement and uncertainty

Krise

322

dominate-have control over a person or group of people

dominieren

323

forum-a meeting for the exchange of opinions

Forum

324

handout-a piece of printed information. sometimes given by a speaker to their audience

Arbeitsblatt

325

implement-put into action

umsetzen

326

interact-communicate and work together

zusammenspielen

327

in-tray-a container on a desk for letters and documents to be dealt with later

Eingangskorb

328

maintenance-the activity of keeping a building or machinery in good condition

Wartung

329

object-the aim or purpose of doing something

Absicht. Zweck

330

objective-something you plan to achieve

Ziel

331

original-not the same as anything else and therefore special and interesting

echt. ursprünglich

332

participant-a person who takes part or gets involved in something (e.g. a training course)

Teilnehmer

333

review -consider something in order to decide if changes should be made

Überprüfung

334

stand for-be an abbreviation of or symbol for

stehen für

335

talented-having a natural ability to be good at something

begabt

336

wisdom-the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good judgements

Weisheit

337

close a deal-?nalise a business agreement

Geschäft abschließen

338

courteous-polite and respectful

zuvorkommend

339

deal-a business agreement

Geschäft

340

demanding-needing a lot of time. attention or energy

fordernd. anspruchsvoll

341

desalination-the process of removing salt from sea water

Entsalzung

342

etiquette-the usual rules of polite behaviour in a certain social situation

Etikette

343

extend-offer or give

gewähren. einräumen

344

get down to-begin to do or give serious attention to

zur Sache kommen

345

impressed-feeling admiration for something

beeindruckt

346

in due course-at a suitable time in the future

zu gegebener Zeit

347

irrigation-the process of supplying land with water so that plants can grow

Bewässerung

348

machinery-a group of large machines or the parts of a machine which make it work

Maschinen(-park)

349

outing-a short trip taken for pleasure

Ausflug

350

speciality-a product for which a person. region or restaurant is famous

Spezialität

351

account for-supply or make up (a certain amount)

ausmachen. betragen

352

bar chart (also bar graph)-a diagram in which different amounts are represented by rectangles of different length

Balkendiagramm

353

?uctuate-rise and fall irregularly in number or amount

schwanken

354

?uctuation-an irregular rise and fall in number or amount

Schwankung

355

gross domestic product (GDP)-the total value of goods and services which are produced within a country

Bruttoinlandsprodukt

356

level off-stop rising or falling and stay at the same level

sich einpendeln

357

line graph-a diagram in which changes in amount over time are represented by a line

Liniendiagramm

358

make inroads-start to have a noticeable effect

Wirkung zeigen

359

make up-compose or form

bilden

360

negligible-too small in number to be important

vernachlässigbar

361

overtake-become a greater amount (than something else)

überholen

362

peak-the highest point or value of something

Spitze

363

pie chart-a circle divided into parts that shows the way in which something (e.g. population or amount of money) is divided up

Kreisdiagramm

364

recover-improve after a period of weakness or low value

sich erholen

365

recovery-the process of improving after a period of weakness or low value

Erholung

366

static-staying at the same value without changing for a long period of time

statisch

367

trend-a general direction in which something is developing or changing

Trend

368

unemployment rate-the percentage of the working population who do not have a job

Arbeitslosenquote

369

acquisition-the purchase of one company by another

Übernahme

370

assembly-the process of putting together parts (e.g. of a machine. product or structure)

Montage

371

bankrupt-unable in law to pay debts and therefore forced to stop operating

bankrott

372

break even-have neither pro?t nor loss at the end of a business activity

mit plus/minus Null abschließen

373

capital-money used to invest. lend or borrow

Kapital

374

capital employed-the money that a business invests back into the company

eingesetztes Kapital

375

cash?ow-the amount of money moving into and out of a business

Cashflow

376

chase payment-try to make a person pay the money that they owe

Zahlung eintreiben

377

component-a part which combines with other parts to form something bigger

Komponente

378

cover costs-make enough money to pay for expenses

Kosten decken

379

creditor-a person or organisation that a company owes money to

Gläubiger. Kreditor

380

curriculum vitae-a written description of a person’s quali?cations and previous employment

Lebenslauf

381

debtor-a person or organisation that owes money to a company

Schuldner. Debitor

382

de?cit-the amount of money that a business has lost in a particular period of time

Defizit

383

gross-total. before any costs or taxes are deducted

brutto

384

liquidation-the situation when a company closes because of ?nancial dif?culties and its assets are sold to pay its debts

Auflösung. Liquidation

385

net-remaining after deduction of tax and other costs

netto

386

operating pro?t-the pro?t that a company makes from its usual activity

Betriebsgewinn

387

overheads-the regular costs which are involved in running a business (e.g. rent or electricity)

Gemeinkosten

388

overspend-spend more than was originally planned

mehr ausgeben

389

pay off-pay back the full amount

abbezahlen

390

pre-tax return-the money that a company earns from something before tax is deducted

Vorsteuerrendite

391

pro?tability-the state of producing a pro?t

Rentabilität

392

résumé (US) -see curriculum vitae

Lebenslauf

393

return-a pro?t from an investment

Rendite

394

revenue-an organisation’s income or the money it receives

Ertrag

395

subsidiary-one company which is owned or more than 50% owned by another

Tochtergesellschaft

396

takeover-the action of taking control of one company by another after purchasing a majority of shares

Übernahme

397

write off a debt-cancel the record of a bad debt

Schulden abschreiben

398

bear market-a ?nancial market where prices are falling

Markt mit fallenden Kursen

399

bond-a certi?cate issued by a government or public company which promises to repay money at a ?xed rate of interest at a speci?ed time

Anleihe

400

broker-a person who buys and sells shares for others

Börsenmakler

401

building society-a ?nancial organisation that pays interest on member’s savings and lends money for the purchase of property

Bausparkasse

402

bull market-a ?nancial market where prices are rising

Markt mit steigenden Kursen

403

commission-an amount of money paid to an agent for arranging a sale or purchase

Maklergebühr. Kommission

404

commodity-a substance or agricultural product that can be bought or sold in large amounts

Rohstoff

405

dividend-the part of a company’s pro?ts which is divided between its shareholders

Dividende

406

dividend yield-the amount of pro?t paid to shareholders. calculated as a percentage of the current share price

Dividendenertrag

407

downturn-a reduction in business activity

Geschäftsrückgang

408

equities-stocks and shares which pay no ?xed amount of interest

Anteilswerte

409

?oat-sell shares of a company on the stock market for the ?rst time

in Umlauf bringen

410

?otation-the process of offering shares of a company for sale to the public for the ?rst time

Inumlaufbringen

411

outperform-perform better than another

besser abschneiden

412

portfolio-a collection of investments: all the products and services offered by a business

Leistungs-/Produktangebot

413

racecourse-a ground or track for horse or dog racing

Rennstrecke

414

sector-a distinct part of the economy

Sektor

415

shareholder-a person who owns shares in a company

Aktionär

416

stake-a share or interest in a company

Aktie

417

stock exchange-the place where stocks and shares in companies are bought and sold

Börse

418

stock-shares. or a certain number of shares

Aktien

419

asset-something valuable belonging to a business (e.g. machinery) which could be used for the payment of debts

Vermögenswert

420

business angel-a private investor who provides money for new businesses

Investor

421

business plan-a document giving details of a company’s expected sales. costs and future ?nancial planning

Geschäftsplan

422

corporation-a large company or group of companies which acts as a single organisation and is recognised as such in law

Gesellschaft

423

data management-control and organisation of information held on computer databases

Datenmanagement

424

entrepreneur-a person who starts up their own business. especially one which involves risk

Unternehmer

425

?ood-arrive in large numbers

hereinströmen

426

format-the way in which information is arranged and stored

Format

427

loan-the act of lending something. or the money which is lent

Darlehen

428

merger-the process when two or more companies join together to form a larger company

Fusion

429

monitor-watch and check for a period of time

überwachen

430

pump money into-spend a lot of money on something to try to make it successful

Geld hineinpumpen

431

raise money-collect money

Geld auftreiben

432

relocation-the process of moving to a new place

Umzug

433

resign-leave a job because you want to

kündigen

434

savings-money kept in a bank to use later

Rücklagen

435

secure a loan-make certain that money which is lent will be paid back by giving the lender the right to own an asset (e.g. the house) of the borrower. if the money is not paid back

ein Darlehen absichern

436

shelf life-the length of time that a product. especially food. can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to sell

Haltbarkeitsdatum

437

tap into-make use of something. especially people’s interest or ability

anzapfen

438

venture capitalist-a person who makes money available for investment in a new company. especially a risky one

Risikokapitalgeber

439

applicant-a person who applies for something. especially a job

Bewerber

440

appoint-of?cially choose a person for a job

ernennen

441

candidate-a person who applies for a job

Kandidat

442

ful?lling-making you feel happy and satis?ed

erfüllend

443

highlight-attract attention to

betonen

444

jobseeker-a person who is looking for a job

Arbeitssuchender

445

pro?le-a short description of a person which gives only the most important details

Profil

446

recruitment -the process of ?nding new people to work for a company

Personalsuche

447

recruitment agency-a business that makes its money by ?nding suitable people for employers who need new workers

Personalvermittler

448

referee-a person who con?rms in writing an applicant’s character or ability

Referenzperson

449

reference-a letter from a previous employer or teacher to con?rm a person’s ability or reliability

Referenzschreiben

450

shortlist-put a person on a list of candidates from which a ?nal choice is made

engere Auswahl

451

turn down-reject or refuse

ablehnen

452

vacancy-a job that no one is doing (and therefore available for a new person to do)

unbesetzte Stelle

453

voluntary -done willingly. without being paid for it

freiwillig

454

break the news-tell a person about something unpleasant which will affect or upset them

schlechte Nachrichten überbringen

455

computer-literate-having knowledge of how to use and work with computers

vertraut mit dem Computer

456

credit checking-the activity of looking at a person’s record of repaying loans and advising whether or not to give them a new loan

Prüfung der Kreditwürdigkeit

457

discrimination-the act or system of treating different groups of people in different ways. especially unfairly

Diskrimierung

458

dismiss-remove from a job. especially when a person has done something wrong

entlassen

459

?re -see dismiss

entlassen

460

hand in your notice-tell your employer that you intend to leave your job

die Kündigung aussprechen

461

hire-employ a person to do a particular job

einstellen

462

interviewee-the candidate during an interview

Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch

463

interviewer-the person who asks the candidate questions during an interview

Leiter des Vorstellungsgesprächs

464

job security-the situation of having a job which is likely to be permanent.

eine sichere Stelle

465

lay off-stop employing a worker temporarily or permanently because there is not enough work

entlassen

466

make someone redundant-stop employing a person because there is no longer enough work for them. or because the company cannot afford to continue employing them

jemanden überflüssig machen

467

promotion-the situation when a person is raised to a higher or more important position in their work

Beförderung

468

pull funding-stop giving money for something

die Finanzierung einstellen

469

quit-leave

gehen

470

redundant-no longer employed because there is not enough work

überflüssig

471

sack-see dismiss

entlassen

472

sell off-get rid of something by selling it cheaply

verscherbeln. abverkaufen

473

stereotype-a ?xed idea. especially one that is wrong. that people have about a type of person or thing

Vorurteil. Klischee

474

surveyor-a person who measures and records the details of areas of land or a person who is trained to examine buildings and discover if there are any problems with the structure

Vermesser

475

venture-a new business activity which involves risk or uncertainty

Wagnis

476

anonymous-without the writer’s name on it

anonym

477

appraisal-a meeting between an employee and their manager to discuss the employee’s progress. aims and needs at work. or the report which summarises this meeting

Beurteilung. Mitarbeitergespräch

478

appraisee-the employee who is receiving the appraisal

Beurteilter

479

appraiser-the manager who gives the appraisal

Beurteilender

480

balance sheet-a document which shows a company’s ?nancial position. i.e. its wealth. assets and debts. at a particular time

Bilanz

481

compromise-ending an argument or difference of opinion by each side agreeing to some of the demands of the other

Kompromiss

482

corporate rate-a special price offered to companies

Preis für Geschäftskunden

483

credibility-a person’s ability to make other people believe and trust them

Glaubwürdigkeit

484

expertise-a high level of knowledge or skill

fundiertes Wissen

485

eye-opener-something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about people or life

Augenöffner

486

follow-up-thing done or action taken to continue something done before

Nachbereitung

487

income statement-a statement showing the amount of money earned and spent by a company in a particular period of time

Gewinn- und Verlustrechnung

488

motivation-enthusiasm

Motivation

489

on the ball-showing up-to-date knowledge and/or an ability to think and act quickly

am Ball

490

refresher course-a training course to bring a person’s knowledge up to date. especially knowledge needed for a job

Auffrischungskurs

491

revolutionise-completely change something so that it is much better

revolutionieren

492

stalemate-a situation where neither side in an argument can win and no action can be aken

Pattsituation

493

trainee-a person who is being taught certain skills for a job

Auszubildender

494

absentee-a person who is not at work when they should be

Abwesender

495

absenteeism-the problem of employees not being at work when they should be

Fehlzeiten

496

audit-an of?cial examination of something by an expert. usually the accounts of a business

Prüfung. Audit

497

counselling-the process of listening to a person and giving them professional advice about their problems

Beratung

498

email overload-the situation when you receive more emails than you can manage

E-Mail-Flut

499

folder-a collection of ?les kept together on a computer

Ordner

500

goal-an aim or purpose

Ziel

501

Make a new Meeting Date

verschieben

502

Multiply

Vervielfachung

503

Make a new Meeting Date

verschieben