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300 basic business English

words translated into Spanish


by Andrew D. Miles
Copyright by Andrew D. Miles, 2007

300
Basic
Business
Words
C o p y r i g h t b y An d r e w D . M i l e s , B a r c e l o n a , 2 0 0 7 .
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account

background

cuenta

bad debts deudas incobrables

accountancy

accountant

contable

balance

acuerdo

balance sheet balance

agreement

allowance
analyst

contabilidad

antecedentes

dinero para gastos

applicant

solicitante

barrel
bear

apply for

benefit

appoint

solicitar

bill

nombrar

appointment

area

ASAP

rea

ABREV DE

as soon as possible:

cuanto antes le sea posible


assembly

auditor

ADJ

automation
average

asociado

auditor

automate

book

reservar

boss

jefe

branch
brand

automatizar
N

build

automatizacin

media; promedio

sucursal; agencia

marca

folleto

presupuesto

construir

builder

activos

associate

beneficiar

factura; cuenta

budget

assembly line lnea de montaje


N

brochure

montaje;

ensamblaje

assets

producir; devengar

Administracin

arquitecto

en quiebra

Board of Directors Consejo de

cita;

nombramiento
architect

ADJ

barril

application form solicitud


V

banco

bankrupt

analista

bank

balance

building

constructor
N

edificio

Business Administration Administracin


de Empresas
businessman

hombre de

negocios
businesswoman
negocios

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mujer de

component

computer

calculation

campaign

campaa

candidate

candidato

carbon paper
cash

cash

papel carbn

cobrar
caja; efectivo

cash flow flujo de caja


cashier

cajero

catalogue

cent

CEO

ABR EV D E

catlogo

centavo
Chief Executive

Officer: Director Ejecutivo


change

cambiar

charge

cargar; cobrar

chart

check

grfico; tabla

cheque

cheque

chequebook

libreta de

cheques
chief

consultora

consumidor

consumer product producto de


consumo
consumption
container

consumo

contenedor

contract

contratar

contract

contrato

control

controlar

control

control

convention
copier
corp.

convencin

fotocopiadora

ABREV DE

corporation:

corporacin; sociedad
corporation

corporacin;

cost

costo; coste

CPU

ABR EV DE

Central Processing

Unit: Unidad Central de Proceso


credit card tarjeta de crdito

jefe

classify

client

cliente

consumer

sociedad

controlar

ordenador

consultancy

clculo

componente

credit officer oficial de crdito

clasificar

collateral

ADJ

company

credit

colateral; adicional

compaa

competition

competencia

competitiveness

crdito

currency

divisa

current account cuenta


corriente
curriculum vitae curriculum

competitividad

vitae

competitor

customer

competidor

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cliente

efficient

D
data
debit
debt

electronic

ADJ

employee

electrnico

empleado

datos

envelope

dbito; cargo

eraser

deuda

estate agent agente de la

N
N
N

eficiente

ADJ

decision

decisin

decrease

sobre

goma de borrar

propiedad inmobiliaria

decrecimiento

estimate

estimar

delivery date fecha de entrega

estimate

estimacin

demand

exchange house casa de

demanda

department
design
desk

departamento

diseo

exchange rate tipo de cambio

escritorio; mesa de

trabajo
develop

desarrollar

development
director
dismiss

desarrollo

director

N
V

despedir

dismissal

despido

distribute

distribuir

dollar

cambio
executive

executive

ADJ

expand

expandir

export

exportar

export

exportacin

exporter

extension

dlar

factory
fair

economist

extensin

econmico

fbrica

feria

N
V

enviar por fax

economa

fax

fax; facsmil

economista

fee

N
N

exportador

fax

ADJ

economics

ejecutivo

E
economic

ejecutivo

minuta; tarifa

economy

economa

field

efficiency

eficiencia

figure

campo
N

cifra

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file

archivo

finance

finance

financial

finanzas; financiacin

financiar
ADJ

financiero

IMF

International

ABREV DE

firm N firma; empresa

Monetary Fund: Fondo

foreign debt deuda externa

Monetario Internacional

freight

flete; transporte

import

fondos

import

funds

N
N

importador

improve

mejorar

improvement

gain

gain

ganancia; beneficio
ganar

gallon

general

galn

pegamento
V

inflation

salir a bolsa

meta

grant

graph

graphic

otorgar; conceder
grfico
ADJ

incorporado

aumentar

industriales
industrial

go public
N

ADJ

industrial relations relaciones

general
N

mejora

incorporado

increase

general

ADJ

incorporated:

ABREV DE

incorporated

general manager director

goal

importacin

importer

inc.

glue

importar

industrial

ADJ

inflacin

instalment

cuota

institutional relations relaciones


institucionales
interest rate tipo de inters

grfico

international

ADJ

internacional

International Monetary Fund

Fondo Monetario Internacional

head-hunter

cazador de

interview

entrevistar
entrevista

interviewer

talentos
high-tech

interview

ADJ

de alta tecnologa

invest

entrevistador

invertir

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investment
invoice

inversin

link

factura

junior

ADJ

de

menor rango o
jerarqua

logo

prstamo
logotipo

M
machine

manage

mquina
dirigir; administrar
director; gerente

managerial
key

llave;

clave

ADJ

directivo;

administrativo
market share cuota de
mercado

L
ABREV DE

Letter of Credit:

Carta de Crdito
launch

lanzar

lawyer

abogado

lay off
layoff

lease

market

mercado
comercializar; vender

marketing

medios

meeting
memo

ABREV DE

arrendamiento

merge

merger

letter of credit carta de crdito

model

liabilities

pasivo

money

limitado

mortgage

ADJ

lnea

N
N

memorndum
N

memorndum

fusionar

financiero

limited

reunin; junta

memorandum

distribucin

mercadotecnia

mass production produccin en


media

despido

market

serie

despedir

layout

line

limited: limitado

ABREV DE

manager

www.amazon.com

L/C

conexin

loan

ltd.

fusin

modelo
N

dinero
N

hipoteca

multinational

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ADJ

multinacional

personnel

N
net worth

network

red

patrimonio neto

photocopier

photocopy

fotocopia

pint

plant

port

plan

planta

plus

fotocopiadora

pinta

plan

personal

ms

PR EP

puerto

portable computer ordenador


offer

office
officer
official

oferta

porttil

oficina

postpone

oficial

pound

oficial

premises

operation
order

operacin

orden

posponer

libra
sede; local

presentation
president

presentacin

presidente director

organisation chart organigrama

general

owe

press

prensa

price

precio

owner

deber
N

dueo

print

imprimir

product

producto

production
productivity

paperclip
patent
pay

clip

patente

payment

V
N

productividad

profit

obtener beneficios

profit

beneficios; ganancia

los beneficios

devolver

profitable

pago

performance

profit-sharing participacin en

pagar

pay back

produccin

rendimiento

ADJ

beneficioso; que

da ganancia

personal assistant asistente

programmer

personal

project

programador

proyecto

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promotion

promocin

rsum

public bidding licitacin pblica

risk

public relations relaciones

risk

pblicas

robot

arriesgar

riesgo

run

curriculum vitae

robot

dirigir

Q
quality

calidad

quality control control de


calidad

sale

venta

sales manager director de


ventas

salesman

vendedor

salesperson
R&D

ABREV DE

Research &

vendedor;

vendedora

Development: Investigacin y

savings account cuenta de

Desarrollo

ahorro

reception

recepcin

receptionist

recession

recesin

refund
rent

report
reps

recepcionista

reembolsar

representatives:

secretaria

sector

security

seguridad

seminar

seminario

set

informe

ABREV DE

sector

service

alquiler
N

secretary

servicio

conjunto

share

accin

representantes

shipping document documento

research

de embarque

research

investigar
investigacin

shop

tienda; taller

reserve

reservar

sign

reserve

reserva

signature

firmar
N

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firma

skilled worker trabajador

unit

cualificado

unskilled worker trabajador no

social security seguridad social

cualificado

speech

personal
N

strike

participacin

stationery
stock

unidad

discurso

staff meeting reunin de


stake

material de oficina

accin; existencias
huelga

VAT

ABREV DE

Value Added Tax:

impuesto al valor aadido


vice-president

director;

vicepresidente
volume

T
team

volumen

WXYZ

equipo

transfer

transferencia

transfer

transferir

wage N salario

transport

transportar

warehouse

transport

transporte

word-processor

trial
type

almacn
N

procesador de

textos

prueba
V

mecanografiar

work

trabajador

workstation

estacin de

trabajo

U
unemployed

write off

ADJ

unemployment

dar de baja

desempleado

desempleo

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