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Profesor en Alcorcón

Business Vocabulary Crossword 7

Listen to the vocabulary, pronounce the words, memorize the list. Then, write the translation in English for the clues in Spanish. (Note that there are no spaces between the words in the crossword below.) Then press "Check" to check your answers.
(Find a test of this vocabulary by clicking on the word "cloze" above.)

in charge - (el responsable, encargado) in control, with general responsibility. A: Who's in charge of this disaster of a company? B: I'm afraid the boss is at the moment.
commitment - (compromiso, determinación) dedication to an activity. You have to make a commitment to develop your ideas if you want to succeed.
currency - (moneda) money in circulation. You probably use foreign currency instead of Venezuela's if you live there.
income - (ingresos) the money received from products or services. Are promotions in Spain accompanied by a substantial increase in income?
exchange rate - (tipo de cambio) what one currency costs in terms of another. The current exchange rate for 1 Pound sterling is 1.12 Euros.
loss - (perdida) an amount of money lost by a business. The company announced a loss of millions of dollars, which was terrible news.
output - (producción) an amount produced by a factory. Why are companies cutting output? I suppose it's because they're forecasting (pronóstico) lower demand (demanda) which would put a dent into it, wouldn't it? (put a dent = reducir la cantidad)
soft market - (mercado flojo) a market with more potential sellers than buyers. Brexit and trade wars do little to help improve a soft market.
share - (participación) a part of a whole or an equal part of a corporation; stock. Brexit is in a couple of months; I'll bet British companies' shares are down (bajo, caído) or off.
oust - (derrocar, expulsar) to forcefully remove someone from a position. Authoritarians have ousted leaders who believe in democracy everywhere lately.
slide - (disminuir) to decline or decrease. I'm no fortune teller, but I'll bet the British economy will slide quite a bit in the next few months.
be to blame - (tener la culpa) to be the reason or cause for something happening. There is no one in particular to blame for this mess (desastre).
upturn - (repunte, recuperación) an improvement in prices or business; to turn upwards. With the recession starting, there's nothing to do but patiently wait for the next economic upturn.
profit - (beneficio) money in business that is earned after expenses. It is everyone's objective to make a profit, and it should be every English student's goal to remember this word at least.
earnings - (ingresos) the amount of money someone or a company is paid for working. Earnings are down (bajo) because of a drop (caída) in demand.
order - (pedir, encargar) to request a delivery of something. We ordered two pizzas for lunch.
sales - (ventas) the number of items sold. There's been a dip (caída) in sales in the last six months.
nosedive - (caída en picado) a fast and sudden fall in prices, etc. Consumption (consumo) takes a nosedive every time we have an economic crisis.

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