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Office items

Binder clips – Small metal clips used for holding together sheets of paper.
Calculator – A device used for performing mathematical calculations.
Calendar – A chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, used for planning and scheduling.
Chair – A seat with a backrest and usually four legs, used for sitting at a desk.

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German to English false friends

Aktuell – current/up-to-date
Art – kind/type

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Sustainability – The ability to maintain or improve environmental, social, and economic well-being for present and future generations.
Climate Change – The long-term shift in global weather patterns, including rising temperatures, increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and rising sea levels.
Carbon Footprint – The amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are released as a result of human activities, such as transportation and energy use.

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Airport technical level 1

Airline Lounge – The area of the airport reserved for members of certain airline programs or passengers traveling in certain classes.
Airline Ticket Counter – The desk where passengers can purchase tickets for a flight.
Airplane – The vehicle used for air transportation of passengers and cargo.
Airplane Catering – The food and beverage service provided on a flight.

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Business English short list

Balance Sheet – A financial statement that reports assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity on a specific date.
Benchmarking – a process by which a company compares its performance with that of high-performing organizations
Budget – an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.
bullying – Repeated, systematic efforts to inflict harm through physical, verbal, or social attack on a weaker person.
Business Cycle – Fluctuations in economic activity, such as employment and production

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Commercial real estate

Absentee Landlord – A property owner who does not live on or near the property and relies on a property manager to oversee its operation.
Absorption – The rate at which available commercial space is leased or purchased over a specific period of time.
Amortization – The gradual repayment of a commercial loan through a series of regular payments.
Appraisal – The process of estimating the value of a property for a specific purpose, such as for a mortgage or insurance purposes.

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Financial terms

Accounting equation – Assets = Liabilities + Equity.
Accounts payable – Amounts owed to suppliers for goods or services purchased on credit.
Accounts receivable – Amounts due from customers for services already provided.
Assets – Things of value owned by the business. Examples include cash, machines, and buildings. To their owners, assets possess service potential or utility that can be measured and expressed in money terms.
Balance sheet – Financial statement that lists a company’s assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity (including dollar amounts) as of a specific moment in time.

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Elevator technical

Access control – A system that restricts access to certain floors or areas of a building using an elevator.
Accessibility – The design and installation of elevators to accommodate people with disabilities or limited mobility.
Alarm – The audible signal that alerts passengers and building occupants in case of an emergency or malfunction of the elevator.
Breakdown – A malfunction or failure of an elevator that requires immediate repair or replacement.

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60 common verbs and their past tense

begin – began
bite – bit
blow – blew
break – broke
bring – brought

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Vocabulary for young learners grade 6

accumulate – to increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or gather
adapt – to adjust or change to suit conditions
adequate – enough, sufficient
adjacent – next to or adjoining something else

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Vocabulary for young learners grade 5

although – despite the fact that
among – (prep) in or through the middle of a group of people or things
arrive – to reach a place
attention – focusing awareness on a narrowed range of stimuli or events
beautiful* – extremely attractive to look at

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Vocabulary from Market leader Upper intermediate

Bankrupt – (adj.) in a state of financial ruin; (v.) to ruin financially; (n.) one who has been ruined financially
discount – The amount by which the regular price of an item is reduced
equity – the capital that a company has from shares
equity capital – capital in the form of shares, not debt

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Consulting terms

5,000 mile view – A phrase used to describe a high-level, summary view of the situation. 5,000 can be replaced by any large number to indicate the same thing
80/20 rule – Belief that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes; in consulting, this term is used to imply that 80% of an assignment can be finished in 20% of the time
Action Plan – A plan specifying how certain actions should occur, by what date, and by whom

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Human Resources vocabulary

1-on-1s – It’s a private meeting in which a manager and an employee speak individually. also known as sync-ups. they are valuable opportunities for participants to be heard and to align goals or strategies. Ideally, should be casual and regular – about once a week or so.
360 feedback – Feedback gathered from an employee, their peers, and their reports, as well as their managers. This allows employees to see what others collectively identify as their strengths and opportunities for growth.

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Business English Terms – advanced

10-Year Treasury Note – A debt obligation issued by the United States government that matures in 10 years.
30-Year Treasury – A U.S. Treasury debt obligation that has a maturity of 3 decades.
51% Attack – When more than half of the computing power of a cryptocurrency network is controlled by a single entity or group

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handouts (phr) – money or goods given by to certain groups of population that require it, usually the less financially secure ones.
accrue (v) – to increase over a period of time.
apt (adj.) – appropriate, fitting
cognitive (adj.)- related to mind, thinking and reasoning

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Maritime vocabulary

ABS – a U.S. classification society that certifies if a ship is in compliance with standard rules of construction and maintenance.
anchorage – Port charge relating to a vessel moored at approved sites in a harbor.
apron – The area immediately in front of or behind a wharf shed on which cargo is lifted. On the front, cargo is unloaded from or loaded onto a ship. Behind the shed, cargo moves over the rear into and out of railroad cars.

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Front End and Design vocab

Affordance – When a control behaves as its appearance suggests.
Animation – A simulation of movement by the rapid appearance of images in sequence.
Anti-aliasing – Smoothing the jagged appearance of diagonal lines in a bitmapped image. The pixels that surround the edges of the line are changed to varying shades of gray or color in order to blend the sharp edge into the background. This technique is also called “dithering.”
Background images – pictures or patterns that appear behind graphical user interface elements on a web page.

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Airport technical vocabulary

ACCELERATE-STOP DISTANCE AVAILABLE (ASDA) – The runway plus stopway length declared available for the acceleration and deceleration of an aircraft aborting a takeoff.

ALERT AREA – Airspace which may contain a high volume of pilot training activities or an unusual type of aerial activity, neither of which is hazardous to aircraft.

CONTROLLED FIRING AREA – Airspace wherein activities are conducted under conditions so controlled as to eliminate hazards to nonparticipating aircraft and to ensure the safety of persons or property on the ground.

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Project Management vocab

Accept – A response to a threat where no course of action is taken.
Acceptance – The formal process of accepting delivery of a deliverable or a product.
Acceptance criteria – The requirements and essential conditions that have to be achieved before a deliverable is accepted.
Accrual – Work done for which payment is due but has not been made.

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Sales Vocab

ABC – “Always Be Closing.” An antiquated sales strategy that basically says everything a sales rep does throughout the sales process is in pursuit toward the singular goal of closing a deal.
Adoption process – Another way of saying “the buying process.” The stages a potential buyer goes through, from learning about a new product or service to either becoming a loyal customer or rejecting it. The potential buyer may or may not end up purchasing/adopting that product or service.
AIDA – An acronym used in Sales that stands for Attention/Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action. They are the four steps of the now somewhat-outdated Purchase Funnel

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