ESL Business Vocabulary & Flashcards

ESL Business Vocabulary & Flashcards
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Decrease
To lessen or to lower.
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Count
To add up the number of something (i.e. to count items in your inventory).
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Charge
To use credit (credit card or line of credit) instead of cash to make a purchase.
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Cancel
To stop an order.
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Calculate
To add, subtract or otherwise do basic math.
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Buy
To purchase something or to exchange money for items/services.
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Borrow
To get a loan from a bank or business associate, specifically for money or equipment that will be paid or given back.
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Advertise
To promote a business to attract customers.
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Sales
A way to talk about the amount or price of items, goods, or services that are sold for payment to customers (i.e. our sales have improved this month).
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Salary
The money that an employee makes for their work at a business.
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Refund
When a customer returns an item to the business that sold it and, as a result, is given their payment back.
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Payment
Giving money in exchange for goods or services.
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Manager
A person who has more responsibility in a business and often supervisors other employees.
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Invoice
A written document that records a business order, sale, and price.
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Inventory
The stock of supplies that a business has available to sell.
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Employee
A person who works at a business.
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Department
A smaller division within a company with a special focus (i.e. customer service departments, shipping departments, etc).
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Delivery
When something that was sent arrives.
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Deadline
The date by which a product or item must be prepared, completed, and/or delivered.
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Customer
A person who purchases or orders from a company and who therefore pays for the goods.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Would you like to improve your English vocabulary related to business? Check out this set of flashcards! The set covers a comprehensive list of words related to business: commonly used terms; items one would find in a business; expected actions; and various types of workers. Review these flashcards to get a handle on the most common vocabulary you will need to know when working or discussing business.

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Customer
A person who purchases or orders from a company and who therefore pays for the goods.
Deadline
The date by which a product or item must be prepared, completed, and/or delivered.
Delivery
When something that was sent arrives.
Department
A smaller division within a company with a special focus (i.e. customer service departments, shipping departments, etc).
Employee
A person who works at a business.
Inventory
The stock of supplies that a business has available to sell.
Invoice
A written document that records a business order, sale, and price.
Manager
A person who has more responsibility in a business and often supervisors other employees.
Payment
Giving money in exchange for goods or services.
Refund
When a customer returns an item to the business that sold it and, as a result, is given their payment back.
Salary
The money that an employee makes for their work at a business.
Sales
A way to talk about the amount or price of items, goods, or services that are sold for payment to customers (i.e. our sales have improved this month).
Advertise
To promote a business to attract customers.
Borrow
To get a loan from a bank or business associate, specifically for money or equipment that will be paid or given back.
Buy
To purchase something or to exchange money for items/services.
Calculate
To add, subtract or otherwise do basic math.
Cancel
To stop an order.
Charge
To use credit (credit card or line of credit) instead of cash to make a purchase.
Count
To add up the number of something (i.e. to count items in your inventory).
Decrease
To lessen or to lower.
Deliver
To bring something that was sent from somewhere else (i.e. to deliver flowers is to bring them to the recipient's house).
Discount
To give a percentage or dollar amount off from the original price of an item (i.e. 25% off the cost, or $10 off the cost).
Increase
To make bigger or to enlarge.
Order
To call, write, or talk to someone to request a business service (i.e. to call and order a pizza or to order 25 copies of a book to sell in your bookstore).
Organize
To make things or information clean and structured, thereby making them easier to find.
Present
To display or to show.
Purchase
To buy an item or a service.
Sell
To give items or services away in exchange for money.
Accountant
A person who handles the numbers, the calculations, and the money/tax records for a business.
Bank Teller
A person who works at a bank and handles basic transactions (such as depositing and withdrawing money).
Computer Programmer
A person who works on computers and designs programs to be used and helpful for companies and customers.
Construction Worker
A person who works to build and repair buildings, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.
Customer Service Representative
A person who handles questions or problems from customers in order to help.
Doctor
A person who practices medicine and can help ill people, offer health guidance, and prescribe medical treatment.
Engineer
A person who designs products, machinery, and other items.
Lawyer
A person who practices law and represents the legal interests of individuals, businesses, and governments.
Nurse
A person who assists doctors in providing medical treatment.
Salesperson
A person whose job is to sell products to customers for a company.
Secretary
A person who does administrative work for a business, such as paperwork, billing, filing, and organization.
Teacher
A person whose job is to teach students, often in a classroom or school setting.

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