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Business English Word of the Week: Geschäftsenglisch

Yield meaning Harvest, Profit, Income, Revenue.

 

Law English Word of the Week: Recht Englisch

Consider meaning to Reflect, Contemplate, Cogitate, Ruminate, Think through carefully.

 

Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge

Salary / Gehalt = the money a professional gets per month.

WAGES and SALARIES Löhne und Gehälter = unskilled workers or semi-skilled workers are not normally salaried, but are on WAGES either per week or per month.

 

Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen

A contract is a written agreement between two or more parties.

 

Word of the day:

Humdrum means Dull, Boring, Routine, Unexciting, Monotonous.

 

Phrase of the day:

To have had a good innings“ means that a person has been alive for a long time. British, informal. —used to say that someone who has died lived a long life. „We’re sad she’s gone, but she had a good innings.“

 

Idiom of the day:

Hold your horses”, sometimes said as “Hold the horses”, meaning “wait” to be patient · to hold on · used for telling someone who is getting ahead of themselves to stop and consider their action or decision. The phrase is historically related to horse riding or travelling by horse, or driving a horse-drawn vehicle. A number of explanations, all unverified, have been offered for the origins of the phrase, dating back to usage in Ancient Greece.

 

British (B.E.) / American (A.E.) Vocabulary:

Lift (B.E.) / Elevator (A.E.) German = Fahrstuhl / Aufzug

 

Pronunciation tip:

Fruit (German Obst) not fru it = „Phroo -T“ listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnK5Ptd5vPQ

 

Slang word of the day:

Bamboozled (synonyms = Puzzled, Confused, Bewildered, Baffled, Perplexed).

 

Cockney rhyming slang:

I reckon you’re right a right load of Barry as in Barry White – guess what this means……

 

Quote of the week:

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left”. Quote from an Old Guitarist 1920’s Honey Boy Edwards?

My version: “Many years ago I started out with nothing, now look at me today, I still have most of it intact!