Business Spanish Vocabulary

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Why Spanish?

Above all, Spanish is an important global business language, and if you’re a global player then you’ve got to know it like a pro. So, Wanderlust Spanish online will teach you how to speak and write business and conversational. How? By listening and repeating examples. And also, by getting in touch with the slang of the world of work.

However, we know maybe you’ll work with English speakers. But, when you live in a foreign country, it’s always extremely helpful know the basics of this world. On one hand, because it’s a way to showing respect to the culture. On the other hand, because you’ll hear these words not only in your job, but in life. When you buy, when you pay, when you call for a fix in your flat. That’s why we wrote this post, to help you in this sense.

Firstly, in the modern world, many businesses operate on a global scale. The ability to communicate effectively with international organizations is essential. In addition, as the second most commonly spoken native language in the entire world, the Spanish language has an important role to play. Its prevalence means that it is often used as a lingua franca. For this reason, knowledge of the kind of Spanish used in business situations is extremely valuable to companies. This applies whether they carry out the majority of their business in Spanish or not. Therefore, studying business Spanish can improve a person’s career prospects, regardless of where in the world they are located.

And because we know at present one of the best ways to work is by being a digital nomad, all this learning gains more importance. Actually, at present, cities like Buenos Aires or Medellin are top-rated in the ranking of Digital Nomads life.

Key phrases to improve your Business Spanish Vocabulary

So, these 5 key phrases will make sure you know what kind of business or work contract you’re agreeing to with an employer or business!

1. estar contratado/a — to have a contract
2. jornada completa o parcial — full-time or part-time schedule
3. contrato fijo/indefinido — a permanent work contract
4. contrato temporal — a temporary or short-term work contract
5. prácticas — internship

Specific terms

There are a lot of things to learn to do business in a Spanish-speaking country or even at home. This isn’t the be all end all list. However, these words are commonly used in meetings all over. These are general phrases, as industry-specific phrases and vocabulary will follow.

Bear marketBolsa bajista
Bull marketBolsa alcista
Blue-chip stocksValores de primera clase
Board of directorsJunta directiva
BondBono
BuyerComprador/a
Cash marketMercado al contado
Cash on delivery (COD)Pago contra entrega
Chamber of commerceCámara de comercio
Commission merchant or agentComisionista
Common carrierTransportista común
Confirmed irrevocable letter of creditCarta de crédito irrevocable y confirmada
Consumer goodsBienes de consumo
DebtDeuda
Delivery dateFecha de entrega
Delivery pointPunto de entrega
DistributorDistribuidor/a
Due dateFecha de vencimiento

Financial Industry

So, here are a few keywords to know for the financial industry. You’re still going to have to deal with basic financial language (whether you’re buying a home, getting auto insurance, or trying to obtain your credit report).

Industria financiera – Financial industry


Tarifa ajustable —–Adjustable rate


Anualidades —–Annuities


Seguro de coche—-Auto insurance


Informe de credito—-Credit report


Tasa de interes—–Interest rate


Hipoteca—-Mortgage

Bienes raíces—-Real estate

Acciones—-Stocks

Bolsa de Valores —-Stock market

Jubilación——Retirement

Impuesto—Tax

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Slang

Specifically, in Buenos Aires, there are some words that can be used in the world of works, but not by the companies. These are the words you can use with your co-workers in order to talk about the job. And when you look for a job.

Laburo – job

Sueldo – salary

Jefe/Jefa – boss

Compañeros/ Compañeras – co workers

After – Beers after your workday

In conclusion, we’ll be happy to help you with improving your Spanish. Remember that learning Spanish is not only gains a new skill, it’s also being able to see the world from another point of view. That’s why we love so much to teach Spanish. Besides, we really love languages.

So, if you want to learn more about this, contact us. Because you can try our free class of 30 minutes to get to know us. And if you like it, schedule the best times for you to start in this race. Hope to see you soon!

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