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Business Englisch – Verhandlungen

August 18th, 2019 Posted by Business Englisch, Business Englisch, Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen, Englisch Vokabeln, Tips, Unkategorisiert 0 thoughts on “Business Englisch – Verhandlungen”

Verhandlungen sind Alltag am Arbeitsplatz

Dies beginnt bereits mit der Aushandlung des Gehalts oder eines Bonusses, der Details im Arbeitsvertrag und Fristen zur Einreichung von Dokumenten und Projekten.

Es gibt Mittel und Wege, die Ihnen dabei helfen können, diese Verhandlungen für sich zu gewinnen. Zunächst sollten Sie so viele Informationen wie möglich zu Ihrem Gegenüber sammeln, sowohl über die Firma und den Beruf als auch zu Verhandlungsstrategien allgemein. Aber auch die richtigen Formulierungen und Vokabeln sind ausschlaggebend für eine erfolgreiche Verhandlung.

Die Grundlagen der Verhandlungsführung – wichtige und nützliche Phrasen

  • to bargain – Feilschen, die Konditionen einer Vereinbarung aushandeln, auch als Substantiv verwendbar
     Maybe you can try to bargain with him and get a better price – Versuche mit ihm zu feilschen, vielleicht macht er dir einen besseren Preis.
     I got this phone last week, it was a real bargain – Ich habe das Handy letzte Woche gekauft, es war ein echtes Schnäppchen.

  • The Bottom line – Unterm Strich – der wichtigste Faktor einer Verhandlung / eines Arguments
    The bottom line is, we cant go any higher with our offer than this – Unterm Strich gesagt, höher können wir mit unserem Angebot absolut nicht gehen.

  • The Alternative – Die Alternative – eine Lösung, die eventuell besser ist als die aktuelle
     We should take all alternatives into consideration before making a decision – wir sollten alle Alternativen in Betracht ziehen, bevor eine Entscheidung treffen

  • To reach consensus – Die Übereinstimmung – zu einer Einigung kommen, auch wenn es zunächst nicht danach aussah
     It took us all day but we finally reached consensus on the topic – Es hat zwar den halben Tag gedauert, aber wir stimmen endlich überein in dem Thema

  • Counter proposal – Der Gegenvorschlag – wenn sich Parteien nicht einigen können, hilft ein alternativer Lösungsansatz
     They accepted our counter proposal to their initial offer – Sie haben unseren Gegenvorschlag zu Ihrem ursprünglichen Angebot akzeptiert

  • Deadlock – Die Sackgasse – der Punkt in einer Verhandlung, an dem die Parteien sich nicht einigen können und die Verhandlung stockt
     We reached deadlock in our discussion, he just doesen´t get my point – wir haben eine Sackgasse in unserer Diskussion erreich, er versteht meine Sicht einfach nicht

  • Highball/ Lowball – entweder ein lächerlich hohes oder lächerlich niedriges Einstiegsangebot, das den Gegenüber dazu bringen kann, die eigene Position zu überdenken
    lowball prices are designed for 2 reasons…. to attract your attention, and to get you in the door. – Solch lächerlich niedriges Angebot dient nur zwei Zwecken, die Aufmerksamkeit zu erhalten und einen Fuß in die Tür zu bekommen.

  • Leverage – Das Druckmittel – etwas, dass die Verhandlung zu Ihren Gunsten beeinflusst
     The result was the loss of any possible negotiating leverage – Dadurch verlieren wir jegliches Druckmittel für die weitere Verhandlung
Englisch lernen über Kate and William

Kate and William’s New Prince

April 25th, 2018 Posted by Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen, Latest Big News 0 thoughts on “Kate and William’s New Prince”

UPDATE 27th of April 2018

The Royal baby’s name has been announced. The royal couple’s second son will be named Louis Arthur Charles and a tweet from Kensington Palace confirmed that the child will be known as His Royal highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

A NEW PRINCE HAS BEEN BORN

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their second son and third child earlier this week, the little prince is the 5th in line for the British throne. He was born on Monday the 22nd of April in London at St.Mary’s hospital.

The royal traditional Gun Salute was fired from the Tower of London and Hyde Park at 14:00 BST, a tradition that marks the birth of every prince and princess. You can see the video of the salute below:

It has been reported that the family has already gone home to Kensington Palace, but we will have to wait a bit longer for the name to be announced. As tradition demands,  the notice of the Prince’s birth has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The bookies‘ favorites are Arthur, James, Philip and Albert.

Duke              duk – der Herzog

Duchess         ˈdʌʧəs – die Herzogin

throne            θroʊn – der Thron

Gun Salute     gʌn səˈlut – die Salutschüsse

Palace ˈ            pæləs – der Palast

announced      əˈnaʊnst – angekündigt

revealed          rɪˈvild – etw. aufdecken

forecourt         fɔrkɔrt – der Vorplatz

notice               ˈnoʊtəs – die Benachrichtigung

bookies           ˈbʊkiz – die Buchmacher

 

 

Samsung heir freed

Samsung heir Freed

Februar 19th, 2018 Posted by Business Englisch, Business News, Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen 0 thoughts on “Samsung heir Freed”

Samsung’s heir Lee Jae-yong has been freed from jail after a South-Korean court suspended his five year sentence. Lee went to jail for bribing the country´s ex-president. The case came amidst growing anger against the country´s biggest companies and their influence on society. The Samsung Group consists of 60 interlinked companies and Samsung Electronics is regarded as the jewel. The decision, still, might be challenged in the country´s supreme court.

The original sentence was halved to two and a half years on Monday earlier this week. The remaining charges were suspended so that Lee doesn’t have to serve any more prison time,  but apparently he still plans on appealing against the remaining guilty verdicts. Lee was jailed for corruption last year, including bribery and embezzlement. He is accused of donating around €30 million to non-profit foundations in return for political favours.

The scandal brought to light the connection between family-run conglomerates and political power. It also brought with it, the downfall of former president Park Geun-hye. The foundations were operated by a close friend of the former president. Apparently Lee was seeking support for restructuring the company that would ultimately strengthen his position.

The outcome of this scandal was unexpected– that fact that Lee walks free, came rather as a big surprise to many. However,  Samsung will be relieved. Although the scandal showed no short term effect on share price or profit it would definitely have been more problematic in the long run to be without direction.

GLOSSARY

heir (eəʳ) – Erbe/in
to suspend (səˈspend) – etw aussetzen, einstellen
to bribe (braɪb) – jdn bestechen
influence (ˈɪnfluən(t)s) – der Einfluss
to regard (rɪˈgɑ:d) – betrachten
to challenge (ˈtʃælɪnʤ) – herausfordern, infrage stellen
remaining (rɪˈmeɪnɪŋ) – übrig, restlich, verbleibend
to appeal (əˈpi:l) – Einspurch einlegen, erheben
embezzlement (ɪmˈbezl̩mənt) – die Veruntreuung, Unterschlagung
to donate (də(ʊ)ˈneɪt) – etw spenden
in return (rɪˈtɜ:n) – im Gegenzug
favour (ˈfeɪvəʳ) – der Gefallen
conglomerate (kənˈglɒməreɪt) – ds Konglomerat, Mischkonzern
downfall (daʊnfɔ:l) – der Untergang, Ruin, Sturz
outcome (aʊtkʌm) – das Ergebnis, Resultat
unexpected (ˌʌnɪkˈspektɪd) – unerwartet, unvorhergesehen
relieved (rɪˈli:vd) – erleichtert
share price (ʃeəʳ praɪs) – der Aktienpreis, Aktienkurs

28 hour working week

28 Hour Working Week

Februar 19th, 2018 Posted by Business Englisch, Business News, Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen 0 thoughts on “28 Hour Working Week”

German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week for a better work-life balance. IG Metal, Europe´s largest trade union, won the battle for its workers. The collective deal covers around 90.000 metal and engineering workers. It is a victory after three 24-hour strikes, called by IG Metal, in which more than 15.000 workers from 80 companies participated.

At the moment the decision only affects people in south-western state of Baden-Württemberg but it is expected to bring changes in other industries all over Germany as well. From next year on workers can opt to take the 28-hour week for up to two years. It offers more flexibility in general – employers have the right to offer a 40-hour contract to more workers.

The head of employer´s association for the industry, Rainer Dugler, said this victory is a first step in the right direction and lays the foundation for a flexible working time system. The trend goes towards more free time and less pay. The decision was made in response to gig economy where people are able to control their own working hours much more easily.

Furthermore, it reflects the self-confidence among trade unions in Germany. This topic is one of the biggest industrial disputes in the metalwork sector in three decades. It gives employers who usually work in shifts the opportunity to spend more time with their family, to look after their aging parents or young children.

GLOSSARY

trade union (treɪd ˈju:njən) – die Gewerkschaft
battle (ˈbætl̩) – der Kampf, Gefecht
collective deal (kəˈlektɪv di:l) – Sammelabkommen, gemeinsames Abkommen
victory (ˈvɪktəri) – der Sieg
to participate (pɑ:ˈtɪsɪpeɪt) – sich beteiligen, teilnehmen
to expect (ɪkˈspekt) – jdn/etw erwarten, mit etw/jdm rechnen
to opt (ɒpt) – sich für etw entscheiden, wählen
to offer (ˈɒfəʳ) – etw anbieten, bieten
contract (ˈkɒntrækt) – der Vertrag
head (hed) – hier: die Leitung, Vorsitzende(r)
foundation (ˌfaʊnˈdeɪʃən) – die Basis, Grundlage
working hour (ˈwɜ:kɪŋ aʊəʳ) – die Arbeitszeit
to reflect (rɪˈflekt) – wiederspiegeln, etw zeigen
self-confidence (self- ˈkɒnfɪdən(t)s) – das Selbstvertrauen, Sicherheit
dispute (dɪˈspju:t) – die Debatte, Streit
shift (ʃɪft) – die Schicht

 

Emissions and Monkeys Scandal

EMISSIONS AND MONKEYS

Februar 5th, 2018 Posted by Business Englisch, Business News, Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen 0 thoughts on “EMISSIONS AND MONKEYS”

Car Exhaust Test in Germany

Apparently German carmakers have been involved in the latest scandal to hit the automotive industry in which car emissions tests were carried out on monkeys and humans by letting them inhale diesel fumes. The tests were made by a body, the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT), funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. The German government has denounced those experiments and called them abominable.

The EUGT was designed to counter a 2012 decision by the World Health Organisation to classify diesel exhaust as a carcinogen. The body was dissolved by carmakers last year. Daimler condemned the experiments and Volkswagen is still embroiled in a scandal about them giving false diesel emission data. BMW as well has distanced itself from the experiments.

In the experiment monkeys were exposed to fumes in an air-tight chamber in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later the media reported that humans had been tested the same way. Carmakers connected to the study have fired those in charge or at least relieved them from some of their duties. The level of pollution is still too high in 10 German cities therefore the vehicles are likely to be banned from the pollution hotspots.

GLOSSARY

carmaker (kɑ:ʳ,ˈmeɪkəʳ) – der Autohersteller

diesel fume (fju:m) – die Dieselabgase

body (ˈbɒdi) – hier: das Gremium, das Organ, die Einrichtung

to denounce (dɪˈnaʊn(t)s) – etw anprangern

abominable (əˈbɒmɪnəbl̩) – furchtbar, schrecklich, widerwärtig

to counter (ˈkaʊntəʳ) – etw/jdm widersprechen, kontern

to classify (ˈklæsɪfaɪ) – etw klassifizieren, einordnen

exhaust (ɪgˈzɔ:st) – die Abgase, der Auspuff

carcinogen (kɑ:ˈsɪnəʤən) – der Krebserreger

to dissolve (dɪˈzɒlv) – sich auflösen

to condemn (kənˈdem) – etw verurteilen

to embroil (ɪmˈbrɔɪl) – jdn hineinziehen, verwickeln

to expose (ɪkˈspəʊz) – jdn etw aussetzen, preisgeben

air-tight (eəʳ-taɪt) – luftdicht

in charge (tʃɑ:ʤ) – verantwortlich, federführend

to relieve (rɪˈli:v) – hier: jdn entheben, befreien von

duty (ˈdju:ti) – die Pflicht

pollution (pəˈlu:ʃən) – die Verschmutzung

Us Government Shutdown

US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Januar 28th, 2018 Posted by Business Englisch, Business News, Englisch kostelos lernen, Englisch lernen 0 thoughts on “US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN”

The 2018 shutdown of the United States federal government began at midnight EST on Saturday, January 20th and ended on the evening of Monday, January 22nd and it was a hot topic which was being discussed worldwide. Much of the blame has been directed to Donald Trump and the Republicans in general but also towards the American political system.

Congress failed to pass a new government funding law before the old one expired thus the shutdown began. Democrats and Republicans disagreed about DACA (Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals). This program protects unauthorized immigrants that were brought to the US as children. The Trump administration decided to end this program. As a reaction to that the Democrats said they would withhold their support on new funding laws unless there was some progress on a deal protecting the DACA recipients.

A government shutdown does not mean that the entire government shuts down, military and law enforcement activities continued. Furthermore, social checks were still sent out and air traffic controllers went to work as well. However, nonessential activities were halted and employees were furloughed. It was an inconvenience to the people. Hashtag #TrumpShutdown was the top trending hashtag on Saturday.

The government has shut down 18 times in modern history but Trump is the first president to suffer a shutdown despite the fact that his party controls both houses of Congress. What’s more, the shutdown began on the anniversary of Trump taking office one year ago. Democrats agreed to end the shutdown after promises made by the Republicans regarding DACA. The shutdown ended with a new law for funding for the next two and half weeks. Democrats and Republicans will try to reach an agreement by February the 8th.

President Donald Trump said, after the shutdown, that it was a big win for him and his party. According to him, the Democrats caved in and the White House went on to publicly blame the Democrats for the shutdown. Allegedly they even had a message on the answering machine saying they can´t answer the phone right now because the Democrats are keeping the funding hostage.

 

GLOSSARY

government shutdown (ˈgʌvənmənt ʃʌtdaʊn) – die Stillegung der Regierung

EST – Eastern Standard Time

evening (ˈi:vnɪŋ) – der Abend

blame (bleɪm) – die Schuld

in general (in ˈʤenərəl) – allgemein, grundsätzlic, generell

funding law (ˈfʌndɪŋ lɔ:) – das Förderungsgesetz, Aufbringung von Mitteln

to expire (ɪkˈspaɪəʳ) – ablaufen, enden

to defer (dɪˈfɜ:ʳ) – verschieben, verzögern, vertagen

to withhold (wɪθˈhəʊld) – etw zurückalten, vorenthalten

recipient (rəˈsɪpiənt) – der Empfänger

law enforcement (lɔ: ɪnˈfɔ:smənt) – die Strafverfolgung, der Gesetztesvollzug

employee (ɪmˈplɔɪi:) – der/die Angestellte, Mitarbeiter/in

to furlough (ˈfɜ:ləʊ) – jdn beurlauben

inconvenience (ˌɪnkənˈvi:niən(t)s) – die Unannehmlichkeit

despite (dɪˈspaɪt) – trotz

to take office (teɪk ˈɒfɪs) – sein Amt antreten, ein Amt übernehmen

to cave in (keɪv ɪn) – einbrechen, nachgeben, klein beigeben

 

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