Easy, Key Phrases to Impress Business Clients Abroad

Easy, Key Phrases to Impress Business Clients Abroad
Easy, Key Phrases to Impress Business Clients Abroad
Whether you’re in international business, or just occasionally make business trips overseas, chances are you’re in need of a language lesson. We’ve put together a handful of common phrases for some of the most prominent languages in the business world. Use this handy reference guide to bridge the language divide and impress your business clients abroad.

Japanese

Introduce yourself, speak greetings, and more with these phrases.
Watashi no namae wa Jones desu.: My name is Jones. (formal) (Audio)
Jones desu.: My name is Jones. (colloquial)
Hajimemashite: Hello, I am pleased to make your acquaintance. (Audio)
Ohayogozaimasu: Good morning. (Audio)
Konnichiwa: Good day. (Audio)
Kombanwa: Good evening. (Audio)
Domo arigato gozaimashita.: Goodbye. (Audio)
Sayonara: Farewell. (long term, final) (Audio)
Doitashimashite: It’s my pleasure. (Audio)
Sumimasen: Excuse me. (Audio)
Anatano namae wa nan desu ka?: What is your name? (Audio)
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.: Pleased to meet you. (Pronounciation)
Bengoshi to sodan shitai desu.: I want to consult a lawyer.

Spanish

Check out these phrases for a lesson in sharing your card, meetings, and running late.
Me gustaría tener una reunión con…: I’d like to arrange a meeting with… (Audio)
¿Está usted libre para vernos…?: Are you free to meet…? (Audio)
¿Cómo se va a su oficina?: How do I get to your office? (Audio)
Tengo una cita con…: I have an appointment with… (Audio)
Aquí tiene mi tarjeta: Here is my card. (Audio)
Es un gran placer para mí conocerle(la) por fin: I’m delighted to meet you at last. (Audio)
Siento llegar tarde, el vuelo ha venido con retraso.: I’m sorry I’m late, my flight was delayed.
Permítame presentarle a…?: May I introduce you to…? (Audio)
Con quién hablo?: To whom am I speaking? (Audio)
Acusamos recibo de…: We acknowledge receipt of…
Con relación a nuestra conversación telefónica.: With regard to our telephone conversation.
Le adjunta…/Le adjuntamos…: Please find enclosed…

German

Communicate in business German with the help of these phrases.
Ich möchte eine Besprechung mit… ausmachen: I’d like to arrange a meeting with… (Audio)
Haben Sie Zeit für eine Besprechung…?: Are you free to meet…? (Audio)
Wie komme ich zu Ihrem Büro?: How do I get to your office? (Audio)
Ich habe einen Termin mit Herrn/Frau…: I have an appointment with Herr/Frau… (Audio)
Ich bin… Hier ist meine Karte.: I’m … Here is my card. (Audio)
Schön, daß wir uns endlich persönlich kennenlernen.: I’m delighted to meet you at last. (Audio)
Entschuldigen Sie, daß ich zu spät komme.: I’m sorry I’m late. (Audio)
Darf ich Ihnen…vorstellen?: May I introduce you to…? (Audio)
Darf ich Sie zum Essen einladen?: Can I offer you dinner? (Audio)
Haben Sie einen Termin?: Do you have an appointment? (Audio)
Ich möchte Herrn/Frau Smith sprechen.: I’d like to speak with Mr./Mrs. Smith. (Audio)
Kann ich eine Nachricht hinterlassen?: Can I leave a message? (Audio)
Ich möchte Sie bitten, mir mitzuteilen, ob…I’m writing to ask if… (Audio)
Ich würde mich sehr freuen, bald von Ihnen zu hören.: I look forward to hearing from you soon. (Audio)
Ich bin froh, Sie kennenzulernen.: Pleased to meet you. (Audio)
Wie heißen Sie?: What is your name? (Audio)
Wie geht es Ihnen?: How are you? (Audio)

French

This collection of phrases includes setting up meetings, introductions, and greetings.
J’aimerais connaître votre avis sur…: I’d like to know your opinion on … (Audio)
Je suis prêt à…: I’m prepared to… (Audio)
Je peux…si vous voulez.: I can…if you like. (Audio)
Je serais (très) heureux de…: I’d be very happy to… (Audio)
J’aimerais fixer une réunion avec…: I’d like to arrange a meeting with… (Audio)
Êtes-vous libre pour rencontrer…?: Are you free to meet…? (Audio)
Pour aller à votre bureau?: How do I get to your office? (Audio)
J’ai rendez-vous avec…: I have an appointment with… (Audio)
Je suis enchanté(e) de faire enfin votre connaissance!: I’m delighted to meet you at last! (Audio)
Je voudrais vous présenter à…: May I introduce you to… (Audio)

Russian

With this collection of phrases, you’ll get a quick lesson in business Russian.
Kak vas zovut?: What is your name? (formal) (Audio)
Kak tebya zovut?: What is your name? (informal) (Audio)
Menya zovut John.: My name is John. (Audio)
Ochen priyatno.: Pleased to meet you. (Audio)
Kak vam nravitsya Rossiya?: How do you like Russia? (formal) (Audio)
Chto vy zanimatsya?: What do you do? (formal) (Audio)

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