Jargon

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One of the most important things a business translator needs to do, is keep up with the latest jargon. This can be easier said than done. Even when you keep up to date with news items and regularly read business media, you still occasionally come across a term that stops you in your tracks. Especially if this term, as is often the case, is written in English but in, for example, a German company report. You might understand the English word, but you need to work out what the original German author meant by it, and that could be something completely different! Research and context are the keys to solving the mystery.

This article by Joe Miller on BBC News takes a lighthearted look at some of the current jargon and tries to decipher it.

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