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Glossary Mining - Part 5: Getting Down to Business

By Lee Wright,
American Translators Association,
Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.

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See also:
Glossary Mining - Part 1
Glossary Mining - Down Tunnel No. 2
Glossary Mining - Part 3: Digging for Buried Treasure

Glossary Mining - Part 4: Making It Legal
Glossary Mining - Part 5: Getting Down to Business
Glossary Mining - Part 6: Science from A to Z
Glossary Mining - Part 7: Brush Up Your English


As indicated in the title, this installment will focus on Internet resources in various business-related subjects: accounting, advertising and marketing, banking and financial, economics, investments, real estate, shipping, and taxes. Although there are undoubtedly many resources in all major languages, these Web sites primarily involve English and Spanish. I’ll start with a few sites that deal with general business topics.

English

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/business/specials/glossary/index.html

http://www.allbusiness.com/glossary/glossary.asp

http://www.internationalbusinessstrategies.com/

Business reports

Spanish

http://www.legiscomex.com/Glosario.asp?Letra=A

http://www.degerencia.com/glosario.php

Bilingual

http://www.usergioarboleda.edu.co/.../GLOSARIO/A.htm

Trilingual

http://www.intracen.org/tfs/docs/glossary/as.htm

Accounting - English

http://www.nysscpa.org/prof_library/guide.htm

http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/.../accounting-tax-glossary.html

Also includes tax accounting information.

http://www.smbiz.com/sbgl001.html + http://www.smbiz.com/sbgl002.html

http://www.ventureline.com/glossary_A.asp

Downloadable version in PDF available for purchase @ $16.95.

http://www.principlesofaccounting.com/

On-line book with glossaries

Accounting - Spanish

http://www.contabilidad.tk/

This is a complete book on the subject; very well written and detailed.

http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/ctc/index.htm

http://www.cubaindustria.cu/.../Glosario_Indice.htm#A

Very extensive definitions of many terms, but also extremely slow access.

Accounting - Bilingual

http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/.../index.htm

http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/.../accounting-spanish-english/

http://www.mhhe.com/.../chapterindex22.htm

http://baseportal.com/baseportal/glosario/main

Puerto Rican terminology

Finance, including banking and investments, is another subject with extensive Internet resources. Here’s just a small sampling of what’s out there in cyberspace.

English

http://www.bloomberg.com/invest//glossary/bfglosa.htm

http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/dbtc/index.htm

http://www.specialinvestor.com/dictionary/a.html

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/definitions.asp?channelid=23

http://minneapolisfed.org/glossary.cfm

http://www.finance-glossary.com/search/

http://www.forbes.com/tools/glossary/glossary.jhtml?letter=a

http://www.frbsf.org/tools/glossary/glossReg.html

Also covers economics.

http://www.investopedia.com/dictionary/

http://www.investordictionary.com/dictionary/terms/a.aspx

These last two are good for investment terminology.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/tutorials/statements/

http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/begfinstmtguide.htm

And these are excellent for information about financial statement terms.

Spanish

http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/dic-cs.htm

http://www.banamex.com/esp/finanzas/glosario/index.html

http://www.mexder.com.mx/MEX/Glosario.html

Stock market derivatives

http://training.itcilo.it/actrav/finance/hedderwick/glos.htm

http://www.mastercard.com/.../glosario/index.html

http://www.citibank.com/citigroup/.../glosario.pdf

Bilingual

http://www.bolsar.com/.../Diccionario/diccionario.aspx?letra=A

http://www.futuros.com/glosario.html

http://www.thectr.com/glossary/spanish.htm

Stock market terminology

http://www.eumed.net/.../glosario_de_mercados_financieros.htm

http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/.../index.htm

http://www.spanish-translator-services.com/.../a/index.htm

http://www.finanzas.com/glosario/buscador.asp?l=A&id=0

Economics is another well-represented subject on the Web, as evidenced by the following sites:

English

http://economics.about.com/.../Glossary_..._Economics_Dictionary.htm

http://www.fcom-udep.net/gloster.html

http://www.auburn.edu/~johnspm/gloss/

http://economics.about.com/cs/econometrics/l/blglossary.htm

http://www.elsalvadortrade.com.sv/html/glosario.html

http://econterms.com/econtent.html

http://www.contabilidad.tk/

Despite this site’s URL, it actually deals with macroeconomics rather than accounting.

http://www.johnwiley.com.au/highered/eco2e/micro/student-res/glossary.html

Spanish

http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/jph/index.htm

This one has very detailed definitions and explanations of the terms.

http://training.itcilo.it/actrav/finance/hedderwick/glos.htm

http://www.glosarium.com/list/12/1,A,,xhtml

http://www.2001.com.ve/glosario_economico.asp

The fourth most popular topic is taxes, and there are quite a number of sites on this subject. Here are just a few of them.

English

http://www.taxgaga.com/pages/c-taxresources/dir-glossary.html

http://www.hrblock.com/taxes/fast_facts/glossary/tax_glossary.jsp

http://finance.yahoo.com/taxes/glossary/a

http://www.completetax.com/taxguide/glossary/glossary.asp

Spanish

http://www.sii.cl/diccionario_tributario/dicc_a.htm

http://www.eumed.net/cursecon/dic/dbtc/index.htm

http://www.dgii.gov.do/legislacion/glosariotrib.html

http://www.impuestum.com/glosario/

This last one is for Mexican terminology.

http://tribunal.mef.gob.pe/glosariotributos.htm

And this is from Peru.

Bilingual

http://tribunal.mef.gob.pe/glosariotributos.htm

There are also a few sites that deal with real estate terminology, such as the following ones:

English

http://www.atrea.com/.../UCAGlosario.jsp?marca_blanca=terra

Spanish

http://www.rogueinvestor.com/Spanish/

http://www.ginniemae.gov/homezone/brainfood/sp_glossary.html

Bilingual

http://www.euroresidentes.com/.../spanish-real-estate-glossary.htm

Marketing and advertising are likewise represented with a number of sites but only for Spanish.

http://www.marketingdirecto.com/.../lista_terminos.php?inicial=all

http://www.hipermarketing.com/.../nivel2glosario.html

http://www.fcom-udep.net/gloster.html

This one is actually bilingual.

http://www.portal-industrial.com.ar/.../main/49/event=view

And this one contains Argentine terminology.

Completing the business scenario are Internet sites that deal with a number of other subjects.

Shipping

http://www.marad.dot.gov/Publications/glossary/A.html

http://www.apparelsearch.com/definitions/Definition_List_Shipping.htm

http://www.proexport.com.co/.../NewsDetail.asp?ID=1579&IDCompany=16

Foreign Trade and Customs

http://www.elsalvadortrade.com.sv/html/glosario.html

http://www.taric.es/services/glosario/glosario.asp

http://www.aduanet.gob.pe/aduanas/glosario/glosarioA-Z.htm

http://www.aduana.islagrande.cu/glosa1.htm

http://kompass.cl/glosario_comex

Project Management

http://maxwideman.com/pmglossary/index.htm

Public Administration

http://www.unmsm.edu.pe/ogp/ARCHIVOS/Glosario/Inda.htm

Mortgages

http://www.atrea.com/.../UCAGlosario.jsp?marca_blanca=terra

Leasing

http://www.leasingbancolombia.com/leasing/glosario/glosario.asp

Last but not least, as can be seen from the URL, this site contains the multilingual glossary of the International Monetary Fund (German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese).

http://www.imf.org/external/np/term/index.asp?index=esl&index_langid=3

And this is the URL for the IMF’s Spanish-to-English glossary:

http://www.imf.org/.../browse.asp?letter=A&index_langid=3&index=esl

The next installment of this series will feature Web sites that provide terminology and other resources on the sciences, including medicine.

 

This article was originally published in The ATA Chronicle.
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