This pocket-sized reference emphasizes Spanish commercial vocabulary with
terms and translations covering banking, labor and management, accounting,
transportation, manufacturing, communications media, computers, electronic
data processing, and much more.
Text: English, Spanish (translation)
Original Language: German
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (February 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812098269
- ISBN-13: 978-0812098266
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review:
I use my Spanish language skills on occasion at work, and I have found this
book's wealth of words and phrases to be useful. Spanish words and phrases are
set forth with their English translation, most of the time with Spanish/English
sample sentences. However, organization and perspective are lacking. There are
27 thematic topics and various subtopics in each topic. These topics and
subtopics and the words or phrases themselves are not alphabetized. There are no
insights, commentary, or tables. I give this book 4 stars (barely) because I am
an information hound and because there is at least an index, although Spanish to
English only. However, people who want more organization, explanation, and
creative helpfulness may not find it as palatable as they would like.
Very thorough as far as words used in various business types, but very
straightforward (boring). Not enough real life examples for my liking. Any more
cut and dry and it would be a dictionary. Blah. I'll use it for reference than
as a study guide as I had intended.
I am a business translator, and have bought every English-Spanish dictionary
published for almost 25 years now. This dictionary has only 3,500 entries, and
was translated in 1997 from a 1995 German book. Hence, the book is not current,
is very limited in scope, and worse of all, not even oriented towards English or
I gave it two stars because its sample sentences may be helpful for beginners.
This book will be of no use to anyone of an intermediate of advanced level in
either language. It is completely inadequate for business translators.
I recommend your buying one or both of the following: Webster's New World
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Business Dictionary, or The Oxford Spanish
Business Dictionary. If you only need one, then buy Webster's New World
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Business Dictionary. Do not buy Mastering
Spanish Business Vocabulary : A Thematic Approach, unless you are aware of and
accept these limitations.
This book is very helpful. I read it before studying marketing for a year in
Mexico. It helped me get a grasp on the vocabulary in my classes.
Later I was offered a job because I spoke Spanish and knew about business. This
book helped forge the foundation of an international business career.
Currently I manage an import/export business in Monterrey, Mexico. This book has
been extremely helpful.
I highly reccomended this book to a professor at the University of Tennessee for
required reading use in his classes. (Spanish for Business)
This book has proven very benificial to me. I am in the process of moving to
South America with my employer. I am a Human Resource Manager and this book has
helped me greatly with my spanish buisness vocabulary. Another book that I have
found to be even more indispensable for me and a definite "5" star is the book
"Spanish for Human Resources Managers."