This chapter consists of a list of business vocabulary in Dutch. Business Dutch will become useful when doing business with a Dutch speaker. The chapter will discuss vocabulary related to job titles, small talk, which is important in the Dutch business culture, and meetings.
Job titles in Dutch
When applying for a job it is important to know what position there are in a company. Below you will find some examples of job titles in Dutch.
|Head of Department||Afdelingshoofd|
|Chief Executive Officer (CEO)||
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
|Chief Financial Officer (CFO)||
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
|Supervisory Board||Raad van Toezicht|
|Production Manager||Productie Manager|
|Managing Partner||Managing Partner|
|Senior Executive||Senior executive|
Small Talk in Dutch
The Dutch love to small talk about the weather. Having small talk with a potential business partner could be important, the sentences below will show you how to start a conversation.
|Nice to meet you.||Leuk u te ontmoeten.|
|Please, take a seat.||Neemt u plaats.|
|May I introduce you to...||Mag ik u voorstellen aan ...|
|How was your journey?||Hoe was uw reis?|
|Can I get you something to drink?||Kan ik u iets te drinken aanbieden?|
|Lovely day today, isn’t it?||Lekker weer vandaag, toch?|
|Did you have a pleasant flight?||Heeft u een prettige vlucht gehad?|
Vocabulary related to meetings in Dutch
'Een vergadering' (a meeting) in Dutch can be an important moment to discuss certain issues or agenda points. Below you will find a list of vocabulary related to meetings.
|to hold a meeting||een vergadering houden|
|to address an issue||een probleem bespreken|
|to attend a meeting||een vergadering bijwonen|
|the agenda||de agenda|
|the minutes||de minuten|
|to record the minutes||de minuten noteren|
|at short notice||op korte termijn|
|to take notes||aantekeningen maken|
|the negotiation||de onderhandeling|
|the absentee||de afwezige|
Presentations in Dutch
The Dutch business vocabulary includes terms to describe and explain diagrams and graphs.
|the numbers / figures||de cijfers|
|the table||de tabel|
|the pie chart||het cirkeldiagram|
|the row||de rij|
|the column||de kolom|
|the bar chart||het staafdiagram|
|the line chart||het lijndiagram|
|the graph||de grafiek|
|the vertical / horizontal axis||de verticale / horizontale as|
|the curve||de curve|
|annual / yearly||jaarlijks|
|year-on-year||jaar op jaar|
|to fluctuate||fluctueren / schommelen|
|to remain stable||stabiel blijven|
|to flatten out||afvlakken|
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