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borrowing money
[VN] ~ sth (from sb/sth) to take and use sth that belongs to sb else, and return it to them at a later time; borgen
loan shark
(disapproving) a person who lends money at very high rates of interest; Kredithai
secure (v.)
~ sth (for sb/sth) | ~ sb sth (formal) to obtain or achieve sth, especially when this means using a lot of effort: sichern
long-term
that will last or have an effect over a long period of time; langfristig
bills
a piece of paper that shows how much you owe sb for goods or services; Rechnung
overdrafts
the amount of money that you owe to a bank when you have spent more money than is in your bank account; an arrangement that allows you to do this; Überziehungskredit
sayings
a well-known phrase or statement that expresses sth about life that most people believe is wise and true; Spruch
root of all evil
the cause of everything that is harmful and bad
fool
a person who you think behaves or speaks in a way that lacks intelligence or good judgement; Idiot / Narr
parted
[often passive] ~ sb (from sb) (formal) to prevent sb from being with sb / sth; getrennt
consultancy
a company that gives expert advice on a particular subject to other companies, people or organizations: Unternehmensberatung
start-up companies
[onlybeforenoun] connected with starting a new business or project
debt
a sum of money that sb owes: Schuld
equity
(finance) the value of a company's shares; the value of a property after all charges and debts have been paid: Firmenkapital
preferable
~ (to sth / to doing sth) | ~ (to do sth) more attractive or more suitable; to be preferred to sth: bevorzugt
unlikely
~ (to do sth) | ~ (that...) not likely to happen; not probable: unwahrscheinlich
route
~ (to sth) a particular way of achieving sth; Weg
subscribe
~ (for sth) (finance) to apply to buy shares in a company; (unter)zeichnen
lenders
(finance) a person or an organization that lends money; Darlehensgeber
pose (a problem)
[VN] to create a threat, problem, etc. that has to be dealt with: darstellen
vehicle
(rather formal) a thing that is used for transporting people or goods from one place to another, such as a car or lorry/truck
venture capital
(business) money that is lent to sb to buy buildings, equipment, etc. when they start a business; Beteiligungs-/Risikokapital
collateral
(finance) property or sth valuable that you promise to give to sb if you cannot pay back money that you borrow: Hinterlage
warranty
a written agreement in which a company selling sth promises to repair or replace it if there is a problem within a particular period of time; Garantie
charge (n.)
~ (for sth) the amount of money that sb asks for goods and services: Gebühr / Belastung
fee
an amount of money that you pay for professional advice or services: Honorar
interest
~ (on sth) (finance) the extra money that you pay back when you borrow money or that you receive when you invest money: Zins
expense
the money that you spend on sth: Ausgabe
due
[not usually before noun] when a sum of money is due, it must be paid immediately: fällig
amount
a sum of money: Summe
instalment
one of a number of payments that are made regularly over a period of time until sth has been paid for: Ratenzahlung
state-of-the-art
using the most modern or advanced techniques or methods; as good as it can be at the present time: auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik
asset
[usually pl.] a thing of value, especially property, that a person or company owns, which can be used or sold to pay debts: Vermögen
possession
something that you own or have with you at a particular time; Eigentum
property
a thing or things that are owned by sb; a possession or possessions: Eigentum / Liegenschaft
share
(in sth) any of the units of equal value into which a company is divided and sold to raise money. People who own shares receive part of the company's profits: Anteil
stake
~ in sth an important part or share in a business, plan, etc. that is important to you and that you want to be successful: Beteiligung / Anteil
contribution
a sum of money that is given to a person or an organization in order to help pay for sth: Beitrag
subsidy
money that is paid by a government or an organization to reduce the costs of services or of producing goods so that their prices can be kept low: Subvention
damages
an amount of money that is paid to sb by the person, company, etc. that has caused them harm or injury: Schaden
liabilities
the amount of money that a person or company owes: Schulden
suppliers
a person or company that supplies goods: Lieferant
facility
buildings, services, equipment, etc. that are provided for a particular purpose: Anlage
overhead
connected with the general costs of running a business or an organization, for example paying for rent or electricity: Unterhalt
scan
to look at every part of sth carefully, especially because you are looking for a particular thing or person: absuchen
emerging
(of facts, ideas, etc.) to become known: aufkommend
entrepreneurs
a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks; Unternehmer
prosperity
the state of being successful, especially financially; Wohlstand
reluctant
(to do sth) hesitating before doing sth because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do: abgeneigt
start-up capital
[only before noun] connected with starting a new business or project: Risikokapital; Startkapital
readily available
quickly and without difficulty: leicht abkömmlich
promote schemes
a plan or system for doing or organizing sth: befördern
encourage
to persuade sb to do sth by making it easier for them and making them believe it is a good thing to do: bestärken
cause (v.)
to make sth happen, especially sth bad or unpleasant: verursachen
favour
to prefer one system, plan, way of doing sth, etc. to another: bevorziehen
expressed
to represent sth in a particular way, for example by symbols: ausgedrückt
guarantee
a written promise given by a company that sth you buy will be replaced or repaired without payment if it goes wrong within a particular period: Garantie
conducive
~ to sth (written) making it easy, possible or likely for sth to happen: förderlich
apologize
~ (to sb) (for sth) to say that you are sorry for doing sth wrong or causing a problem: sich entschuldigen
circumstances
the conditions and facts that are connected with and affect a situation, an event or an action: Umstände
exceeded
to be greater than a particular number or amount: überschritten
significantly
in a way that is large or important enough to have an effect on sth or to be noticed: wesentlich
boost
to make sth increase, or become better or more successful: ankurbeln
poised
~ for sth | ~ to do sth completely ready for sth or to do sth; bereit
catalyst
~ (for sth) a person or thing that causes a change: Beschleuniger
enfeebled
(formal) to make sb/sth weak; entkräftet
subcontractors
a person or company that does part of the work given to another person or company; Unterlieferanten
fortunes
chance or luck, especially in the way it affects people's lives: Schicksal
ingredients
one of the things or qualities that are necessary to make sth successful: Zutat
foster
(written) to encourage sth to develop: fördern
skills
~ (in / at sth) | ~ (in / at doing sth) the ability to do sth well: Fertigkeit
expertise
~ (in sth / in doing sth) expert knowledge or skill in a particular subject, activity or job: Fachwissen
mature
fully grown and developed: reif
sanctuary
safety and protection, especially for people who are being chased or attacked: Zufluchtstätte
scrambling
~ (for sth) a situation in which people push, fight or compete with each other in order to get or do sth: sich balgen um
reliance
the state of needing sb/sth in order to survive, be successful, etc.; the fact of being able to rely on sb/sth; Abhängigkeit
sufficiently
enough for a particular purpose; as much as you need: zureichend
race track
a track for races between runners, cars, bicycles, etc; Rennstrecke
gamblers
to risk money on a card game, horse race, etc: Spieler
commonplace
done very often, or existing in many places, and therefore not unusual: alltäglich
assumption
a belief or feeling that sth is true or that sth will happen, although there is no proof: Annahme
merchant banks
a bank that deals with large businesses; Investitionsbank
failures
somebody or something that is not successful: Misslingen / Misserfolg
averse
not ~ to sth / to doing sth liking sth or wanting to do sth; not opposed to doing sth: unwillig
scores
very many: Menge
avoid
to prevent sth bad from happening: meiden, ausweichen
turnover
~ (of sth) the total amount of goods or services sold by a company during a particular period of time: Umsatz
aid (v.)
(written) to help sb/sth to do sth, especially by making it easier: helfen
over-extend
involved in more work or activities, or spending more money, than you can manage without problems: überschreiten
outstandingly
used to emphasize the good quality of sth: hervorragend
tutored
~ sb (in sth) to be a tutor to a an individual student or a small group; to teach sb, especially privately: begleitet
survival rate
a measurement of the number of times sth happens or exists during a particular period: Überlebensrate
voluntarily
willingly; without being forced: freiwillig
affected
[often passive] to produce a change in sb/sth; beeinflusst von
sound (adj)
[only before noun] good and thorough: einwandfrei
researchers
Forscher
mindset
a set of attitudes or fixed ideas that sb has and that are often difficult to change: Denkweise
contained
if sth contains sth else, it has that thing inside it or as part of it: enthalten
opposed
used to make a contrast between two things: entgegensetzt
grasp (n.)
a person's understanding of a subject or of difficult facts: Auffassungsgabe
refurbish
to clean and decorate a room, building, etc. in order to make it more attractive, more useful, etc: renovieren
starvation
[U] the state of suffering and death caused by having no food: Hungertod
dot-coms
internet start-up companies
interrupt
~ (sb/sth) (with sth) to say or do sth that makes sb stop what they are saying or doing: unterbrechen
concession
something that you allow or do, or allow sb to have, in order to end an argument or to make a situation less difficult: Zugeständnis
adapt
~ sth (for sth) to change sth in order to make it suitable for a new use or situation; anpassen
appear
to give the impression of being or doing sth; erscheinen
softening
to become or to make sb/sth more sympathetic and less severe or critical: erweichend
gather
[VN] to collect information from different sources: sammeln
figure (n.)
[C, often pl.] a number representing a particular amount, especially one given in official information: Zahl
benefits
[C,usually pl.] advantages that you get from a company in addition to the money that you earn; money from an insurance company: Leistungen
discrepancy
a difference between two or more things that should be the same
clarify
to make sth clearer or easier to understand: abklären
recap
~ (on sth) | ~ sth to repeat or give a summary of what has already been said, decided, etc: zusammenfassen
repayment
a sum of money that you pay regularly to a bank, etc. until you have returned all the money that you owe: Abzahlung
posted
[usually passive] to send sb to a place for a period of time as part of their job: verlegen
career prospects
opportunities in your profession; Berufsaussichten
expatriates
a person living in a country that is not their own
numerous
(formal) existing in large numbers; many; zahlreich
freelance
earning money by selling your work or services to several different organizations rather than being employed by one particular organization: freischaffend
feature film
a main film/movie with a story; Spielfilm
extracts
~ (from sth) a short passage from a book, piece of music, etc. that gives you an idea of what the whole thing is like: Ausschnitte
demand (n.)
~ (for sth / that...) a very firm request for sth; sth that sb needs: Anforderung
interpreter
a person whose job is to translate what sb is saying into another language: Dolmetscher
unfold
to be gradually made known; to gradually make sth known to other people: entfalten
threaten
~ sb (with sth) to say that you will cause trouble, hurt sb, etc. if you do not get what you want: bedrohen
appeal (n.)
a quality that makes sb/sth attractive or interesting: Anreiz
film-goers
a person who goes to the cinema/movies, especially when they do it regularly
casting
the process of choosing actors for a play or film/movie
release (v.)
to make sth available to the public: freilassen, freigeben
gross revenues
the money that a government receives from taxes or that an organization, etc. receives from its business: Bruttoerlös
tension
the feeling of fear and excitement that is created by a writer or a film/movie director; Spannung
equipment
the things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity: Ausrüstung
suitable
~ (for sth/sb) | ~ (to do sth) right or appropriate for a particular purpose or occasion: geeignet
indicate
to show that sth is true or exists: andeuten