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10 Interesting Business Katakana Words

There are many katakana words used in business Japanese that are difficult to guess their meanings just by pronouncing them. This is strange because there are so many examples of Katakana words being easy to understand. For example, “ハンドル” comes from the English word ” handle” and “ミルク” comes from the English word ” milk”.

However, some Katakana words are usually expressed in short forms which makes them difficult to understand just by looking at them. Moreover, some words mean differently from how it sounds like.

Let’s look at ten interesting business katakana words! Can you guess their meaning?

Interesting Business Katakana words - ダブルブッキング "schedule conflict"

1. ダブルブッキング

ダブルブッキング means “schedule conflict”.

Yotei ga daburubukkingyu shimasu
There is a schedule conflict.
Interesting Business Katakana words プレゼン "プレゼンテーション" presentation

2. プレゼン  (プレゼンテーション)

プレゼン is the short form of the word “プレゼンテーション”.  It originates from the English word”presentation”

Ashita purezen o shimasu
I will make a presentation tomorrow.
Interesting business katakana words ブレスト "ブレーンストーミング" presentation

3. ブレスト (ブレーンストーミング)

ブレスト is the short form of the word “ブレーンストーミング”.  It originates from the English word”brainstorming”

Buresuto shitemimashou
Let’s brainstorm
Interesting business katakana words サラリーマン Office worker

4. サラリーマン

 The word サラリーマン refers to an office worker. It is originated from the English words “salary” and “man”.

Watashiwa sarari-man desu.
I am an office worker.
Interesting business katakana words クレーム complaint

5. クレーム

The word クレーム refers to complain. It originated from the English word “claim” Be careful to avoid using クレーム for claiming something.

Kure-mu o uketa.
I got a complaint.
Interesting business katakana words コピペ  (コピーアンドペースト) copy and paste

6. コピペ  (コピーアンドペースト)

コピペ is the short form of コピーアンドペースト. It means to copy and paste.

Tekisuto o kopipeshite kudasai
Please copy and paste the text

Interesting business katakana words コスパ  (コストパフォーマンス) cost performance

7. コスパ  (コストパフォーマンス)

コスパ is the short form of the word コストパフォーマンス, it refers to cost performance.

Kosupa ga totemo iidesu
The cost performance is very good.

Interesting business katakana words ソフト  (ソフトウェア) software

8. ソフト  (ソフトウェア)

ソフト is the short form of the word ” ソフトウェア, it refers to software. ソフトalso means softcream(ソフトクリーム).

Sofuto  o instu-ru shitekudasai
Please install the software.
Interesting business katakana words アポ  (アポイントメント) Appointment

9. アポ  (アポイントメント)

The word アポ is the short form of the word アポイントメント, it refers to appointments.

Apo o torimashita
I made an appointment.

Interesting Business Katakana words アンケート questionaire

10. アンケート

アンケート refers to questionnaires, it is originated from the France word “enquête”.

Anke-to ni kotaete kudasai
Please answer the questionnaire.

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