Avoid these Typical Business English Mistakes – A Quiz for Germans

Business English Quiz
(for Germans)

Do you speak English at work? If you work for an international company, the answer is probably yes. So the next time you're speaking to a supplier in Sweden, a client in Canada, or a coworker in Colombia, try to sound more natural by avoiding these typical mistakes that Germans often make when speaking business English.

For each part, I've written a sentence or two in German. Your job is to translate it into correct, natural English. Click on "translation and tips" to see the right answer. If you have another way of translating it that you think is also correct and natural, write it in the comments below and I will let you know if it's ok.

1 – Ich rufe Sie morgen um 14 Uhr an.


2 – Ich antworte auf ihre E-Mail bis Freitag.


3 – Ich freue mich darauf, Sie nächste Woche kennenzulernen.


4 – Wir sehen uns nächste Woche.


5 – Ich bin bis Freitag bei dem Kunden.


6 – Leider haben wir einen Fehler gemacht. Ich ändere die Daten gleich ab und schicke Ihnen sofort die neuen Zahlen.


7 – Ich schicke dir die Informationen so bald wie möglich.


8 – Unser Hauptsitz ist in Hamburg.

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