Business Phrases and Language

Here you will learn useful and essential business phrases in English. Business language is a combination of vocabulary, words, and expressions that are used in all business communication areas such as: negotiations, presentations, meetings, job interviews, telephoning, sales, emails, customer service, marketing and more.
Learning and using business phrases and language is a must for successful and effective conversations and communications.

Key Business Phrases in English. Business Language And Words.

Negotiation phrases in Business English

Welcoming and Establishing a Rapport

  • It’s my pleasure to welcome you to …
  • I would like to welcome you to …
  • Is this your first visit to …?
  • Did you have a good journey?

See a full list of negotiation phrases and words.

Business Meeting Phrases 

Opening a Business Meeting Phrases

  • Good morning/afternoon, everyone.
  • Let’s begin, shall we?
  • Shall we make a start?
  • Let’s get down to business

See more business meeting phrases and expressions.

Business Presentation Phrases and Business Language

Starting the Presentation

  • Good morning (good afternoon) ladies and gentlemen.
  • I’d like to thank you all for coming here today.
  • My name is………and I work for………
  • My talk is called…….
  • The topic of my presentation today is …

Learn more business presentation phrases and words.

Telephone Phrases And Language. Business Phrases For Phone Communications.

Answer the Phone Phrases

  • Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon
  • How can I help you?
  • Who would you like to speak to?

See a full list of telephone phrases , vocabulary and business phrases in English.

Business Email Phrases and Expressions

Make a Request in a Business Email / Letter

  • I would appreciate if you could …
  • Would you please send me…
  • We are interested in receiving…
  • We would appreciate it if you could send us more information about…
  • Could you please let me know if you can……

Learn more business email phrases and words.

Cover Letter Phrases

Start a Cover Letter Phrases

  • I noticed with interest your advertisement for …
  • I am writing in response to your advertisement posted on…
  • I am very interested in applying for the position of …
  • I am applying for the position of ….., which was advertised in …..
  • I was interested to see your advertisement for …

See a full list of cover letter phrases and words in English.

CV Word and Phrases

  • Responsible
  • Talented
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hardworking
  • Open
  • Optimistic
  • Outgoing
  • Dynamic

Learn more key CV words and phrases.

Customer Service Phrases. Business Language For Sales.

  • Hi, Mr./Mrs. _____. It’s great to see you again.
  • How may I help you?
  • May I help you with that?
  • I apologize. I didn’t hear/understand what you said.
  • I will take responsibility.
  • I completely understand your situation.

See more customer service phrases and vocabulary.

Describing Product Phrases

  • This is our new product.
  • I would like to demonstrate.
  • I am really excited about showing you …
  • I am going to show you …
  • This is one of our latest designs.
  • It is made of . . .

Business Language for Making Appointments

Business phrases for requesting an appointment

  • Can we arrange an appointment/ a meeting?
  • Could I meet with you about this?
  • If possible, I would like to come by and see you [om Monday]?
  • Would it be useful to meet up soon?
  • Could I visit you [later today]?

Learn more essential phrases for making appointments.

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Job Interview Answers and Business Language

Phrases for Describing Yourself

  • I was born and raised in …
  • I attended the University of …
  • I’ve just graduated from the University of …
  • I have worked for 5 years as a …

Learn more job interview answers and business phrases.

Job Interview Phrases to Avoid

  • I’m not willing to work overtime
  • I don’t have any experience
  • I’m looking for a position that is less stressful
  • I left my old job because my boss was a jerk
  • My current boss is horrendous

See more job interview phrases to avoid.

Marketing Phrases and Slogans

  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Save money
  • Prices cut in half
  • Pay nothing
  • Try before You Buy

Learn a full list of key marketing phrases and slogans.

Active Listening Phrases and and Business Phrases in English

Business phrases to show attention

  • I get the impression that …
  • Correct me if I’m wrong …
  • Let me see if I understand …
  • Would you say more about that?
  • Let me make sure I understand you …

See more key active listening phrases and words.

Describing Graphs Phrases and Business Language

Phrases for introducing graphs

  • To illustrate my point let’s look at some diagrams…
  • If you look at this bar chart you’ll appreciate…
  • If you look at this histogram you’ll notice …
  • If you look at this flow chart you’ll understand …
  • I’d like you to look at this graph…

Learn more describing graphs phrases and words.

Apologising Phrases in Business English

  • Please accept my apologies.
  • I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to . . .
  • (I’m) sorry. I didn’t realize that . . . .
  • I made a mistake.

See more apologising phrases and expressions.

Offering and Invitation Phrases And Business Language

  • If you have time, I’d like to invite you …
  • Would you like to join us for … ?
  • We’d be delighted/honored to have you as our guest at …
  • Would you be so kind to join me …
  • It would be my pleasure if you would …

See more offering and invitation phrases and words.

Asking for Help Phrases

  • Could you help me for a second?
  • Would you please . . . ?
  • Could you possibly . . . ?
  • I wonder if you could help me with this?
  • I can’t manage. Can you help?

See more useful asking for help phrases and words.

Bank Phrases and Business Phrases

Phrases for Making Bank Transactions

  • I want to make a withdrawal
  • How would you like the money?
  • I’d like to pay this in, please
  • I’d like to pay in a cheque
  • Have you got ID?

Learn more key bank phrases and vocabulary.

Apologising Phrases and Letters

Business apologising phrases

  • Please accept my apologies.
  • I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to . . .
  • (I’m) sorry. I didn’t realize that . . . .
  • I made a mistake.

See a full list of useful apologising phrases and words.

Business English Phrasal Verbs and Business Language

  • to back /someone/ up – to support someone
  • branch out – to expand, to grow /for example – into new markets/
  • to call /someone/ back – to return someone a phone call
  • to call off – to cancel an event /to cancel a meeting for example/
  • to carry something out – to do something that needs to be organized

Learn more key business English phrasal verbs.

The listed business phrases are key and essential parts of business language and successful business communications.

Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev, PMP is an IT Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience. He implements cutting-edge technology in a wide-range of Financial and TELCO companies in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Marin shares his knowledge of software, analysis, project management and other business areas.