Costa Rica Business Terms

Common business Lingo – Spanish to English Translation

A pagos……………………………………………… Payments, buy on time
Abogado, licenciado…………………………………………………… Lawyer
Acciones…………………………………………………………………….Stocks
Accionista……………………………………….. Stockholder, shareholder
Activo……………………………………………………………………….. Asset
Agrimensor…………………………………………………………….Surveyor
Al contado…………………………………………………………….. For cash
Anualidad……………………………………………………………… Annuity
Año fiscal……………………………………………………………..Fiscal year
Anticipo, prima, depósito………………………………….Down payment
Arrendamiento……………………………………………………………Lease
Autenticar…………………………………………………………….. Notarize
Avalúo…………………………………………………………………. Appraisal
Certificado de depósito…………………………………………………………CD.
Cheque………………………………………………………………………Check
Cláusula………………………………………………………………….. Clause
Comprador……………………………………………………………….. Buyer
Contrato………………………………………………………………..Contract
Corredor…………………………………..Stockbroker, real estate broker
Costo………………………………………………………………………….. Cost
Cuenta………………………………………………………………..Bank account
Cuenta corriente…………………………………………Checking account
Déficit…………………………………………………………… In the red, deficit
Depreciación………………………………………………………….Depreciation
Deuda………………………………………………………………………. Debt
Divisas………………………………….. Foreign exchange (hard currency)
El Justo Valor del Mercado…………………………….. Fair market value
Embargar, enganchar…………………………………………. Attach assets
En efectivo……………………………………………………………Pay in cash
Escritura…………………………………………………………………….Deed
Estado de cuenta……………………………… Bank statement, statement
Facilidades de pago…………………………………………….Payment plan
Fideicomiso………………………………………………………………….Trust
Fidecomisario……………………………………………………………Trustee
Financiamiento…………………………………………………….. Financing
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Gastos…………………………………………………………..Costs, expenses
Giro……………………………………………………………….. Money order
Hipoteca……………………………………………………………… Mortgage
Impuestos……………………………………………………………………Taxes
Intereses…………………………………………………………………..Interest
Impuestos prediales……………………………………………….Property taxes
Inversiones…………………………………………………………Investments
Justo valor del mercado……………………………………..Fair market value
Lote…………………………………………………………………………………… Lot
Montar, poner un negocio…………………………………. Start a business
Negocios……………………………………………………………………… Business
Notario…………………………………………………………………… Notary
Pagaré……………………………………………………….. Promissory note
Parcela……………………………………………………………Parcel of land
Plazo…………………………………………………… Term, period of time
Precio………………………………………………………………………….Price
Préstamo……………………………………………………………………. Loan
Principal……………………………………………………………….. Principal
Propiedad………………………………………………………………Property
Registro…………………………………………………Record of ownership
Renta…………………………………………………………………………. Income
RentabilidadAA………………………………………………… Profitability
Saldo………………………………………………………. Balance of an account
Seguros………………………………………………………………… Insurance
Socio……………………………………………………………………………..Partner
Sociedad…………………………………………………………………Corporation
Subcontratar…………………………………….To subcontract, farm out
Superávit……………………………………..In the black, surplus of capital
Tasa de interés……………………………………………………….. Interest rate
Testaferro…………………….. .Person who lends a name to a business
Terreno…………………………………………………………………….. .Land
Traspaso……………………………………………………………………….Transfer
Timbres fiscales………………………………………………………….Tax stamps
Valor…………………………………………………………………………Value
Vendedor……………………………………………………………………. Seller

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