French Lesson Common Acronyms.

French Lesson Common Acronyms is Chapter 78 in the Hands Free Business French audiobook HERE and free French lessons on this website

French Lesson Common Acronyms for Business

“e.g.” (“exempli gratia”): “ex.” (« par exemple », as in “for example”)

“ETA”: you can either use « ETA » as “estimated time of arrival” or « HPA », « heure prévue d’arrivée »

“GDP” (Gross Domestic Product): « le PIB » (Produit Intérieur Brute)

“department” can be shortened to “dept.”; « direction » can be shortened to « dir. »

“CC” in an email is the same: « CC »; “carbon copy” is « copie carbone »

“BCC” is « CCI »; so “blind carbon copy” is « copie carbone invisible »

“ASAP” is « ASAP » (“as soon as possible”)

“PP” as in “per procurationem”, if you sign a letter or document on behalf of someone, is « PO » (« Pour Ordre »).

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There so many french Acronyms that Eric and I think we might do some youtube videos to talk about this aspect of learning Business French. Its really fun to try and thnk of all the things you might need to say in French or English, and then reverse engineering the French or the English for the list.

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