Welcome to this week’s issue of the Giant Mandarin newsletter. This week’s newsletter is on the topic of finance.
In this week’s Elementary–Intermediate Words we focus on essential words for talking about investing and stocks, both of which are popular finance-related topics in everyday life. In Advanced Words, we include words for talking about other common topics in finance such as exchange rates, central banks and interest rates.
Finally, in Supplementary Reading, we suggest an article on Isaac Newton’s big investing mistake in the year 1720; a piece on the state of venture capital in 2021; and an article on the limits of our ability to understand how the coronavirus pandemic is influencing the economy. We hope you enjoy this week’s newsletter!
金融 jīnróng - finance
金融市场 jīnróng shìchǎng - financial markets
投资 tóuzī - to invest; investment
投资者 tóuzīzhě - investor
投资人 tóuzīrén - investor
银行 yínháng - bank 🏦
投资银行 tóuzī yínháng - investment bank
- 会计 kuàijì - accounting
风险 fēngxiǎn - risk
风险投资 fēngxiǎn tóuzī - venture capital
股票 gǔpiào - stock; shares
股市 gǔshì - stock market
股价 gǔjià - stock price; share price
- 购买 gòumǎi - to buy (formal)
- 上涨 shàngzhǎng - to rise 📈
- 下跌 xiàdiē - to fall 📉
- 上市 shàngshì - to be publicly listed on the stock market (for a company); to be available on the market (for a product)
基金 jījīn - fund
套利基金 tàolì jījīn - hedge fund
- 资金 zījīn - funds
资本 zīběn - capital
资本市场 zīběn shìchǎng - capital markets
货币 huòbì - currency
人民币 Rénmínbì - renminbi (RMB) 🇨🇳
美元 Měiyuán - US dollar 🇺🇸
欧元 Ōuyuán - euro 🇪🇺
英镑 Yīngbàng - pound sterling 🇬🇧
- 汇率 huìlǜ - exchange rate
- 升值 shēngzhí - to appreciate; to increase in value 📈
- 贬值 biǎnzhí - to depreciate; to decrease in value 📉
- 监管 jiānguǎn - to regulate
中央 zhōngyāng - central
中央银行 zhōngyāng yínháng - central bank
- 利率 lìlǜ - interest rate
- Investors Have Been Making the Same Mistake for 300 Years, Thomas Levenson, The Atlantic
- The Bright New Age of Venture Capital, Finance and Economics, The Economist
- The Black Box Economy, Emily Stewart, Vox
That’s it for this week.
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