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An example use of business in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… we will do the business I don't have a …”
Business is the activity of making money through the exchange of goods and services.
the word business occurs in english on average 240.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that business can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;