Which phrase is proper?

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Which of the following three translations are correct, for, "I am in charge of sales'" Further, how would I expand this to "I am vice president in charge of sales'" or, "Who is vice president in charge of sales'" Also, how do I say, "I am vice president in charge of purchasing'" Should I simply leave "in charge of" out? Is it unnecessary, would simply "vice president of sales' and "vice president of purchasing" be more appropriate? Is that a phrase that can translate, or is the phrase "in charge of" even used in Spanish?

Estoy encargado de las ventas.
Estoy a cargo de las ventas
Estoy a cargo de ventas

Please tell me If there is a more polite, acceptable way to say these statements and question. I want to be respectful with my statements and inquiries.
Thanks!
Jan

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updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by jan5

8 Answers

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you're right Eddy. My mistake...

updated JUN 28, 2008
posted by Benz
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"Estoy a cargo de ventas" is the only one it doesn't sound right.

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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No. The correct way is without hyphen.

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Hi Benz
According to my dictionary "vicepresidente" is one word in Spanish, with no hyphen. Can it be written both ways'

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Hi Jan!
Estoy encargado de las ventas sounds good.
Estoy a cargo de las ventas sounds better or even more formal, in my opinion.

Soy el Vice-presidente de ventas (you can say "del Departamento de ventas" -sounds definetly better)
Soy el Vice-presidente de compras (or again "del departamento de compras")

In charge of is very much used in Spanish, but in your examples where you talk about the duties of a Vice president, I would say "Soy el Vice presidente del Departamento de Ventas"

Please wait for others opinions.
Hope it helps!

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by Benz
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Hi Jan
There must be number of different ways to express what you want to say. From the phrases below you can probably mix and match.

Vice President - Vicepresidente
In Charge - El/la encargado
In charge of - al cargo de
To be in charge of - Estar al frente or estar al cargo de
To be in charge of - Encargarse de

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Hi Jan
Welcome to the forum. Before posting another question, please click on the link below.

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A4947]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A4947[/url]

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by Eddy
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I can't tell you which is best, but another option to consider is "Me encargo de las ventas."

We don't seem to have any real business-lingo mavens in this forum. Or are they lurking'

updated JUN 27, 2008
posted by 00bacfba