People & Professions in Chinese

People & Professions in Chinese 2017-11-27T08:23:05+00:00

Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

People & Professions in Chinese

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People

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
rén
people / humans
rén
woman
女性
nǚ xìng
man
男性
nán xìng
child
儿童
ér tóng
girl
女孩
nǚ hái
boy
男孩
nán hái

Professions

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
profession
职业
zhí yè
employee / worker
员工
工人
yuán gōng
gōng rén

clerk / official
职员
zhí yuán
colleague
同事
tóng shì
pensioner / retiree
领取养老金者
退休人员
lǐng qǔ yǎng lǎo jīn zhě
tuì xiū rén yuán

unemployed person / jobseeker
失业人员
求职者
shī yè rén yuán
qiú zhí zhě

doctor
医生
yī shēng
journalist
新闻工作者
xīn wén gōng zuò zhě
engineer
工程师
gōng chéng shī
boss
老板
lǎo bǎn
director
导演
dǎo yǎn
manager
经理
jīng lǐ
secretary
秘书
mì shū
driver
司机
sī jī
farmer
农民
nóng mín
baker
面包师
miàn bāo shī
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
男售货员,女售货员
nán shòu huò yuán (m), nǚ shòu huò yuán (f)
nurse
护士
hù shì
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
男警,女警
nán jǐng (m), nǚ jǐng (f)
cook / chef
厨师
主厨
chú shī
zhǔ chú

teacher (m), female teacher (f)
教师, 女教师
jiào shī (m), nǚ jiào shī (f)
shoemaker [Sg]
鞋匠
xié jiang
shoemakers [Pl]
鞋匠
xié jiang
watchmaker [Sg]
制表师
zhì biǎo shī
watchmakers [Pl]
制表师
zhì biǎo shī

Work & Application

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
工作
gōng zuò
work / job
工作
gōng zuò
workplace
工作场所
gōng zuò chǎng suǒ
employment / occupation
职业
职位
zhí yè
zhí wèi

office
办公室
bàn gōng shì
factory
工厂
gōng chǎng
construction site
建筑工地
jiàn zhù gōng dì
salary
薪水
xīn shuǐ
(to) earn
赚取
zhuàn qǔ
(to) look for a job
找工作
zhǎo gōng zuò
(to) find a job
找到工作
zhǎo dào gōng zuò
job interview
求职面试
qiú zhí miàn shì
CV
履历
lǚ lì
education
教育
jiào yù
experience
经历
jīng lì

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