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 Dutch“.

People & Professions in Dutch

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People

EnglishDutchPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
mens
persoon

people / humans
mensen
woman
vrouw
man
man
child
kind
girl
meisje
boy
jongen

Professions

EnglishDutchPronunciation
(Audio)
profession
beroep
employee / worker
werknemer
arbeider

clerk / official
bediende
colleague
collega
pensioner / retiree
gepensioneerde
unemployed person / jobseeker
werkloze
werkzoekende

doctor
dokter
journalist
journalist
engineer
ingenieur
boss
baas
director
directeur
regisseur

manager
manager
secretary
secretaris
driver
chauffeur
farmer
boer
agrariër

baker
bakker
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
verkoper (m), verkoopster (f)
nurse
zuster
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
politieman (m), politievrouw (f)
cook / chef
kok
chef

teacher (m), female teacher (f)
leraar (m), lerares (f)
shoemaker [Sg]
schoenmaker
shoemakers [Pl]
schoenmakers
watchmaker [Sg]
horlogemaker
watchmakers [Pl]
horlogemakers

Work & Application

EnglishDutchPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
werken
work / job
werk
baan

workplace
werkplek
employment / occupation
werk
in dienst
beroep


office
kantoor
factory
fabriek
construction site
bouwplaats
salary
salaris
(to) earn
verdienen
(to) look for a job
werk zoeken
(to) find a job
werk vinden
job interview
sollicitatiegesprek
CV
CV
education
opleiding
experience
ervaring

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