People & Professions in Estonian

People & Professions in Estonian 2017-11-27T08:23:12+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 Estonian“.

People & Professions in Estonian

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People

EnglishEstonian
human (being) / person
inimene
people / humans
inimesed
woman
naine
man
mees
child
laps
girl
tüdruk
boy
poiss

Professions

EnglishEstonian
profession
amet
employee / worker
töötaja
clerk / official
ametnik
colleague
töökaaslane
pensioner / retiree
pensionär
unemployed person / jobseeker
töötu
doctor
arst
journalist
ajakirjanik
engineer
insener
boss
ülemus
director
direktor
manager
juhataja
secretary
sekretär
driver
autojuht
farmer
talunik
baker
pagar
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
müüja
nurse
põetaja
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
politseinik
cook / chef
kokk
teacher (m), female teacher (f)
õpetaja
shoemaker [Sg]
kingsepp
shoemakers [Pl]
kingsepad
watchmaker [Sg]
kellasepp
watchmakers [Pl]
kellasepad

Work & Application

EnglishEstonian
(to) work
töötama
work / job
töö
workplace
töökoht
employment / occupation
ametikoht
office
kontor
factory
tehas
construction site
ehitusplats
salary
palk
(to) earn
teenima
(to) look for a job
tööd otsima
(to) find a job
tööd leidma
job interview
töövestlus
CV
elulookirjeldus
education
haridus
experience
kogemus

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