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 French“.

People & Professions in French

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People

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
(la) personne
people / humans
(les) gens
woman
(la) femme
man
(l') homme
child
(l') enfant
girl
(la) fille
boy
(le) garçon

Professions

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
profession
(le) métier
employee / worker
(l') employé (m), (l') employée (f)
clerk / official
(le) vendeur (m), (la) vendeuse (f)
colleague
(le) collègue
pensioner / retiree
(le) retraité (m), (la) retraitée (f)
unemployed person / jobseeker
(le) chômeur (m), (la) chômeuse (f)
doctor
(le) docteur
journalist
(le) journaliste (m), (la) journaliste (f)
engineer
(l') ingénieur
boss
(le) patron (m), (la) patronne (f)
director
(le) directeur (m), (la) directrice (f)
manager
(le) superviseur
secretary
(le) secrétaire (m), (la) secrétaire (f)
driver
(le) chauffeur
farmer
(le) fermier (m), (la) fermière (f)
baker
(le) boulanger (m), (la) boulangère (f)
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
(le) vendeur (m), (la) vendeuse (f)
nurse
(l') infirmier (m), (l') infirmière (f)
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
(le) policier (m), (la) policière (f)
cook / chef
(le) cuisiner (m), (la) cuisinière (f)
teacher (m), female teacher (f)
(le) professeur (m), (la) professeur (f)
shoemaker [Sg]
(le) cordonnier (m), (la) cordonnière (f)
shoemakers [Pl]
(les) cordonniers (m), (les) cordonnières (f)
watchmaker [Sg]
(l') horloger (m), (l') horlogère (f)
watchmakers [Pl]
(les) horlogers (m), (les) horlogères (f)

Work & Application

EnglishFrenchPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
travailler
work / job
(le) travail
workplace
travail
employment / occupation
(le) métier
office
(le) bureau
factory
(l') usiner
construction site
(le) chantier
salary
(le) salaire
(to) earn
gagner
(to) look for a job
chercher un emploi
(to) find a job
trouver un emploi
job interview
un entretien d'embauche
CV
CV
education
éducation
experience
expérience

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