People & Professions in Japanese

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

People & Professions in Japanese

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People

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
ひと
hito
people / humans
人々
ひとびと
hitobito
woman
女性
じょせい
josei
man
男性
だんせい
dansei
child
子供
こども
kodomo
girl
女の子
おんなのこ
onnanoko
boy
男の子
おとこのこ
otokonoko

Professions

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
profession
職業
しょくぎょう
shokugyou
employee / worker
従業員
じゅうぎょういん
juugyouin
clerk / official
店員
てんいん
ten in
colleague
同僚
どうりょう
douryou
pensioner / retiree
年金受給者
ねんきんじゅきゅうしゃ
nenkin jukyuusha
unemployed person / jobseeker
失業者
しつぎょうしゃ
shitsugyousha
doctor
医者
いしゃ
isha
journalist
ジャーナリスト
じゃーなりすと
jaanarisuto
engineer
エンジニア
えんじにあ
enjinia
boss
上司
じょうし
joushi
director
ディレクター
でぃれくたー
direkutaa
manager
マネージャー
まねーじゃー
maneejaa
secretary
秘書
ひしょ
hisho
driver
運転手
うんてんしゅ
untenshu
farmer
農業主
のうじょうしゅ
nougyoushu
baker
パン屋
ぱんや
panya
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
セールスマン
せーるすまん
seerusu man
nurse
看護師
かんごし
kangoshi
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
警察官
けいさつかん
keisatsukan
cook / chef
シエフ
しぇふ
shiefu
teacher (m), female teacher (f)
先生
せんせい
sensei
shoemaker
靴屋
くつや
kutsuya
watchmaker
時計屋
とけいや
tokeiya

Work & Application

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
働く
はたらく
hataraku
work / job
仕事
しごと
shigoto
workplace
仕事場
しごとば
shigotoba
employment / occupation
仕事
しごと
shigoto
office
オフィス
おふぃす
ofisu
factory
工場
こうじょう
koujou
construction site
工事現場
こうじげんば
koujigenba
salary
給料
きゅうりょう
kyuuryou
(to) earn
お金を稼ぐ
おかねをかせぐ
okane wo kasegu
(to) look for a job
仕事を探す
しごとをさがす
shigoto wo sagasu
(to) find a job
仕事をみつける
しごとをみつける
shigoto wo mitsukeru
job interview
面接
めんせつ
mensetsu
CV
履歴書
りれきしょ
rirekisho
education
教育
きょういく
kyouiku
experience
経験
けいけん
keiken

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