Japanese Vocabulary – Occupations/Jobs

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Japanese Vocabulary – Occupations (職業) – Review Notes

Today we learned how to say some occupations in Japanese! In these review notes, we will go over all the Japanese vocabulary that was in the video and we will see a list of additional Japanese vocabulary!

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Number 1:

 The Japanese word for occupation is 職業 (しょくぎょう – shokugyō).

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Number 2:

 消防士 (しょうぼうし – shōbōshi) is the Japanese word for firefighter.

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Number 3:

 The Japanese word for doctor is 医者 (いしゃ – isha)

 When addressing a doctor directly, you should use the word 先生 (sensei).

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Number 4:

 Nurse in Japanese is 看護師 (かんごし – kangoshi).

 Sometimes, the English word ‘nurse’ is also used: ナース (nāsu).

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Number 5:

 The Japanese word for police officer is 警察官 (けいさつかん – keisatsukan)

 The Japanese word for police is 警察 (けいさつ – keisatsu)

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Number 6:

 Teacher in Japanese is 教師 (きょうし – kyōshi).

 先生 (sensei) also means teacher, but 教師 (kyōshi) is more formal than 先生 (sensei).

 However, when addressing a teacher directly, you should call them 先生 (sensei) and not 教師 (kyōshi).

 教授 (きょうじゅ – kyōju) means professor.

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Number 7:

 Businessman in Japanese is サラリーマン (sararīman), which comes from the English word salaryman.

  サラリーマン (sararīman) is generally only used for men. The female version, businesswoman, is commonly called OL (ōeru) which stands for ‘office lady.’

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Additional Occupations:

会計士     kaikeishi    Accountant

コンサルタント konsarutanto  Consultant

銀行員     ginkōin     Bank Employee

自営業      jieigyō        Self-employment

事務員     jimuin      Business clerk

政治家     seijika      Politician

投資家     tōshika       Investor

研究者     kenkyūsha   Researcher

弁護士     bengoshi    Lawyer

エンジニア   enjinia        Engineer

農家      nōka       Farmer

肉屋      nikuya        Butcher

作家      sakka          Author/Writer

漫画家     mangaka      Manga Artist

歌手      kashu        Singer

声優      seiyū        Voice actor

俳優      haiyū          Actor

女優      joyū          Actress

スポーツ選手  supōtsu senshu        Athlete

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of occupations in Japanese today! What do you want to be when you grow up? Let us know in Japanese the comment section below!

Also, if you want to know the word for an occupation that we have not listed, feel free to ask!

Do you want to read Manga about Japanese occupations? Check these out! ↓

漫画家 (Manga Artists)

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ボクサー (Boxer)

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パン屋さん (Baker)

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ミュージシャン(Musician)

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音楽家 (Musician)

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バスケットボール選手 (Basketball Player)

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宇宙飛行士 (Astronaut)

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警察 (Police)

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探偵 (Tantei – Detective)

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ポケモンマスター (Pokemon Master)

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執事 (butler)

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忍者 (Ninja)

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8 comments

  1. こんにちは! I would like to know the word for a newspaper delivery person in Japanese. ありがとうございます!

    Comment by Nana on 05/05/2013 at 12:57 pm
  2. こんにちは! Newspaper Delivery Person in Japanese is 新聞配達人 (shinbun haitatsunin) (◕ω<)☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/05/2013 at 6:52 pm
  3. どうもありがとうございます ぷにぷに! (-w-)

    Comment by Nana on 05/05/2013 at 9:56 pm
  4. どういたしまして!\(◕ω◕)/♪

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/06/2013 at 9:35 am
  5. ぷにぷにさん、こんにちは。What is the word for graphic designer, architect, rock climber, and illustrator in Japanese? ありがとうございます!

    Comment by Byakko on 05/11/2013 at 6:43 pm
  6. こんにちは☆ \(◕ω◕)/☆

    グラフィックデザイナー (gurafikku dezainā – graphic designer), 建築家 (kenchikuka – architect), ロッククライマー (rokku kuraimā – rock climber), イラストレーター (irasutorētā – illustrator)

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/11/2013 at 9:44 pm
  7. ぷにぷに先生、こんばんは。How do you say “particle physicist” in Japanese? I know this is a weird job but it is mine!
    The online translator I’m using says 素粒子物理学者, is this right?
    どうもありがとうございました。

    Comment by 月子 on 05/26/2013 at 1:56 pm
  8. こんばんは!\(◕ω◕)/♪ I have never heard of it, but I looked it up and it looks like that is right! It sounds like a very difficult job! とても難しそうな仕事ですね!

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/26/2013 at 8:21 pm

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