How to Talk About your Occupation in Japanese

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Learn how to talk about your occupation in Japanese! Learn practical Japanese in this free video series on questions and your occupation.

Part of the Video Series: How to Speak Conversational Japanese
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Video Transcript

YUU ASAKURA: Now, using the same sentence, we will describe your occupation. I'm going to say: I am a doctor. Watashi wa isha desu. See the word here you can put the occupation. So doctor is isha in Japanese. Student is gakusei. So if you're a student you would say: Watashi wa gakusei desu. That's correct. And what else? Let's say you are--you work for a company. Watashi wa kaisha desu. It's very popular in Japan, of course. And you would--you are--let's say you're an actor going to Japan, you say: Watashi wa haiyuu desu. And model is moderu, and businessman is businessman. So some words you can just pronounce it as in Japanese. Some words you need to translate--a translation. But you can use this sentence to describe your occupation. So what is your occupation? Do you think of a word? Let's put in this sentence. Watashi wa - desu. That's good.


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