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"I like my job."

Translation:J'aime mon travail.

January 21, 2013



Okay there needs to be serious detailing on the differences between emploi, metier, and travail. totally screwing up my day.


I'm a native Russian, not French, speaker, but it's more clear for me with all this stuff, it seems to me. "Travail" describes more what you do every day at the office, for example. "Métier" is less "practical" than an everyday work ("travail") (it's how I feel it), it means who you are by education you've got, it's like profession. I think that somebody can say: Mon métier est professeur d'anglais, mais je travaille comme interprete (sorry, i haven't got the accent needed here). It's more difficult for me to explain "emploi" in English, but still: "Emploi" means that a person isn't unemployed on the whole, that he/she does have a work, a contract. It's more economical notion, as I understand it. Hope, it's become just a little bit more clear. P.S. Sorry, i pressed on the signs that i don't know ((up and down signs with numbers)) Thought it was for replying to this particular post.


thanks! that clears it up well


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Emploi = Job

Métier = Craft, Profession

Travail = Work


Birdieangie says it well. La Rousse uses the example "Il est sans emploi" (He is unemployed). Emploi = employment. Métier = trade or profession (de métier = professional) La Rousse says boulot = work, which sounds like it might be used to refer to your specific job (e.g. a cashier at Walgreens) or to work in general ("très boulotboulot" means "workaholic"; they also give the example "Je déjeune au boulot", meaning "I have lunch at work"). travail = job or work, it sounds like it can be used for vague or specific purposes, like in English. I suppose, if you have to remember one word, it would be this one.. it seems to capture everything. http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/travail/78326


i agree - the definitions all include "job" when various answers don't allow this


See Sitesurf's comments here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/206549 for some explanations.


Having read sitesurf's comments I still don't understand why j'aime mon emploi, isn't allowed here


so weird, for me, "J'aime mon boulot" was graded incorrect. duo has lost its mind.


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I don't know but every time I click the link above, Duolingo always shows 404-error. :'(


Travail: work, more like things you do every day at your job. May not actually be at a paid job.

Metier: closest translation is "career" I think. It's something that describes your long term field/work. Or profession.

Emploi: employment/job.


Can i say (j'aime mon emploi)


Apparently not. I gave that as an answer and it was corrected to "J'aime mon boulot", a word that doesn't even appear in the mouseover list. Go figure!


Exactly! On the other hand, there have been a couple of times where I chose one of the words from the drop down and was marked wrong anyway. And maybe I missed it, but I don't recall seeing "boulot" on DL before this correction.


weird, for me "J'aime mon boulot" was graded as incorrect.


Emploi literally employment, métier profession, travail work, and boulot is closer to job


All of this would be ok but its the apparent inconsistency that is hard. Just yesterday, the phrase "il cherche un meilleur emploi" was "he is looking for a better job"! Job!


Yes, I know emploi is more of employment but Il trouve un emploi was translated by DL as he finds a job


Ther were none with no space!!! right?


If im right, plz tell me!!! thx!!!


Again, why is Je aime wrong when J'aime is correct for I Like


"je aime" is always truncated to "j'aime", no exceptions. In fact it is very rare for two vowels to be in juxtaposition in this way. Hence "c'est" for "ce est" and "l'arbre" for "tree", or any other noun beginning with a vowel. Also "j'adore", "j'ai" and so on.


Why can't "ma" be used?


Because 'travail' is a masculine noun, and 'ma' is feminine, as in 'ma femme'

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    In France, we often say "j'aime mon boulot".


    which is preferred in France, "boulot" or "travail"? I feel like I hear boulot used much more often


    I'm sure I should know this by now... but when is it correct to use "ma" instean of "mon"?

    Why wouldn't "J'aime ma travail" work?


    Because "ma" is for feminine nouns. This has already been answered - mon is used for masculine nouns or feminine nouns which start with a vowel; ma is used for all other feminine nouns. Travail is masculine.


    so why not "j'aime ma profession"?


    it seems that "J'aime mon boulot" should be correct but for me it was not accepted..


    J'aime mon travail - i like my work. J'aime mon emploi - i like my job.

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