"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.

January 21, 2013


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.

January 27, 2014


thanks! that clears it up well

April 20, 2014


Hi, up sign means like (up voted) and down sign means dislike (down voted) a comment. To answer, just press Enter after finishing your comment

September 25, 2014


Emploi = Job

Métier = Craft, Profession

Travail = Work

July 11, 2015


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

July 10, 2014


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

February 1, 2013


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

October 30, 2013


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

February 1, 2014


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

June 16, 2018


Accepted Dec. 2018

December 17, 2018


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

June 27, 2014


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.

August 25, 2015


Can i say (j'aime mon emploi)

February 6, 2014


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!

May 24, 2014


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.

November 4, 2014


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

June 16, 2018


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

August 22, 2014


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!

August 3, 2014


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

September 25, 2014


Ther were none with no space!!! right?

March 3, 2017


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

March 3, 2017


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

November 7, 2015


"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.

November 7, 2015


Why can't "ma" be used?

December 27, 2015


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

December 27, 2015


same here

January 13, 2016


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

February 24, 2016


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

April 28, 2016


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?

August 15, 2016


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.

August 15, 2016


so why not "j'aime ma profession"?

June 27, 2017


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

June 16, 2018


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

February 28, 2019
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