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Japanese Lesson 56: Jobs part 3

VOCABULARY

Professional: Senmonka: せんもんか: 専門家

Judge: Saibankan: さいばんかん: 裁判官

Writer: Sakka: さっか: 作家

Police Officer: Keisatsukan: けいさつかん: 警察官
Note: yes... they did give us Police Officer again...

Guard: Keibiin: けいびいん: 警備員

Actor: Haiyuu: はいゆう: 俳優

Captain: Senchou: せんちょう: 船長

As (i.e: in the role of): Toshite: として

SENTENCES

I am not a Judge.
Watashi wa saibankan dewa arimasen.
わたし は さいばんかん では ありません
私は裁判官ではありません。

*Note: It's been several lessons, and some of you here are new, so just a review... "Dewa arimasen" is the negative conjugation of "Desu". That's a little weird I know. There are actually 6 different ways to say "is not" and they are, for the most part, completely interchangeable with one another. They are:

Dewa arimasen: ではありません
Ja arimasen:   じゃありません
Dewa nai desu: ではないです
Ja nai desu:   じゃないです
Dewa nai:    ではない
Ja nai:      じゃない

The first two are the most formal versions though. :)*

I am a professional.
Watashi wa senmonka desu.
わたし は せんもんか です。
私は専門家です。

I am a police officer.
Watashi wa keisatsukan desu.
わたし は けいさつかん です。
私は警察官です。

He is an actor.
Kare wa haiyuu desu.
かれ は はいゆう です。
彼は俳優です。

You work as a guard
Anata wa keibiin toshite hataraiteimasu.
あなた は けいびいん として はたらいています。
あなたは警備員として働いています。

*Note: In sentences where you need to use "as"... with the definition of (in the role of) ... like in the above sentence, you will use the word "toshite". Unlike English... where we put "as" BEFORE the occupation, you will put "toshite" AFTER the occupation.

Keibiin toshite hataraiteimasu
Guard as work

Also remember when using the verb "work" (hataraku) it needs to be conjugated into continuous form (te-imasu form) to express that the person is presently and currently working in that occupation*

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November 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro

Nice lessons! Keep it up!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mouzafarzar

it would be great if you say which form is form is polite and plain!

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