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"회사원은 회사가 나쁘다고 생각해요."

Translation:The employee thinks the company is bad.

December 2, 2017

11 Comments


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

why not "office worker"


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

Yes. This is also commonly used in Korea for 회사원


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasWelc4

Although I answered correctly, it took a while because, to me, a literal translation is "The company employee thinks bad." , which didn't make sense. After much thinking I translated the sentence to "The office worker thinks the company is bad." Am I wrong about the "literal translation"? Also, what does the the syllable "고" add in the sentence.


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

Hehe. It's all in the -다고. It allows for reported speech, or in this case, reported thoughts.

-다고 생각하다. The subject thinks...

-다고 말하디. The subject says...

Hope this helps.


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

I think they are getting businessman confused with salaried professional. But in this case 'businessman' not an employee but a company representative or 'warrior businessman' conducting business for the company


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

"The businessman thinks the company is bad" would also be correct. How can 회사원 mean both employer and employee. That makes no sense to me.


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

How can 회사원 mean employer and employee at the same time?


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

I don't think they mean both.

Naver tells me: employee, (salaried) worker, company staff[worker]


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

I think the better translation would be 'company worker' in this case or 'salaryman' (or woman). This is the usual meaning in korea and japan for 회사원 or かいしゃいん.

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