"Han väljer ett yrke."

Translation:He chooses a profession.

January 12, 2015

11 Comments


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

Are yrke/karriär/jobb interchangeable, or do they refer to specific things? I know in English "job" is more general than "career" or "profession," but "career" and "profession" are similar.

January 12, 2015

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

Yrke, jobb and arbete are largely interchangeable. Yrke is relatively rare today, but not at unheard of. Jobb is most common.

Karriär refers to a career, the long term development of a work.

January 12, 2015

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

Thanks! Sounds like they are each used in very much the same ways as their English counterparts.

January 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wilhelm415731

I put 'selects' a profession and it was counted wrong. Is 'select' not a synonym for choose or pick?

May 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

To me, that more gives the impression of picking something off a list or something.

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/person222222

Could one substitute profession with "job" and/or "job field"

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

"Job", sure. "Job field" I'd say is a bit of a stretch; I'd translate that as "arbetsområde".

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

Can "career" be added as a translation of "yrke"?

January 19, 2019

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

No, that's karriär.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

OK. Thank you! :D

January 20, 2019
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