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Different Jobs in Japanese


Different Jobs in Japanese


My last blog was about the different business industries in Japan. This time, I will write about the different jobs translated into Japanese.


しごと – Job (おしごと – polite way of saying)

              Sample: わたしのおしごとは~~~ (My job is ~~~)

はたらいて – to work

パートタイム – part-time job

 Part-time job can also translated to アルバイト.


Here the different jobs:


Housewife – しゅ (shu fu)

Self-employed – ぎょ(ji e i gyo u) 

Student – (ga ku se i)

Teacher – きょ / (kyo u shi / se n se i)

Scholar – しゃ (ga ku sha)


Doctor – しゃ (i sha)

Nurse – (ka n go fu)

Dentist – しゃ(ha i sha)

Nutritionist – (e i yo u shi)

Care worker – (ka i go shi)


Company president – しゃちょ (sha cho u)

Company employee – しゃ (ka i sha i n)

Businessman – (bi ji ne su ma n)

Engineer – / (e n ji ni a / gi shi)

Lawyer – (be n go shi)


Farmer – (no u ka)

Driver – しゅ (u n te n shu)

Journalist – ジャ (ja-na ri su to)

Musician – (o n ga ku ka)

Painter – (ga ka)

Writer – っか(sa kka)

Secretary – しょ (hi sho)

Tour guide – / (tsu a-ga i do / ka n ko u ga i do)

Receptionist – (u ke tsu ke ga ka ri)

Salesclerk – (te n i n)


Civil servant – (ko u mu i n)

Policeman – (ke i ka n)

Security guard – (ga-do ma n) 

Diplomat – (ga i ko u ka n)

Embassy employee – (ta i shi ka n i n)

Here is the PDF Copy.
PDF Copy of the Different Jobs translated to Japanese

You can also view it my YouTube account.

I’ll see on the next blog.


This is Ringo,

See you soon.

If you want to learn my previous post, you can check it through the link below:

>> Different Industries in Japanese

>> Countries in Katakana - Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

>> The Furigana

>> The Japanese Sentence Structure

>> My take on JLPT exams


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