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My Job (我的工作) Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in grammar, Uncategorized, Vocabulary

Get your dictionaries out, because it’s time for another all Chinese post here on the blog! In case you missed them, we’ve already covered some useful topics, such as: introducing yourself, my day, my family, and my city. Today, I’ll tell you about my job:

我的工作是教大人英文。我在北京工作。我一毕业,就开始这个工作。现在我在一个美国公司工作。在中国我们有很多中心。我们的中心都在大城市。在北京我们有十五个中心。我是兼职职员。我每个星期有二十五个小时的工作。周一,周五,和周六我半天工作,周四和周日全天工作。周二和周三休息。我觉得我的工作不太忙。

半天的时候我有三节课。全天的时候有六节课。我每天有一个小时准备上课的材料。我们有很多学生 - 有的是中国人,有的是韩国人,还有的是欧洲人。他们先用电脑自己学习,然后来中心上课。他们也可以随便来中心参观我们的英语角。有时候我们开个晚会,比如:万圣节,圣诞节,或者新年。我觉得我的工作很好玩,也很舒服。

 

Now, let’s break the post down sentence by sentence, with pinyin and English to help you study:

我的工作是教大人英文。- wǒ de gōng zuò shì jiào dà rén yīng wén.

My job is teaching English to adults.

 

我在北京工作。- wǒ zài běi jīng gōng zuò.

I work in Beijing.

 

我一毕业,就开始这个工作。- wǒ yí bì yè, jiù kāi shǐ zhè ge gōng zuò.

As soon as I graduated, I started this job.

 

现在我在一个美国公司工作。- xiàn zài wǒ zài yí gè měi guó gōng sī gōng zuò.

Now I work for an American company.

 

在中国我们有很多中心。- zài zhōng guó wǒ men yǒu hěn duō zhōng xīn.

In China, we have many centers.

 

我们的中心都在大城市。- wǒ men de zhōng xīn dōu zài dà chéng shì.

Our centers are all in big cities.

 

在北京我们有十五个中心。- zài běi jīng wǒ men yǒu shí wǔ gè zhōng xīn.

In Beijing, we have 15 centers.

 

我是兼职职员。- wǒ shì jiān zhí zhí yuán.

I’m a part-time employee.

 

我每个星期有二十五个小时的工作。- wǒ měi gè xīng qī yǒu èr shí wǔ gè xiǎo shí de gōng zuò.

Every week I have 25 hours of work.

 

周一,周五,和周六我半天工作,周四和周日全天工作。周二和周三休息。- zhōu yī, zhōu  wǔ, hé zhōu liù wǒ bàn tiān gōng zuò, zhōu sì hé zhōu rì quán tiān gōng zuò. zhōu èr hé zhōu sān xiū xí.

On Monday, Friday, and Saturday I work a half day. On Thursday and Sunday I work a full day. On Tuesday and Wednesday I rest.

 

我觉得我的工作不太忙。- wǒ jué de wǒ de gōng zuò bú tài máng.

I think my job isn’t too busy.

 

半天的时候我有三节课。全天的时候有六节课。- bàn tiān de shí hou wǒ yǒu sān jié kè. quán tiān de shí hou yǒu liù jié kè.

On half days I have three classes. On full days I have six classes.

 

我每天有一个小时准备上课的材料。- wǒ měi tiān yǒu yí gè xiǎo shí zhǔn bèi shàng kè de cái liào.

Every day I have one hour to prepare the class materials.

 

我们有很多学生 - 有的是中国人,有的是韩国人,还有的是欧洲人。- wǒ men yǒu hěn duō xué shēng- yǒu de shì zhōng guó rén, yǒu de shì hán guó rén, hái yǒu de shì ōu zhōu rén.

We have many students – some are Chinese, some are Korean, and some are European.

 

他们先用电脑自己学习,然后来中心上课。- tā men xiān yòng diàn nǎo zì jǐ xué xí, rán hòu lái zhōng xīn shàng kè.

They study by themselves on a computer first, then they come to our center to have class.

 

他们也可以随便来中心参观我们的英语角。- tā men yě kě yǐ suí biàn lái zhōng xīn cān guān wǒ men de yīng yǔ jiǎo.

They can also come to our center whenever to join in an English Corner.

 

有时候我们开个晚会,比如:万圣节,圣诞节,或者新年。- yǒu shí hou wǒ men kāi gè wǎn huì, bǐ rú: wàn shèng jié, shèng dàn jié, huò zhě xīn nián.

Sometimes we have a party, for example: Halloween, Christmas, or New Year.

 

我觉得我的工作很好玩,也很舒服。- wǒ jué de wǒ de gōng zuò hěn hǎo wán, yě hěn shū fú.

I think my job is a lot of fun, and it’s also very comfortable.

 

Now that you’ve learned about my job in Chinese, do your best to talk/write about yours!

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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