Talking about Occupation

When talking about work, there are two verbs that are often used.

はたらく means ‘to work’. It is preceded by で in use. For example:

しょうらいホテルはたらきたいと思います。

父はこうじょうはたらいています

つとめる means ‘to be employed at’. It is preceded by に.

りょこうがいしゃつとめたいと思います。

母はめんぜいてんつとめています

For jobs and places of employment, see Vocabulary section.

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