Unfortunately, most of us have to work for a living. There again, many of us enjoy our jobs. It’s usually nice to meet other people and join together to achieve things. Can you talk about your job, or maybe ask others what they do for a living?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) To talk about your job and some of its duties
(ii) How to explain something about the type of work you do
Two friends are talking about their jobs:
(zài kā fēi tīng)
(at the cáfe)
Nǐ shì zuò shén me gōng zuò de?
What do you do?
Wǒ shì guǎng gào gōng sī de yì shù zǒng jiān.
I am the art director in an advertising company.
Nǐ xǐ huān nǐ de gōng zuò me?
Do you like your job?
Yòu ài yòu hèn ba. Wǒ xǐ huān xū yào yǒu chuàng zào lì de gōng zuò. Dàn shì wǒ mén zhè yī háng, máng qǐ lái zhēn de shì yào mìng a.
I have mixed feelings. I like jobs that require creativity but, in our industry, when it gets busy, it nearly kills me.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
又爱又恨：having mixed feelings (i.e. I love it and I hate it too)
要命：tires me out
‘要命’ is a common expression meaning something which brings extreme pain and stress. For example, ‘头疼的要命’ (the headache is killing me), and ‘热的要命’ (extremely hot/the heat is killing me).
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