TALKING ABOUT WORK IN SPANISH
So let’s start with some basic questions, an ice breaker for any conversation, some of the most popular could be
¿En qué trabajas? Or ¿A qué te dedicas? –What do you do?
¿Desde cuándo lo haces? –For how long?
¿Cuál es tu horario de trabajo? –What are your working hours?
¿Te gusta?– Do you like it?
¿Qué es lo que más y lo qué menos te gusta de tu trabajo?- What is the thing you like it the most and the worse of your job?
¿Si no hicieras eso qué harías? –If you would not do that, what would you do?
¿Qué te gustaría hacer en 5 años? –What would you like to do in 5 years time?
Good start, you got some questions, now, let’s see some vocab so you can understand when they answer
Some professions-I know…I can’t cover them all, there are as many as people pretty much, so if you would like to know any other ask in the comments 🙂
Policía police man/woman
Vendedor sales man
Dependiente shop assistant
Taxi driver taxista
Empresario business man
#watchout-when we say the profession in Spanish we do not say the “a” before the role you say in English like in English I would say
I am a teacher, in Spanish soy profesora, never soy una profesora
#note-auxiliar means assistant so imagine you are an accountant assistant you would say “auxiliary contable”
#remember-professions are nouns so depending if we or the person we are talking about are girls or boys they cange the endings
Some random vocab
Contratar to hire
Despedir/echar to fire/to sack somebody
Dimitir to resign/to quid
Contrato work contract
Compañeros (de trabajo) colleagues
Media jornada part time
Jornado completa full time
Día libre day off
Festivo bank/public holiday
Puesto (de trabajo) job role
Horas extra over-time
Personal company staff
Again…there are tons of them, so if you want to know any other, some specific ones, just drop a line in the comments and I get back to you pronto!
#YOURTURN -ask away, I have given you some professions and vocab but if your profession is not listed leave a comment below and I will give you the Spanish translation, the same with any other words you use to describe your job, if it is not in the list above ask away in the comments 🙂
#HOMEWORK-let’s get involved and meet each other, leave a comment below with your profession and what is that that you do in a really simple way, like me
“soy profesora, enseño español, ¿y tú, a qué te dedicas?”
I am a teacher, I teach Spanish, what is that that you do?
And that is all for this week guys, I hope you enjoyed it, have fun in your learning and I will write you soon 🙂