Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-

Where do you work at?

在我们日常生活中有些工作跟工作地點有着密切的關係, 可能你说出自己是什么职业, 人家就会猜到你在哪里上班,比如你是医生,那么你就在医院工作,你是老师,你就在学校工作 所以我們今天就教你问别人在哪儿工作,从而得知对方是做什么的。


In our daily life, some jobs are closely related to the job locations. It’s likely when you disclose your profession others can figure out where you work at. E.g. As a doctor you work at the hospital, if you are a teacher, you work at a school. So we today we will show you how to ask others where they work and what they do for a living.

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現在在听课的你们, 都是做什麼工作的呢? 會不會也跟我一樣是老師? 或者是醫生, 又或者是飞行员? 嗯…今天我們視頻主角李玉, 也跟我一樣很好奇她身邊的人都是做什麼工作的, 我們来聽聽她是怎样去询问别人工作的….


Hi Everyone! Welcome to Happy School Online for Chinese learning.

For those of you listening now, what are your professions? A teacher like me? A doctor, or a pilot? So, today our screen actor Li Yu is as curious as me, to find out what are the professions of those around her. Lets listen in and see how she goes about asking their professions.

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Li and Wang are chatting. They asked each other about their father's occupations.

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Where do you work at?

王华,你爸爸在哪儿工作呢?

wáng huá ,nǐ bà ba zài nǎr gōng zuò ne ?

Wang Hua, where does your father work?

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Where do you work at?

我爸是一名医生,

wǒ bà shì yì míng yī shēng ,

My dad is a doctor.

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Where do you work at?

他在医院工作。

tā zài yī yuàn gōng zuò 。

He works in a hospital.

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Where do you work at?

哇!医生是一个很神圣的职业啊,

wa !yī shēng shì yí gè hěn shén shèng de zhí yè a ,

Wow! Doctor is a sacred profession,

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Where do you work at?

可以帮助人们减轻痛苦。

kě yǐ bāng zhù rén men jiǎn qīng tòng kǔ 。

helps people alleviate their pain.

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Where do you work at?

嗯,我以后也想当一名医生,

en ,wǒ yǐ hòu yě xiǎng dāng yì míng yī shēng ,

Yes. I too want to be a doctor in the future,

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Where do you work at?

你爸爸在哪儿工作呢?

nǐ bà ba zài nǎr gōng zuò ne ?

Where does your father work?

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Where do you work at?

我爸在学校工作,他是数学老师。

wǒ bà zài xué xiào gōng zuò ,tā shì shù xué lǎo shī 。

My dad works in a school, he is a math teacher.

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Where do you work at?

数学老师好厉害!我的数学不太好。

shù xué lǎo shī hǎo lì hài !wǒ de shù xué bú tài hǎo 。

Math teacher, that’s impressive! My math is not very good.

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Vocabulary to know

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工作 [ gōng zuò ] (v)

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To work

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我正在工作,请不要打扰我。

wǒ zhèng zài gōng zuò ,qǐng bú yào dǎ rǎo wǒ 。

I am working, please do not disturb me.

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医生 [ yī sheng ] (n)

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Doctor

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我想成为一名医生。

wǒ xiǎng chéng wéi yì míng yī shēng 。

I want to become a doctor.

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医院 [ yī yuan ] (n)

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Hospital

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这家医院是本市最大的医院。

zhè jiā yī yuàn shì běn shì zuì dà de yī yuàn 。

This is the largest hospital in the city.

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神圣 [ shén sheng ] (adj)

Holy, sacred

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医生是一份很神圣的职业。

yī shēng shì yí fèn hěn shén shèng de zhí yè 。

Being a doctor is a sacred profession.

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减轻 [ jiǎn qīng ] (v)

Alleviate, lighten, reduce, ease

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这些药物对减轻她的病痛没有作用。

zhè xiē yào wù duì jiǎn qīng tā de bìng tòng méi yǒu zuò yòng.

The drugs are unresponsive at alleviating her pain.