Job names in Chinese

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What you will learn today
In today’s lesson, I will teach you how to talk about your dream job in Chinese. I will use a simple phrase ‘I want to be a…’/ 我想当 …/wǒ xiǎng dāng…followed by names of different occupations. This lesson is for the Elementary level because I won’t be asking you to give a reason for your dream job. Also, you can use this pattern to build other useful sentences but we will come to this in the next lesson.

I want to be a …….
(我想当 —wǒ xiǎng dāng)

Saying what you want to be in Chinese
wǒ xiǎng dāng我想当 – I want to be a…
老师lǎo shī (a teacher)
画家 huà jiā (a painter)
音乐家 yīn yuè jiā (a musician)
作家 zuò jiā (a writer)
科学家 kē xué jiā (a scientist)
舞蹈家 wǔ dǎo jiā (a dancer)
Flashcards to help you remember the words
Job names in Chinese

Try to translate the words into Chinese:
A teacher, a musician, a dancer, a painter, a writer, a scientist

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