Dialogue

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Welcome to Can-Do Japanese by JapanesePod101.com.
みなさん、こんにちは。かのうかなです。
"Hi everyone! I'm Kana Kano."
In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about your occupation in Japanese.
This is Mark Lee, and he's on a plane to Japan.
He asks the passenger sitting next to him, Ken Kobayashi,
"Mr. Kobayashi, are you a student?"
リー マーク: こばやしさんは がくせいですか。 (Kobayashi-san wa gakusei desu ka.)
Listen to the conversation, and focus on Ken's response.
Ready?
リー マーク: こばやしさんは がくせいですか。 (Kobayashi-san wa gakusei desu ka.)
こばやし けん: いいえ、がくせいでは ありません。とうしかです。 (Iie, gakusei de wa arimasen. Tōshika desu.)
Once more with the English translation.
リー マーク: こばやしさんは がくせいですか。 (Kobayashi-san wa gakusei desu ka.)
Mark Lee: "Mr. Kobayashi, are you a student?"
こばやし けん: いいえ、がくせいでは ありません。とうしかです。 (Iie, gakusei de wa arimasen. Tōshika desu.)
Ken Kobayashi: "No, I'm not a student. I'm an investor."

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December 24th, 2019 at 06:30 PM
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Can you talk about your occupation in Japanese?

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October 30th, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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Leanne リアンさん

コメントありがとうございます😄

It seems like the word 美容学生is commonly used for beauty school students.

学生(がくせい)

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Erica

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Leanne リアン
October 17th, 2020 at 06:02 AM
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Hello、

is this correct to say this as a student hairdresser?


私は美容師の学生です。

(わたしはびようしのがうせいです。)

I am a student hairdresser?


Leanne リアン

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March 4th, 2020 at 08:23 PM
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こんにちは、トーマス


Thank you for asking us.

There is no explanation for this で.

ではありません is just simply a “negative form of です.

Please check this lesson to see more: https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/newbie-lesson-s2-3-nihongo-dojo-welcome-to-style-you-3/


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Sono

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February 26th, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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デーナさん、こんばんは。

Thank you for the question!


Good point!

In that case, you can say お仕事(しごと)はなんですか。


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Erica

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トーマス
February 6th, 2020 at 11:01 PM
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1. What is the function of the particle で in the negative response (いいえ、がくせいでは ありません。)?


2. What is the underlying grammar rule?

デーナ
February 4th, 2020 at 09:38 AM
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こんばんは。How would I say, "What do you do for work," or, "What is your occupation?"。These sentences are great, but if I don't know or have a suspicion about what the person does, how would I ask them what they do? ありがとうございます。