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For Life
2007.03.15(Review of 2003.04.08 edition)

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Today's Lesson
WORK FOR   〜に勤めている

Explanation

  • When asked what they do for a living, many Japanese employees say they are “a salaryman” or “an OL”.
    A natural way to answer this question in correct English is “I work for + NAME OF ORGANIZATION.”
  • 仕事について尋ねられたとき、会社に勤めている多くの日本人は、
    “a salaryman” や “an OL”と答えてしまいます。英語では、このように尋ねられたときは、「I work for +会社名」と言うのが自然な答え方です。

examples

  1. a: What do you do (for a living)?
    b: I work for Berlitz.
  2. a: What kind of work does Camille do?
    b: She works for the Ministry of Education at their headquarters in Paris.
  3. a: What does your son want to do after he graduates?
    b: He'd like to work for the Berlitz Fund for the Environment. He's always loved wildlife and the outdoors.

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