Mikazo (mikazo) wrote in linguaphiles,

How to say "work" in Korean

Hello all! This has stumped me to no end. "Work/job" apparently has many translations in Korean. Examples include 일, 직장, 작업, 직업, 일자리 and so on. It is not clear to me when to use each one.

I understand that as a verb, you typically want 일하다. But what if you want to say you found a job, or are looking for a job? What if you are at work (physically at your place of employment)? What if you like or dislike your job? What if you are discussing what you do before or after work?

I'd very much appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

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