Occupation وَظِيفَة

Many people learn Arabic to improve their jobs. Others work in Arabic company and need the language to communicate with colleagues and clients. So let's start with the first question: What is your job?

مَاوَظِيفَتُك؟ (in Standard Arabic)
شُو بُتِشْتِغِل؟ (in Laventine dialect)
إيش تِشْتَغِل؟ (in Saudi dialect)
شِنُو تِشْتَغِل؟ (in Iraqi and Emarati dialect)
your answer for this question: I am a.. (pick your occupation from the diagram below)
أنا ....
occupation in everyday Arabic
Listen to the vocabularies:

If you couldn't see the picture above, here is all the occupations:
doctor: طَبِيب
nurse: مُمَرِّض
lawyer: مُحَامِي
manager: مُدِير
employee: مُوَظَّف
plumber: سَمْكَرِي - سَبَّاك
chef: طَبَّاخ
worker: عَامِل
counter: مُحَاسِب
driver: سَوَّاق- سَائِق
tailor: خَيَّاط
painter: رَسَّام
thief: حَرَامي - لِص
policeman: ضَابِط - شُرْطِي
solder: جُنْدِي
farmer: مُزَارِع
swimmer: سَبَّاح
singer: مُغَنِّي
salesman: بَائِع - بَيّاع
announcer: مُذِيع
fireman: إطْفَائِي
judge: قَاضِي
pilot: طَيَّار
secretary: سِكْرِتير
clown: مُهَرِّج
player: لاعِب
teacher: مُعَلِّم
barber: حَلاّق
author: مُؤَلَّف
photographer: مُصَوِّر

Remember that for female, use the same vocabularies with a Ta-Marbuta تاء مربوطة in the end
For example
طَبِيبَة - مُمَرِّضَة - مُحَامِيَة.....

Now, let's listen to this simple conversation:

الْمَرْأَة: مَرْحَبَا
The woman: Hi
الرَّجُلُ: أَهْلَاً وَسَهْلاً
The man: Hello
الْمَرْأَة: كَيْفَ الْحَال؟
The woman: How are you?
الرَّجُل: بِخَير.
The man: Fine
الْمَرْاَة: ما اسْمُك؟
The woman: What is your name?
الرَّجُلُ: اِسْمِي جَاسِم
The man: My name is Jasem
الْمَرْاَة: ما وَظِيفَتُك؟
The woman: What is your job?
الرَّجُلُ: أَنَا مُهَنْدِس.
the man: I am an engineer
الْمَرْاَة: أَيْنَ تَعْمَلُ؟
The woman: Where do you work?
الرَّجُلُ: أَعْمَلُ فِي شَرِكَةِ.
The man: I work in a company
الْمَرْاَة: كَمْ رَاتِبُك؟
The woman: How much is your salary?
الرَّجُلُ: رَاتِبِي تِسْعَةُ آلافِ دُولارٍ فِي الشَّهْر.
The man: My salary is 9000$ every month
الرَّجُلُ: وَأَنْتِ، ما اسْمُكِ؟
The man: and you, what is your name?
الْمَرْاَة: اِسْمِي مَرْيَم
The woman: My name is Maryam
الرَّجُلُ: ما وَظِيفَتُك؟
The man: What is your job?
الْمَرْاَة: أَنَا مُعَلِّمَة
The woman: I am a teacher
الرَّجُلُ: أَيْنَ تَعْمَلِين؟
The man: Where do you work?
الْمَرْاَة: أَعْمَلُ فِي مَدْرَسَة.
The woman: I work in a school
الرَّجُلُ: كَمْ رَاتِبُك؟
The man: How much is your salary?
الْمَرْاَة: راتِبِي ثلاثَةُ آلافِ دُولارٍ فِي الشَّهْر
The woman: my salary is 3000$ every month

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