How to Talk About Work in French

How to Talk About Work in French

by Lingoda Team

Updated November 9, 2022

Bonjour everyone!

In French, not everything is about culture and food, remember that French is also a language of diplomacy and business.

Let’s learn how to talk about work in French!

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Let’s start talking about work in French

A job is called a métier or a profession in French. What is your métier?

Are you un médecin ? Une pilote d’avion ? Un cuisinier ? Or are you un infirmier ou une pharmacienne ? Do you know what all these profession names mean?

When are you working in French?

Tous les matins, every morning, I start à huit heures trente. (at eight thirty)

I have a lunch break, une pause-déjeuner, à midi. I like chatting with mes collègues and then I go back to work.

I finish work à dix-sept heures., which is the French way of saying 5 pm, I work these hours Monday to Friday, du lundi au vendredi.

If you are un professeur or un cuisinier, a teacher or a cook, you might also be working le soir, in the evening.

If you are une infirmière, a nurse, you might also be working la nuit, during the night.

Bonne journée au travail !

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