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Work Hard, Play Hard


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otsukare sama desu
hello (between colleagues)
kaisha
a company
nan no kaisha desu ka?
what company is it?
tsukuru
to make
gēmu o tsukuru kaisha desu
it's a company that makes games
tasukeru
to help
hito o tasukeru shigoto desu
it's a job to help people
yarigai ga aru shigoto desu
it's a satisfying job
hataraku
to work
itsu kara?
from when?
itsukara hatarai-te i-masu ka?
how long have you been working?
yo nen mae kara desu
for four years
kikkake
a breakout opportunity; a defining moment
kikkake wa nan deshita ka?
how did it all begin?
tenshoku suru
to change jobs
shichi nen mae ni tenshoku shi-mashita
I changed jobs seven years ago
shokuba
workplace
akarui
bright; uplifting
akarukute tanoshī shokuba desu
it's an uplifting and fun workplace
kibishī
strict
jiyū na
free; without restraint
shachō
a CEO
jiyū de omoshiroi shachō desu
she is a free and funny CEO
shucchō
a business trip
ōi
many
sukunai
a few
shucchō ga ōi desu
there are many business trips
iroiro na kuni ni ikemasu
I can go to many different countries
kyūryō
salary
māmā
so-so
o kyūryō mo māmā ī desu
the pay isn't bad either
shōrai
the future (of someone or something)
hajimeru
to start
shōrai wa nihon de kaisha o hajime-tai desu
I want to start a company in Japan in the future
shigoto no tame
for work
benkyō suru
to study
sonotame ni nihongo o benkyō shi-te i-masu
I am studying Japanese for that
daiji na
important; critical
kaigi
a meeting
chikoku suru
to be late (for an appointment)
daijina kaigi ni chikoku shite shimai mashita
I was accidentally late for an important meeting
jōshi
a superior; a boss
hanashi
a story; a talk
koko dake no hanashi
just between me and you
kirai na jōshi ga imasu
there is a boss I hate
ojigi suru
to bow
chanto
properly
hora, chanto ojigi shi-te kudasai
come on, bow properly
zangyō
overtime work
tamaru
to accumulate (itself)
sutoreru ga tama-tte i-masu
I'm stressed out
kyūryō bi
payday
kyūryō bi made ma-te masen
I can't wait for payday
nomi kai
going out for drinks
kaigi no mae ni
before the meeting
shucchou no ato de
after the business trip
shigoto no ato, nomi ni iki-masen ka?
do you want to go for a drink after work?
sutoresu hassan
releasing stress
sutoresu hassan ni karaoke ni iki-mashō
let's go for a karaoke to let off steam
... toki
when ...
hataraku toki wa hataraku, asobu toki wa asobu
work hard, play hard
merihari
work-life balance
merihari ga daiji desu
it’s important to clearly separate work and private life
ikiru
to live; to be alive
hataraku tame ni ikiru njanai
you are not living to work
ikiru tame ni hataraku ndesu
you are working to live