Dutch for Beginners: Jobs

The following words are used to talk about jobs in Dutch:

Baan, banen Job, jobs
Werk (*) Work
Werken To work
Beroep (*) Profession, occupation
Bakker Baker
Slager Butcher
Kruidenier Grocer
Melkboer Milkman; dairyman
   
Apotheker Pharmacist
Agent, agente Policeman, policewoman
Soldaat Soldier
Leraar Teacher
Tuinman Gardener
   
Loodgieter Plumber
Metselaar Bricklayer
Kleermaker Tailor
Schoenmaker Cobbler
Juwelier Juweller
Secretaresse Secretary
Drukker Printer
Uitgever Publisher
   
Werkloos Unemployed
Uitkering Unemployment benefit
Opslag Raise
Solliciteren To apply for
Sollicitatiegesprek Job interview

NOTE: The definite article for singular nouns marked (*) is "het" (e.g., "het werk" = "the work"); the definite article for all other singular nouns is "de" (e.g., "de baan" = "the job").

The definite article for plural nouns is always "de".