Occupation and jobs

Discussion in 'English to Tagalog' started by Corzhens, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The Barber to cut your hair is the barbero.
    The Carpenter is called karpintero
    Mason can be called kantero but mason is also understandable
    Peon is peyon or piyon.
    Cop or policeman is called pulis
    Driver is tsuper but driver is also understandable
     
  2. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Gardener is simply hardinero which, I think, is a Spanish word.
    Pilot is piloto or abyador which comes from the word aviator.
    Soldier is sundalo
    Sergeant is sarhento
    Lieutenant is tenyente or tinyente
    Captain is kapitan
    Major is the same Major
    Colonel is koronel
    General is heneral
     
  3. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Marine is marino
    Teacher is guro but teacher is also understandable
    Doctor is doctor or manggagamot
    Nurse is nars
    Specialist is dalubhasa or espesyalista
    Lawyer is abugado or manananggol
    Engineer is inhinyero
    Architect is arkitekto
    Vendor is tindero for male and tindera for female
     
  4. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Security guard is guwardya or the slang sekyu
    President is pangulo
    Senator is senador
    Governor is gobernador
    Congressman is representante or congressman also
    Mayor is alkalde but meyor is more commonly used
    Councilor is konsehal
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Janitor or maintenace is tagalinis but maintenance is also understandable
    Messenger is mensahero
    Plumber is tubero
    Pastor is also Pastor while Priest is pari or monsinyor from the word monsignor. The bishop and cardinal have no Tagalog terms but Pope is Papa.
     
  6. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Manager has no direct translation and also called Boss or Amo while supervisor is also called the same.
    Secretary is known as secretary although the archaic term is Kalihim.
    Vendor is Tindero for male and Tindera for female.
    Writer is manunulat and a novelist is nobelista. Just like the Cyclist who is called Siklista
     
  7. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Athlete is manlalaro although atleta is also understood.
    Boxer is boksingero while a Runner is mananakbo and Swimmer is mananakbo.
    Actor is generally called artista while a Singer is more commonly called Singer than mang-aawit which is quite archaic.
     
  8. kuya

    kuya Administrator Staff Member

    Runner and Swimmer are the same?
     
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  9. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Erratum: Swimmer is Manlalangoy (not Mananakbo for the runner).

    Mechanic for the vehicle is mekaniko. The farmer is generally called magsasaka. The chef or cook is the kusinero for the male and kusinera for the female. The dentist is simply dentista whether male or female while the cashier is kahera for female and kahero for male. Judge is called huwes.
     
  10. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Fireman is bumbero which is quite unique but coined from the word bomba which is related to the fire hose. The butcher is called Matadero that has a similarity to the Spanish bullfighter Matador. For the bus conductor, it is simply Konduktor while the broker is Ahente to mean an agent.
     
  11. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    The word Attendant has many meanings but whatever the kind of attendant, it is also called attendant in Tagalog. Just like the foreman which has a Tagalog term as Kapatas but Foreman is the more common generally. For a professional like a professional athlete, Professional is also the most common word. That means Professor is the same but with the different spelling of Propesor
     
  12. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Some jobs have no Tagalog translation like referee or umpire. Even the arbiter has no Tagalog translation so those words are accepted and understood in their English form. An official can be called opisyal which has the same pronunciation just like officer which also has no direct translation in Tagalog.
     
  13. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    For the medical practitioner, doctor or Doc is the most commons since only very few are using the word Manggagamot. The specialist doctor like the Pediatrician is shortened to Pedia and that goes also to the Podiatrist which is the Podia. The Nutritionist or Dietitian has no Tagalog translation and they are understood in their English form.