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What do you do for a living?

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ID: 4230 Newbie
In this newbie lesson, we're showing you three ways to respond to common questions like "What do you do for a living?" or "What's your job?". Let's check it out!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
nín you (courteous)
shì to be
什么 shénme what
生意 shēngyi business
您是做什么的?
nín shì zuò shénme de ?
What do you do for a living?
我是做生意的,您呢?
wǒ shì zuò shēngyi de ,nín ne ?
I am doing business, and you?
我的工作是写书,我是作家。
wǒ de gōngzuò shì xiě shū ,wǒ shì zuòjiā 。
My work is writing. I am a writer.
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