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Vocabulary about occupation

Since of of my three Italki tutors had to stop teaching for a little while for personal reasons, I went to look for another one so I don’t end up “wearing out” the  first two. This time I opted for a professional teacher.

In spite of some Skype connection issues we did a lot and she showed me different material of different levels of difficulty, had me read a bit aloud and answer questions.

At the end of the class she sent me some sheets with useful vocabulary to describe educational background and occupation. Reading through the latter I noticed one thing: even occupations of the more shady variety are listed.

Right after assemblyman (국회의원), minister (장관), and politician (정치가), you find gangster (깡패), organised gangster (조폭) – not to confuse with the regular ones obviously – and thief (도둑).

It might be unintentional, but there is some humour in that order!

Specialised vocabulary: Politics

제도 ~ institution
군주제 ~ monarchy
군주 정치 ~ monarchy

왕 ~ king
여왕 ~ queen
귀족 ~ nobility
자리 ~ position (in the sense of responsibility and social status)
차지하다 ~ to occupy a position

힘 ~ power (in the sense of influence)
법 ~ law
폐지 ~ abolishment
검열 ~ censorship
신문의 검열 ~ censorship of newspapers

Verbs
폐지하다 ~ to abolish
약화시키다 ~ to weaken (e.g. someone’s power)
처형하다 ~ to execute
처형되다 ~ to be executed
처형시키다 ~ to have someone else executed
추방하다 ~ to deport/exile
추방되다 ~ to be deported/forced into exile
남아 있다 ~ to remain
속이다 ~ to deceive

Notice
Verb ending with -시키다 ~ to have someone…..