Sample Sentences

每天打工晚上十二
wǒ měitiān dǎgōng dào wǎnshàng shíèr diǎnr。
I work part-time every day until 12 midnight.

Elementary

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打工办法
āi!gěi rén dǎgōng,méi bànfǎ ā!
Oh well, working for other people... what can you do?

Intermediate

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我们合作关系投资打工
wǒmen bù shì hézuòguānjì。wǒ tóuzī,nǐ dǎgōng。
We're not partners. I invest, you work for me.

Intermediate

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怎么不行别人打工最后这样好好想想
zěnme bùxíng?gěi biérén dǎgōng,zuìhòu jiù xiàng wǒ zhèyàng。nǐ hǎo hāo xiǎngxiang ba。
Why not? When you work for somebody else, you end up like me in the end. Think it over.

Intermediate

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打工够用需不需要
nà nǐ dǎgōng de qián gòuyòng ma?xū bu xūyào wǒ zài huì gěi nǐ?
So you earn enough from your part-time job? Do you need me to transfer some money to you?

Intermediate

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不用已经开始打工衣服可以自己
bùyòng la!wǒ yǐjīng kāishǐ dǎgōng le,mǎi yīfu de qián,wǒ kěyǐ zìjǐ fù。
Don't worry about it! I've already started working part time, I can pay for my own clothes.

Intermediate

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想想也是其实外地人大城市打工初衷只是那些通过偷渡洋打工
xiǎngxiang yěshì,qíshí hé wàidìrén qù dàchéngshì dǎgōng shì yī gè chūzhōng,zhǐshì nàxiē rén shì tōngguò tōudù qù“yángdǎgōng”le。
Thinking about it, you’re right, it’s like the aspirations migrant workers have when they take jobs in cities away from home, it’s just that these people have to be smuggled into the West to work.

Upper-Intermediate

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整天没劲我们一起出去打工
zhěngtiān dāi zài jiā li zhēn méijìn,wǒ men yīqǐ chūqù dǎgōng ba。
Staying at home all day long is really boring. Let's go do a little work together.

Upper-Intermediate

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就是打工仔带来什么幸福生活
tā jiùshì ge dǎgōngzǎi,néng gěi nǐ dàilái shénme xìngfú shēnghuó?
He's just a migrant worker. What kind of happiness can he bring you?

Upper-Intermediate

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美式连锁餐厅打工咖啡机
wǒ zài měishì liánsuǒ cāntīng dǎgōng guò,yě huì yòng kāfēijī。
I worked part time at an American-style chain restaurant before and I can work a coffee maker.

Upper-Intermediate

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读书打工日子充实不少东西
wǒ biān dúshū biān dǎgōng,rìzi guò de hěn chōngshí,yě xué dào le bùshǎo dōngxi。
I'm working while I study. My days are really full, and I've learned a lot.

Upper-Intermediate

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为了谋生离开家乡大城市打工
wèile móushēng,tā líkāi jiāxiāng qù yī ge dàchéngshì dǎgōng。
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Advanced

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商人什么什么好卖什么风险有点但是安稳打工风险
shāngrén shì shénme?shénme hǎo mài mài shénme!fēngxiǎn shì yǒudiǎnr de,dànshì ānwěn dǎgōng jiù méi fēngxiǎn le?nǐ kàn nǐ,hái bù shì bèi chǎo le!
What are business people? They sell what sells well! There's a little bit of risk, but isn't there risk even in a stable job? Look at you-- didn't you get fired?

Advanced

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可以自己创业林峰自己自己老板别人打工
nà kěyǐ zìjǐ chuàngyè ma,wǒ Lín Fēng zìjǐ zuò zìjǐ de lǎobǎn,cái bù qù gěi biérén dǎgōng。
You can work for yourself. I'll be my own boss. I don't have to go work for someone else.

Advanced

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听说福建偷渡那里悠久移民史60年代以后那里很多纷纷偷渡美国打工所以那个地区华侨数量惊人
nǐ tīngshuō guò fújiàn yǒu gè“tōudù cūn”ma?nàlǐ yǒu hěn yōujiǔ de yímínshǐ,cóng liùshí niándài yǐhòu,nàlǐ yǒu hěnduō rén fēnfēn tōudù qù měiguó dǎgōng,suǒyǐ nàge dìqū de huáqiáo shùliàng duō de jīngrén。
Do you know that Fujian has a whole village dedicated to people smuggling? There is a long history of emigration from the village, as from the 1960s onwards, batch after batch of people have been smuggled to America to work, resulting in a shocking number of people there who hold American passports.

Upper-Intermediate

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读书时候开始打工补贴家用
tā dúshū de shíhou jiù kāishǐ dǎgōng bǔtiē jiāyòng le。
When he was a student he had already started working part-time to subsidize the household expenses.

Upper-Intermediate

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眼珠子滴溜是啊是啊妈妈湖南我们老家湖南邵阳后来四川几年来这儿打工现在湖南这边过来打工要是熟人领路不好称心事情
yǎnzhūzǐ dīliū yī zhuǎn)shì a shì a,wǒ māma Húnán de,wǒmen lǎojiā shì Húnán Shàoyáng de,hòulái qù le Sìchuān,zǎo jǐniánlái zhèr dǎgōng le,xiànzài Húnán zhèbiān guòlai dǎgōng de rén kě duō le,yàoshì méi gè shúrén lǐnglù,hái zhēn bù hǎo zhǎo gè chèngxīn de shìqing zuò。
(Looks around him calculatingly) Yes, yes, my mum is from Hunan. Our ancestral home is in Shaoyang in Hunan, but later we moved to Sichuan. I came here to get work several years ago. Now lots of people come here from Hunan to get work. Unless they know someone to show them the ropes, it's really hard to find good work.

Advanced

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看来还是爱国传统行业中国只能外国打工相反我们航天技术发展可以别国发射卫星甚至别国宇航员送上太空那时候多少就是我们
kànlai nǐ hái shì hěn àiguó de ma!kě nǐ xiǎng a,guāng kào chuántǒng hángyè,Zhōngguó zhǐnéng gěi wàiguó dǎgōng。xiāngfǎn,wǒmen hángtiān jìshù fāzhǎn le,kěyǐ bāng bié guó fāshè wèixīng,shènzhì hái néng bǎ bié guó de yǔhángyuán sòng shàng tàikōng,nà shíhou zhèng duōshao kě jiùshì wǒmen shuō le suàn!
It seems like you're really patriotic, huh! But think about it: relying only on traditional industries, China can only work for foreign countries. But, on the other hand, if we develop our aeronautics industry, we can help other countries launch satellites, and even deliver their astronauts to outer space. Then, when it comes to how much we'll be able to earn, the sky's the limit.

Upper-Intermediate

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