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Popular Jobs in Korean Drama and Related Vocabularies

Annyeonghaseyo, chingudeul! This section provides you several vocabularies related to popular jobs appeared in Korean drama. In learning Korean, we might be boring if we just focus on the grammatical lesson. Sometimes we should do the different approach like learning from cultural aspect. Since most of us are K-pop addict, we can learn Korean through drama. While youโ€™re binge-watching to K-drama, you will catch some vocabularies and knowledge, especially in profession-themed drama. So, we will share several vocabularies about profession or jobs in Korean drama.

1. ์˜์‚ฌ (Uisa) โ€“ Most Popular Jobs in Korean Drama

Doctor most popular jobs in korean drama
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We begin with the most popular jobs appeared in Korean drama, ์˜์‚ฌ (uisa) or doctor. The one who assists doctor to take care of patients is ๊ฐ„ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ (ganhosa) or nurse. ์˜์‚ฌ (Uisa) and ๊ฐ„ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ (ganhosa) work at ๋ณ‘์› (byeongwon) or hospital. In medical-themed dramas, we frequently see the operation room scene. In Korean, operation room means ์ˆ˜์ˆ ์‹ค (susulsil).

2. ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ (Gyeongchal) โ€“ Challenging Jobs in Korean Drama

Police popular jobs in korean drama

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Do you remember the role of Park Seojun and Kang Haneul in Midnight Runners movie? Or Kang Haneulโ€™s job in drama When The Camellia Blooms? Yeah, it is ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ (gyeongchal) or policeman. Similar to doctor, policeman is mostly appeared in every K-drama. ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ (Gyeongchal) works at ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ์„œ (gyeongchalseo) or police station. At ๊ฒฝ์ฐฐ์„œ (gyeongchalseo) there is an officer who has duty on crime investigation: ํ˜•์‚ฌ (hyeongsa) or detective.

3. ๊ฒ€์‚ฌ (Geomsa) โ€“ Prestigious Jobs in Korean Drama

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๊ฒ€์‚ฌ (Geomsa) or prosecutor is one of the high-ranked occupations in Korean society. He/she is intelligent and graduated from reputable university. He/she must be critical, analytical, and bold. His/her credibility is tested in ๋ฒ•์› (beobwon) or court when they face the high tension argument with ๋ณ€ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ (byeonhosa) or lawyer. Like ๊ฒ€์‚ฌ (geomsa), ๋ณ€ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ (byeonhosa) must be smart, analytical, and bold. No matter what, he/she has to โ€˜winโ€™ the client. However, how high ๊ฒ€์‚ฌ (geomsa) and ๋ณ€ํ˜ธ์‚ฌ (byeonhosa) dispute, the decision still depends on ํŒ์‚ฌ (pansa) or judge.

4. ๊ธฐ์ž (Gija)

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Talking about the popular jobs in Korean drama, we should list the journalistic world too. Journalism reminds us to Pinocchio starring Lee Jongsuk and Park Shinhye or Jealousy Incarnate starring Gong Hyojin and Jo Jungsuk. We can refer journalist or reporter to ๊ธฐ์ž (gija). However, we can also call reporter as ๋ณด๊ณ ์ž (bogoja). His/her duty is not only collecting then writing news but also sharing the information for public. Itโ€™s the process of broadcasting. Sometimes journalist can also be ๋‰ด์Šค ์•ต์ปค (nyuseu aengkeo) or news anchor. So, multitasking skill is highly required in this field.

5. ์—ฐ์˜ˆ์ธ (Yeonyein)

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Probably this is the most interesting jobs in Korean drama. Generally, we can refer entertainer or celebrity to ์—ฐ์˜ˆ์ธ (yeonyein). This is kind of job that everyone dreams on recently. A figure who is always under the spotlight. He/she gets the fame and fans. A way to win the peopleโ€™s heart is being a talented ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜ (gasu) or singer. The other way is being an actor or ๋ฐฐ์šฐ (baeu) and actress or ์—ฌ๋ฐฐ์šฐ (yeobaeu). Surely, Korean showbiz sounds promising. Many figures can do multiple jobs like being ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜ (gasu) and ๋ฐฐ์šฐ (baeu) at the same time or vice versa.

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