Meaning

Primary

Company Employee

Alternative

Office Worker

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A "company" (会社) member is someone who works at a company. This is a company employee. There are many of these in Japan. Most of them are drunk.

Reading

かいしゃいん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Pattern of Use

  • 会社員を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 会社員をつづける
    to continue to be a company employee
    会社員をする
    to be a company employee
    会社員をやめる
    to quit being a company employee

Context Sentences

わたしの夫は、ごくふ通の会社員です。

My husband is just an ordinary office worker.

わたしたちはみんな、会社員である前に、一人の人間なんですよ。

We're people before we are employees.

あの会社員は麻薬所持で逮捕された。

That employee got busted for drug possession.

Kanji Composition