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パート

Last week I talked about アルバイト and this week I’m going to talk about パート in the similar context.

 

パート is the transliteration of “part” and it usually refers to “part-time employment.”
 

母(はは)はスーパーでパートをしている。

My mother works part-time at a supermarket.
It can sometimes refer to a part-time worker as well.

父(ちち)はパートを二人(ふたり)雇(やと)った。

My father employed 2 part-timers.
パート workers usually work shorter hours than full-time workers, but the working hours are so long in Japan, some people go to work six days a week even if they are パート!
By the way, if the word “part” as in a “component” is written in Katakana, it is written as  パーツ even if you are talking about “one” part. In that meaning, you can also use the Kanji word 部品 (ぶひん).  

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