First to arrive in the morning, last to leave at night – and constantly connected. We all know one or two. Perhaps you're one yourself?!
In this installment of Chinese Hot Words we're looking at the popular Chinese slang for a "workaholic".
As you might know,工作狂 literally breaks down as follows:
工作 / gōngzuò = to work
狂 / kuáng = crazy; wild; fiend
Note: You can add 狂 after certain other words with the same effect. 购物狂 / gòuwù kuáng means "shopaholic" and 节食狂 / jiéshí kuáng means "dieting nut", for example.
Other key vocabulary you might need to know include:
加班 / jiābān / overtime
休息 / xiūxi / rest
娱乐 / yúlè / joy; fun
身体 疲劳 / shēntǐ píláo / fatigued or weary body/health
生活无聊 / shēnghuó wúliáo / a boring life
压力太大 / yālì tài dà / too much pressure.
So folks, now is the time to ask:
你是工作狂吗？ Are you a workaholic?
你有工作狂的朋友吗？ Do you have workaholic friends?
你怎么处理工作和生活的关系？ How do you handle the relationship between your work and your life?