Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by stelingo, Nov 18, 2012.
How do you say ' He He has had many jobs.'
My attempt :
I'm wondering what do you mean by "many jobs" in your original sentence... and in your the other thread as well. Do you mean "he" is doing several part-time jobs at the same time? If so, you can say:
2. 他已经有很多份兼职了。（兼职 means "part-time job"）
3. 他已经打了很多份工了。（打工 means "to do part-time jobs"）
For your attempt, 他已经有很多工作了 may be taken as "he has had too much work (so he is very busy with his work and don't disturb him)."
I mean he has had several jobs, one after the other.
Oh, then the translation is: 他已经做过很多份工作了。(also 干[gàn]过 or 有过 is OK)
verb+过 indicates "already, something has been done"
For me ， it will be：他曾有过许多工作。
I´m not quite sure about the structure "has had". I suppose that it means "He doesn´t have job now"...
This is good if you want to stress that "he has SWITCHED many jobs..."
But for the original sentence, I'll go with Lucia's 他已经做过很多份工作了. Hers has the closest meaning to the original one and has the least changes.
Anyway, a context is prefered.
I don't think it is really necessary to stress past participle tense here unless there is a sub clause following, simply say 他換過很多份工作 should be sufficient.
Separate names with a comma.