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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Do you use the word "subordinate"?

    We Japanese often use the word "buka", which means a person who is working under you.

    My Japanese-English dictionary, says that we can use subordinate, man, junior and so on.
    But it doesn't seem very common to use "subordinate" in an ordinary company. It is more often used in organizations like the army, isn't it?

    What would you call the person who is working for you?

    I appreciate your help.

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    #2

    Re: Do you use the word "subordinate"?

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    #3

    Re: Do you use the word "subordinate"?

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  4. Junior Member
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    #4

    Re: Do you use the word "subordinate"?

    Thank you for your help.

    So subordinate is not common.
    We can use the Japanese word for subordinate almost anytime as long as the person you are talking about is at a lower rank in the organization.

    Again thank you for your kind help. I really appreciate it.

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