What is 社会人? You Should Know
I’d say you have already known the meaning of “学生” which means students, what about “社会人“? People often want to know someone who is a student or not in daily conversations. Let me introduce what “社会人” means and how to use it today!
Working adults / Working member of society / Working professional / Employees
“社会人” means “Working adults, Working member of society, Working professional or Employees”. Basically, people want to know if someone is a student or a working member of society. That means, they often ask us about it when applying something such as bank accounts, credit cards, and travels or when buying cars, houses, etc. Apparently, one of the criteria exists in our life that if someone is a student or a working member of society. For example, you may be asked “学生? or 社会人?” by police in Japan when hanging out with your friends quite midnight around 1 a.m. or so if you look quite younger. Lastly, if you are already working at a certain company, you would be called “社会人“, which everybody uses in both casual and business situations.