Ok yeah this is random but my friend is a mechanical engineering major so I wanted to know the word for ‘engineer’, and it turns out that figuring out the word for ‘engineer’ is WAY more complicated than expected.
Here’s the basis
gives the impression of chemical engineering or someone who graduated with a degree in engineering
A more general term, but they don’t nessecarily have a degree in engineering
기계 공학자 / 기계 기술자
No real difference between them; both are natural. But if they have a degree in mechanical engineering I would use 기계 공학자
like someone who designs machinery. They just Konglish it
3D printing/3D printer
Why the heck did I ask about 3D printers?
I was trying to figure out how to explain what an engineer was in case they didn’t actually know what an engineer was so I sent this:
My previously mentioned engineering friend was designing one of these for his final project so that’s why I’m going all fancy with bio printers….it wasn’t to be extra. Its just the example I had 🤷🏼♀
I sent the question to like…..3 different people. And my answers varied greatly because they were like:
“음…..3D 프린터 디자이너?”
“um….a 3d printer designer?”
Which is fair, but then I clarified and we got the words for engineer.
Anyway that’s why I’m including 3d printing as a word. The more you know and all that