I'm surprised that “shigoto o shimasu” is translated is lesson 4.8 as I work. I thought it was hatarakimasu
Shigoto o shimasu
May 15, 2021
May 16, 2021
こんにちは (Konnichiwa) Abgueguen,
Thanks for your question!
働きます (Hatarakimasu) is indeed “I will work.”
仕事をします (Shigoto o shimasu) literally means “I will do a job,” but it's usually translated as “I work” since “I will do a job” can sound a little unnatural in English.
To say “I will work today," you could say either 今日は仕事をします (kyō wa shigoto o shimasu) OR 今日は働きます (kyō wa hatakimasu) - the meaning is exactly the same.
I hope this helped. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
勉強を頑張ってください！ (Benkyō o ganbatte kudasai!)