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Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家小説家しょせつかしょうせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

in a few rare cases this suffix is also read -て in common words as well (thanks to @EiríkrÚtlendi):

  • 買手【かいて】 (buyer/purchaser)
  • 選【えら】び手【て】(selector/chooser)
  • 使【つか】い手【て】(user of smth.)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

in a few rare cases this suffix is also read -て in common words as well (thanks to @EiríkrÚtlendi):

  • 買手【かいて】 (buyer/purchaser)
  • 選【えら】び手【て】(selector/chooser)
  • 使【つか】い手【て】(user of smth.)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 小説家しょうせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

in a few rare cases this suffix is also read -て in common words as well (thanks to @EiríkrÚtlendi):

  • 買手【かいて】 (buyer/purchaser)
  • 選【えら】び手【て】(selector/chooser)
  • 使【つか】い手【て】(user of smth.)
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Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

in a few rare cases this suffix is also read -て in common words as well (thanks to @EiríkrÚtlendi):

  • 買手【かいて】 (buyer/purchaser)
  • 選【えら】び手【て】(selector/chooser)
  • 使【つか】い手【て】(user of smth.)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

in a few rare cases this suffix is also read -て in common words as well (thanks to @EiríkrÚtlendi):

  • 買手【かいて】 (buyer/purchaser)
  • 選【えら】び手【て】(selector/chooser)
  • 使【つか】い手【て】(user of smth.)
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Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (onkun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (on) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

Some kanji suffixes can be used for this.

Probably the most generic and closest to -er is -者{しゃ}

  • 医{い}者{しゃ} (doctor, physician)
  • 歯{は}医{い}者{しゃ} (dentist)
  • 忍{にん}者{じゃ} (ninja)
  • 責任者{せきにんしゃ} (person responsible/in charge)
  • 関係者{かんけいしゃ} (authorized person, staff)
  • 科学者{かがくしゃ} (scientist)
  • 通訳者{つうやくしゃ} (interpreter)

More such words (Wiktionary link)

NB: in some compounds is read as もの, e.g. 若{わか}者{もの}, 馬鹿{ばか}者{もの}, 愚{おろ}か者{もの}.

Other common suffixes:

-屋{や} (usually, but not always used for occupations with a [work]shop)

  • 八{や}百{お}屋{や} (greengrocer)
  • 肉{にく}屋{や} (butcher)
  • 床{とこ}屋{や} (barber)
  • 大{おお}屋{や} (landlord/landlady)
  • 酒屋{さかや} (sake dealer/brewer)
  • 質屋{しちや} (pawnbroker)
  • 殺{ころ}し屋{や} (professional killer/hitman)

-家{か} can be used for professions usually(but not always) related to creativity:

  • 漫画家【まんがか】 (mangaka, manga/comic writer)
  • 画家 【がか】 (painter)
  • 作家【さっか】 (writer/author)
  • 所説家【しょせつか】 (novelist, fiction writer)
  • 作詞家【さくしか】 (lyricist, songwriter)
  • 芸術家【げいじゅつか】 (artist (in entertainment industry))
  • 評論家【ひょうろんか】 (critic)
  • 農家 【のうか】 (farmer/plant grower)
  • 実業家【じつぎょうか】 (businessman)

yet another suffix is -手{しゅ}:

  • 歌手{かしゅ} - singer
  • 選手{せんしゅ} - sportsman
  • 運転手{うんてんしゅ} - driver/chauffeur
  • 投手{とうしゅ} - baseball pitcher
  • 騎手{きしゅ} - horseman/rider

NB: this suffix has been repurposed by Niconico Video users to refer to amateur artists posting videos of their performances. They use the same 手 kanji but with the て (kun) reading:

-歌{うた}い手{て} (utaite, amateur singer) from 歌手{かしゅ} (singer) -踊{おど}り手{て} (odorite, amateur dancer) from 踊{おど}る (dance)

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