I'm trying to say “He has been working in this company since he graduated from university. We consider him as family".

他大学毕业以后,一直在这家公司工作。我们以他为家。 他大学毕业就在这家公司工作。我们以他为家。

I wasn't sure if I was using 一直,就 & 以【。。。】为 correctly. Thanks in advance!

  • Since there is already an answer from @r13, I just want to point out that there is a world of difference between "为家" and "为家人" The former is treating a certain "place" as "home"; the latter is treating a certain "person" as "family" Sep 27, 2021 at 2:28
  • Also, it is OK to just say "毕业后" in the context of this sentence. Good stylistic Chinese writings always aim for brevity, and redundancy is a linguistic crime worse than murder :) And as @r13 pointed out, even the 后 may not be necessary in a certain syntactic rendering. Sep 27, 2021 at 2:41

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  • I am using the Integrated Chinese Vol 4 and the structure taught was 以____为. I was wondering if I can use 以 instead of 视 and 當 without changing the meaning? Sep 27, 2021 at 6:07
  • I think the pattern of 以____为____ should be: 以 + noun + 为 + adj. 以他為榮; 以此為樂; 以生命為主. Please check your book for the pattern and examples.
    – r13
    Sep 27, 2021 at 15:40
  • The book didn't specify. It says 以 X 为 Y. Translated into "to regard or treat X as Y" Sep 30, 2021 at 4:08


thinking him as a home
taking it as a home

for example,

The garden has a desserted stone house. During the few days we tried to collect Chinese herb medicine, we relied on it to be home.

so it should be

He worked in this company since college graduation. We all view him as family. (We all treat him like family).

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