先生

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Reading

Readings of the Japanese word.

The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

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  • (せん)(せい)
    せんせい (sensei)

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  • noun
    teacher, instructor, master
    • honorific languagenounnoun (suffix)
      sensei, title or form of address for a teacher, master, doctor, lawyer, etc.
      • familiar languagejocular, humorous termnoun
        intimate or teasing form of address
        • archaismnoun
          one's elder
            • orig. meaning
          • leraar, leermeester, meester, instructeur, sensei
            • mijnheer, mevrouw, meneer, {i.h.b.} meester, {i.h.b.} dokter, {i.h.b.} doctor, {i.h.b.} professor, {studentent.} ome
              • {scherts.} heerschap
                • instituteur, maître, professeur
                  • avec les noms des enseignants, etc. comme honorifique
                    • préexistence, existence précédente, existence antérieure
                      • Lehrer, Lehrerin, Lehrmeister, Meister, Schulmeister, Doktor
                        • in Kunst und Wissenschaft fortgeschrittene Person
                          • respektvolle Anrede für Lehrer, Professoren, Ärzte, Künstler, Rechtanwälte etc.
                            • Meister, Alter, Typ (freundlich oder um sich über jmdn. lustig zu machen, verwendet)
                              • früher als jmd. selbst geborene Person, Älterer (ist die ursprüngl. Bedeutung)
                                • előadó, tanár, főnök, igazgató
                                  • 1) учитель, преподаватель, {~をする} работать учителем, 2) (почтительное обращение (к преподавателю, врачу и т. п.)
                                    • profesor, -ica, učitelj, -ica
                                      • maestro, profesor, doctor
                                        • lärare, professor, doktor, mästare

                                          Kanji in this word

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                                          • 6 strokes

                                            before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

                                          • 5 strokes

                                            life, genuine, birth

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                                          • Japanese sentence

                                            われわれの先生は真の意味で紳士です。 

                                            Sentence analysis
                                            Translation

                                            Our teacher is a gentleman in the true sense of the word.

                                            Unser Lehrer ist ein Gentleman im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.

                                            A tanárunk egy gentlemen, a szó igazi értelmében.

                                            Nosso professor é um verdadeiro cavalheiro.

                                            Nuestro profesor es un caballero en el verdadero sentido.


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                                          • Japanese sentence

                                            ぼくはジョーンズ先生に作文を直してもらった。 

                                            Sentence analysis
                                            Translation

                                            I had my composition corrected by Mr. Jones.

                                            Ich habe mir meinen Aufsatz von Herrn Jones korrigieren lassen.

                                            Моё сочинение было поправлено мистером Джонсом.

                                            Mr. Jones corrigió mi composición.


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                                          先生

                                          Reading

                                          Readings of the Japanese word.

                                          The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

                                          Words having multiple readings will be ordered by popularity.

                                          • (せん)(じょう)
                                            せんじょう (senjou)
                                          • 先生(せんしょう)
                                            せんしょう (senshou)
                                          • 先生(ぜんじょう)
                                            ぜんじょう (zenjou)

                                          Translation

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                                          • archaismnoun
                                            teacher, instructor, master
                                            • see also: 
                                          • Buddhismarchaismnoun
                                            previous existence
                                            • see also: 

                                          Kanji in this word

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                                          Clicking on the kanji will get you to the kanji information page, with more information like the onyomi and kunyomi, or the order on how to write it.

                                          • 6 strokes

                                            before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

                                          • 5 strokes

                                            life, genuine, birth

                                          先生

                                          Reading

                                          Readings of the Japanese word.

                                          The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

                                          Words having multiple readings will be ordered by popularity.

                                          • 先生(シーサン)
                                            シーサン (shi-san)

                                          Translation

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                                          There are cases where a word may have different meanings. In that case all the meanings will be ordered by popularity.

                                          Some translations may have tags associated giving miscellaneous information (grammatical, way of writing, ...). There may also be links to similar or antonym words.

                                          English is the main language for the translations, but some words will also be available in other languages: Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, or Swedish.

                                          • honorific languagenoun
                                            boy
                                            • Word coming from Chinese: xiānshēng

                                          Kanji in this word

                                          Analysis of the kanji ideograms forming the word.

                                          Clicking on the kanji will get you to the kanji information page, with more information like the onyomi and kunyomi, or the order on how to write it.

                                          • 6 strokes

                                            before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

                                          • 5 strokes

                                            life, genuine, birth