先生

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  • 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
        • archaism
          one's elder
            • orig. meaning
          • 1. leraar, leermeester, meester, instructeur, sensei, 2. mijnheer, mevrouw, meneer, {i.h.b.} meester, {i.h.b.} dokter, {i.h.b.} doctor, {i.h.b.} professor, {studentent.} ome, 3. {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

                                      Pronunciation

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                                      The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

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                                      • シーサン shi-san

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                                      • honorific languagenoun
                                        boy
                                        • Word coming from Chinese: xiānshēng

                                      Kanji in this word

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                                      • 6 strokes

                                        before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

                                      • 5 strokes

                                        life, genuine, birth

                                      先生

                                      Pronunciation

                                      The way this word is usually spoken.

                                      The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

                                      There are words having multiple different pronunciations. In that case they will be ordered by popularity.

                                      • せんじょう senjou
                                      • せんしょう senshou
                                      • ぜんじょう zenjou

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                                      • archaismnoun
                                        teacher, instructor, master
                                        • see also: 
                                      • Buddhist termarchaism
                                        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