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先生
Readings
せんせい
sensei
せんじょう
senjou
Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language
teacher, master, doctorinstituteur, maître, professeur

Suffix
Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language
with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific

Meaning restricted to せんじょう
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 前生
Archaism
previous existenceучительLehrer, Lehrerin, Lehrmeister, Meister, Schulmeister, Doktor, in Kunst und Wissenschaft fortgeschrittene Person, respektvolle Anrede für Lehrer, Professoren, Ärzte, Künstler, Rechtanwälte etc., Alter, Typ (freundlich oder um sich über jmdn. lustig zu machen, verwendet), früher als jmd. selbst geborene Person, Älterer (ist die ursprüngl. Bedeutung)

Kanji
ON: センKUN: さき, ま.ず
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

ON: セイ, ショウKUN: -う, な.す, な.る, なま-, なま, き, は.やす, は.える, お.う, う.む, うまれ, う.まれ, うま.れる, う.まれる, い.ける, い.かす
life, genuine, birth

Example sentences
われわれの先生は真の意味で紳士です。Parts: 我々 (われわれ), 先生 (せんせい), 真の (しんの), 意味 (いみ), 紳士 (しんし)Our teacher is a gentleman in the true sense of the word.

ぼくはジョーンズ先生に作文を直してもらった。Parts: (ぼく), 先生 (せんせい), 作文 (さくぶん), 直す (なおす), 貰う (もらう)I had my composition corrected by Mr Jones.
I had my composition corrected by Mr. Jones.

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