師傅

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. 师傅
trad.

Etymology[edit]

A compound of (si1, teacher) and (fu6, teacher).

Noun[edit]

師傅 (traditional, Jyutping si1 fu6*2, Yale si1fu6, simplified 师傅)

  1. teacher; master (especially in martial arts); sifu
  2. a polite form of address for an adult
  3. a polite way to address a skilled worker (carpenter, plumber etc) or craftsman

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "師傅" (in Cantonese/English), Cantodict. URL accessed on 2009-06-20.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 师傅
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shīfu
Zhuyin ㄕ ㄈㄨ˙
IPA (key) /ʂʐ̩⁵⁵ fu²/
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Noun[edit]

師傅 (traditional, Pinyin shīfu, simplified 师傅)

  1. teacher; master (especially in martial arts); sifu
  2. a polite form of address for an adult
  3. a polite way to address a skilled worker (carpenter, plumber etc) or craftsman

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 师傅
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

師傅 (traditional, POJ sai-hū, traditional 師傅, simplified 师傅)

  1. teacher; master (especially in Martial arts); sifu
  2. a polite form of address for an adult
  3. a polite way to address a skilled worker (carpenter, plumber etc) or craftsman