老師

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 老師 (lawX srij, literally old teacher, old master). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 老師 and simplified 老师 (lǎoshī).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

老師 (hiragana ろうし, historical hiragana らうし, romaji rōshi)

  1. an elderly monk; a sage; an elderly teacher or master
  2. (from the way that (shi) can also mean “a military group”) the exhaustion of military troops from fighting a protracted war

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 老师
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin lǎoshī
Zhuyin ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ
IPA (key) /lɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʂʐ̩⁵⁵/
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Noun[edit]

老師 (traditional, Pinyin lǎoshī, simplified 老师)

  1. teacher
    老師壓力
    de lǎoshī gěi hěn yālì.
    My teacher puts me under a lot of pressure.

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 老师
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

老師 (traditional, POJ lāu-su, traditional 老師, simplified 老师)

  1. teacher