선생

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 先生.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

선생 (seonsaeng) (hanja 先生)

  1. teacher

Usage notes[edit]

선생 (seonsaeng) is often used to address a person whose professional status is unknown. In this sense, it is often combined with (nim) to produce 선생님 (seonsaengnim).