師父

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Chinese

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a division (milit.); teacher; master
a division (milit.); teacher; master; expert; model
 
father
trad. (師父)
simp. (师父)
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Pronunciation

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Noun

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師父

  1. master; teacher (usually for martial arts)
  2. term of address for a Buddhist monk or a nun

Usage notes

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This term is also used to refer to female teachers, while the term 師母师母 (shīmǔ) refers specifically to a male teacher's wife, and not to female teachers. Usually, 師父师父 (shīfu) is used to refer to martial arts teachers and Buddhist monks or nuns, while 師傅师傅 (shīfu) is used to refer to a master or teacher of a trade.

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 5

Grade: 2
on’yomi

Pronunciation

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Noun

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()() (shifu

  1. teacher and father
  2. (honorific) teacher, master

References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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師父 (sabu) (hangeul 사부)

  1. Hanja form? of 사부 (master).

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun

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師父

  1. chữ Hán form of sư phụ (master).