선생

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 先生

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sʰʌ̹nsʰɛ̝ŋ]

IPA(key) [sʰʌ̹nsʰɛ̝ŋ]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR seonsaeng
RR (translit.) seonsaeng
MC sŏnsaeng
Yale sensayng

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).