선생님

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 선생 (先生, seonsaeng, “teacher”) and the honorific particle (nim).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰʌ̹nsʰɛŋnim] ~ [sʰʌ̹nsʰe̞ŋnim]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangeul: [/]
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seonsaengnim
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seonsaengnim
McCune–Reischauer?sŏnsaengnim
Yale Romanization?sensayngnim

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 님의 / 선님에 / 선님까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on the second syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

선생님 (seonsaengnim) (counter , hanja 先生님)

  1. (honorific) teacher
  2. sir, mister, Ms (polite term of address for an elder male or female)