선생님

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[sʰʌ̹nsʰe̞ŋnim]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? seonsaengnim
Revised Romanization (translit.)? seonsaengnim
McCune–Reischauer? sŏnsaengnim
Yale Romanization? sensayngnim

Noun[edit]

선생님 (seonsaengnim) (hanja 先生님)

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