선생님

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sʰʌ̹nsʰɛ̝ŋnim]

IPA(key) [sʰʌ̹nsʰɛ̝ŋnim]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR seonsaengnim
RR (translit.) seonsaengnim
MC sŏnsaengnim
Yale sensayngnim

Noun[edit]

선생님 (seonsaengnim) (hanja 先生님)

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