sensei

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 先生 (sensei, teacher; elder), from Middle Chinese 先生 (sen-ʂænɡ, master, elder), from (earlier, first) + (born). Compare modern Mandarin 先生 (xiānshēng, “Mr.”)

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Noun[edit]

sensei (plural sensei or senseis)

  1. A martial arts instructor. Sensei of martial arts usually live and/or work at a dojo where they instruct their apprentices. A live-in apprentice is also called uchi-deshi.
  2. (colloquial) a Japanese (language) teacher.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei).

Noun[edit]

sensei m (plural senseis)

  1. sensei (martial arts instructor)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sensei

  1. rōmaji reading of せんせい

Palauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei).

Noun[edit]

sensei

  1. teacher

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

sensei m (plural senseis)

  1. sensei (martial arts instructor)
  2. sensei (a Japanese teacher or master)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei).

Noun[edit]

sensei m (plural senseis)

  1. sensei (martial arts instructor)