老師

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 5

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 老師 (lawX srij, literally old teacher, old master). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 老師 and simplified 老师 (lǎoshī).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

老師 (hiragana ろうし, historical hiragana らうし, romaji rōshi)

  1. an elderly monk; a sage; an elderly teacher or master
  2. (from the way that (shi) can also mean “a military group”) the exhaustion of military troops from fighting a protracted war

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

MandarinEdit

simpl. 老师
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin lǎoshī
Zhuyin ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ
IPA (key) /lɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʂʐ̩⁵⁵/
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NounEdit

老師 (traditional, Pinyin lǎoshī, simplified 老师)

  1. teacher
    老師壓力
    de lǎoshī gěi hěn yālì.
    My teacher puts me under a lot of pressure.

Derived termsEdit


Min NanEdit

simpl. 老师
trad.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

老師 (traditional, POJ lāu-su, traditional 老師, simplified 老师)

  1. teacher
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