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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (せんせい) (sensei, teacher; elder), from 先生 (MC sen ʃˠæŋ, “master, elder”), from (MC sen, “earlier, first”) + (MC ʃˠæŋ, “born”). Compare modern Mandarin 先生 (xiānsheng, “Mr.”)

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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. a Japanese (language) teacher.
  3. a suffix attached to the name of a teacher (principally in translations from Japanese)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei).

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sensei m (plural senseis)

  1. sensei (martial arts instructor)

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (せんせい) (sensei, teacher; elder), from Middle Chinese 先生 (sen-ʂænɡ, master, elder), from (earlier, first) + (born). Compare Min Nan 先生 (sin-seⁿ, doctor, physician, teacher).

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  • IPA(key): /sen.sei/
  • Hyphenation: sén‧séi

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sensei (plural sensei-sensei, first-person possessive senseiku, second-person possessive senseimu, third-person possessive senseinya)

  1. a martial arts instructor.
  2. a Japanese (language) teacher.
  3. a suffix attached to the name of a teacher (principally in translations from Japanese)
    Yamada-sensei

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sensei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of せんせい

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Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (せんせい sensei).

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sensei

  1. teacher

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (sensei).

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sensei m (plural senseis)

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

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Borrowed from Japanese 先生 (sensei).

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sensei m (plural senseis)

  1. sensei (martial arts instructor)