American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A judo or karate teacher.
- n. A teacher or mentor.
- n. Used as a form of address for such a person.
- From Japanese 先生 sensei, literally ‘one who lived before’. (Wiktionary)
- Japanese, teacher, master, from Middle Chinese senshiaj : sen, first + shiaj, to give birth, person, n. suff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When addressing a teacher in the West, a student might say, “Excuse me, Mr. Smith,” but in Japan, the term sensei without a name is sufficient.”
“We use Japanese in our class, but I guess our sensei is a traditionalist.”
“I even marathoned the manga (all 148 chapters in one sitting) right after seeing episode 1 and ended up sleeping at 4 am. xDD Adachi-sensei is really doing a great job in writing it.”
“It might take a decade to happen, but we all know it will, because our sensei is just that good.”
“Koizumi confirms this adding that Maity-sensei is coming as well.”
“Yukiji-sensei is really bitter about getting demoted so she makes up a mischievous plan to get back her position as homeroom teacher.”
“Apparently, Yuki-sensei is still in the mansion wandering, looking for more of the delicious food.”
“In the kendo club dojo, Ishida-sensei is giving the team some reminders about the upcoming match.”
“The next day in class, Maity-sensei is teaching English.”
“Kanamori-sensei is retired now, and can no longer take on such major projects as this kind of book illustration.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sensei’.
Social titles that can be used when directly addressing the person.
Are you Ninja enough??
(many of these words are in Japanese)
The opposite of wasei-eigo; Japanese words used in English.
Looking for tweets for sensei.