Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
博士 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
はかせ, はくし
hakase, hakushi
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun, used as a suffix, nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    doctorate; PhD; Dr (as a title)
    Example sentence
    初心者はマーテン博士使わなさすぎていい思う I think it is all right for beginners to take great pains to avoid using Dr Martin's book.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    expert; learned person
    Example sentence
    「直る見込みは?」「システム開発チームのシュバイシェン博士現在闘病ためもう暫くと・・・」 Prospects for repair? "Prof. Shubaishen, the leader of the system development team, is presently unwell so we think it will take a while longer ..."

Examples of 博士, はかせ, はくし in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


12 strokes

Dr., command, esteem, win acclaim, Ph.D., exposition, fair

On'Yomi: ハク, バク


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3 strokes

gentleman, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)


Kun'Yomi: さむらい

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