Japanese Dictionary

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Romaji
shi
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    teacher; master; one's mentor
    Example sentence
    内弟子とは寝食ともにあらゆる武術ノウハウ秘伝伝える制度 Apprenticeship is a system where you eat, sleep and live with your master and are taught various martial arts know-how and secrets.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), suffix
    Meaning
    religious leader
    Example sentence
    いい工芸自分作品誇り持っている A good craftsman takes pride in his work.
  • Parts of speech
    suffix
    Meaning
    specialist
    Example sentence
    女は考えている She regards him as her master.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
    Example sentence
    女はと仰いでいる。 She looks on him as her master.

Examples of 師, し in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

10 strokes

expert, teacher, master, model, exemplar, army (incl. counter), war

On'Yomi: ,

Kun'Yomi: もろもろ, なら.う

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