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Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister

China xiān shēng
Japan sen sei
Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister

If you've taken even a single karate class in your life, you know this term. This is sensei, which is associated in the west with a master or instructor of karate, aikido, judo, and other Japanese martial arts.

In reality, this is a term of respect for almost any professional or skilled person (doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc). In some cases, it is used for musicians and artists who have achieved a certain level of fame, skill, or accomplishment.

It should be noted that this is also a courtesy title in Chinese but more like calling someone "mister" or "gentleman." It doesn't really have the "master" or "teacher" meaning in Chinese - see our Chinese "Master / Sifu / Shi Fu" entry if your audience is Chinese.

In Korean Hanja, this means teacher, instructor, schoolmaster, or schoolmistress.

This entry is more for educational purposes. This is kind of a strange thing to put on a wall scroll. It's a title that is used more orally to show respect, rather than something written in calligraphy. If you feel that it is appropriate in your circumstances, we are very willing to create a piece of sensei Japanese calligraphy artwork for you.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

宣誓

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Mandarin xuān shì / xuan1 shi4
Taiwan hsüan shih
Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Chinese to swear an oath (of office); to make a vow
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) oath; abjuration; pledge

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専制

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Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) despotism; autocracy

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先制

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Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) head start; initiative; preemption

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先聖


先圣

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Mandarin xiān shèng / xian1 sheng4
Taiwan hsien sheng
Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Japanese ancient sage; Confucius
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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潜性

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Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (obscure) recessiveness

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擅制

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Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) despotism; autocracy

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陝西


陕西

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Mandarin shǎn xī / shan3 xi1
Taiwan shan hsi
Japanese sensei / sense せんせい
Chinese Shaanxi province (Shensi) in northwest China, abbr. 陝|陕[Shan3], capital Xi’an 西安市[Xi1 an1 Shi4]
Japanese (place-name) Shaanxi (China); Shensi

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藤野先生

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Mandarin téng yě xiān sheng / teng2 ye3 xian1 sheng5
Taiwan t`eng yeh hsien sheng / teng yeh hsien sheng
Chinese Yoshino-Sensei, Japanese friend of Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅[Lu3 Xun4]

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sensei
Master
Teacher
Mister
先生sen sei / senseixiān shēng
xian1 sheng1
xian sheng
xiansheng
hsien sheng
hsiensheng

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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