先生 xiānsheng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

先生 (xiānsheng) English Meaning

  • Mister (Mr.)
  • husband
  • doctor (dialect)
  • teacher

Traditional Characters: 先生

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)
  • 位 (wèi)

Sample Sentences

  • 格林先生是历史老师。
    Gélín xiānshēng shì lìshǐ lǎoshī.
    Mr. Green is a history teacher.
  • 先生的学问博大精深。
    Xiānshēng de xuéwèn bódàjīngshēn.
    The teacher had both extensive knowledge and profound scholarship.
  • 布朗先生是一位医生。
    Bùlǎng xiānshēng shì yī wèi yīshēng.
    Mr. Brown is a doctor.
  • 加藤先生是一位老师。
    Jiāténg xiānshēng shì yī wèi lǎoshī.
    Mr. Kato is a teacher.
  • 史密斯先生是个好老师。
    Shǐmìsī xiānshēng shìgè hǎo lǎoshī.
    Mr. Smith is a good teacher.
  • 平山先生是位很好的老师。
    Píngshān xiānshēng shì wèi hěn hǎo de lǎoshī.
    Mr. Hirayama is a very good teacher.

Stroke Order & Character Components

先 (xiān): first; early; prior; former; in advance

  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (tǔ): earth
  • (er): child

生 (shēng): to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

  • (shēng): be born
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