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老师 lǎoshī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

老师 (lǎoshī) English Meaning

  • teacher

Traditional Characters: 老師

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)
  • 位 (wèi)

Sample Sentences

  • 我是老师。
    Wǒ shì lǎoshī.
    I am a teacher.
  • 我当过老师。
    Wǒ dāngguò lǎoshī.I was a teacher.
  • 他是老师吗?
    Tā shì lǎoshī ma?
    Is he a teacher?
  • 谁是你的老师?
    Shéi shì nǐ de lǎoshī?
    Who’s your teacher?
  • 你是不是老师?
    Nǐ shì bùshì lǎoshī?
    Are you not a teacher?
  • 我不是个老师。
    Wǒ bùshì gè lǎoshī.
    I’m not a teacher.

Stroke Order & Character Components

老 (lǎo): old (of people); prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity; venerable (person); experienced; of long standing; always; all the time; of the past; very; outdated; (of meat, etc.) tough

  • (lǎo): old
  • (tǔ): earth
  • 丿 (piě): oblique
  • (bǐ): spoon / man overthrown

师 (shī): teacher; master; expert; model; army division; (old) troops; to dispatch troops;

  • (dāo): knife
  • (jīn): turban
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