师傅 shī fu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

师傅 (shī fu) English Meaning

  • master
  • qualified worker
  • respectful form of address for older men

Traditional Characters:  師傅

师 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

傅 is only found in HSK 4.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)
  • (wèi)
  • (míng)

Sample Sentences

  • 我们昨天碰到的那个老工人是李师傅。
    Wǒmen zuótiān pèng dào dì nàgè lǎo gōngrén shì lǐ shīfù.
    The old worker we met yesterday is Master Li.
  • 刘师傅把每道工序做给我们看,然后让我们自己干。
    Liú shīfù bǎ měi dào gōngxù zuò gěi wǒmen kàn, ránhòu ràng wǒmen zìjǐ gàn.
    Master Liu demonstrated to us each process, and let us do it ourselves.
  • “告诉我:在任何一项工作中,是师傅说了算,还是助手说了算!””那得看情况。”
    “Gàosù wǒ: Zài rènhé yī xiàng gōngzuò zhōng, shì shīfù shuōle suàn, háishì zhùshǒu shuōle suàn!””Nà dé kàn qíngkuàng.”
    “Tell me: In any job, should the master have the last word, or the assistant! ” “That depends.”
  • 宝石师傅在胸针上镶了一枚大珍珠。
    Bǎoshí shīfù zài xiōngzhēn shàng xiāngle yī méi dà zhēnzhū.
    The jeweler mounted a big pearl in the brooch.
  • 师傅,方向反了,我要去东边,你怎么往西边开?
    Shīfù, fāngxiàng fǎnle, wǒ yào qù dōngbian, nǐ zěnme wǎng xībian kāi?
    Driver, you’re driving in the opposite direction. I want to go east. Why are you driving west?
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  • (dāo): knife
  • (jīn): turban

傅 (fù): instructor; tutor; teacher

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 尃 (fū): to state to, to announce

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 师

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 师范(shī fàn): teacher-training; pedagogical; normal (school, e.g. Beijing Normal University)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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