The Chinese word 先生 is a title of respect that is commonly used to address or refer to a man who is older, more experienced, or of higher status than oneself. It can be translated as “Mr.” or “Sir” in English, but it carries a deeper sense of reverence and deference in Chinese culture. 先生 is also used as a title for teachers, scholars, and professionals, such as doctors or lawyers. When used as a suffix after a person’s surname, it can indicate a formal address or reference to that person, such as 王先生 for Mr. Wang.
Noun: Mister (Mr.), teacher
|我的数学老师很严格||wǒ de shùxué lǎoshī hěn yángé||My math teacher is very strict|
|我们的音乐老师很有耐心||wǒmen de yīnyuè lǎoshī hěn yǒu nàixīn||Our music teacher is very patient|
|他是一位很有名的历史学家||tā shì yī wèi hěn yǒumíng de lìshǐ xuéjiā||He is a very famous historian|
|我们公司的总经理是一个很有能力的先生||wǒmen gōngsī de zǒng jīnglǐ shì yīgè hěn yǒu nénglì de xiānshēng||The general manager of our company is a very capable gentleman|
|这位先生请问您需要什么帮助吗？||zhè wèi xiānshēng qǐngwèn nín xūyào shénme bāngzhù ma?||Sir, may I help you with anything?|
|我们的法语老师是一位来自法国的先生||wǒmen de fǎyǔ lǎoshī shì yī wèi láizì fǎguó de xiānshēng||Our French teacher is a gentleman from France|
|这位先生是我们公司的高管之一||zhè wèi xiānshēng shì wǒmen gōngsī de gāoguǎn zhī yī||This gentleman is one of the executives of our company|
先生 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.