The Chinese word 师傅 is a term of respect used to address someone who is skilled or experienced in a particular craft or trade. It can be translated as “master” or “teacher” in English. It is commonly used to address skilled workers such as mechanics, carpenters, chefs, and other tradespeople. The term is also used to refer to someone who is a mentor or a guide in a particular field. For example, a martial arts instructor may be called 师傅 by their students.
Noun: master, teacher, used to respectfully address older men
|shīfu, wǒ yào qù huǒchēzhàn
|Master, I want to go to the train station
|zhè wèi shīfu de shǒuyì zhēn hǎo
|This master’s craftsmanship is really good
|wǒ de shīfu shì gè mùjiàng
|My master is a carpenter
|zhège gōngzuò xūyào yīgè yǒu jīngyàn de shīfu
|This job requires an experienced master
|shīfu, nín néng gàosù wǒ qù nǎlǐ kěyǐ mǎidào hǎochī de xiǎochī ma?
|Master, can you tell me where I can buy delicious snacks?
|tā yǐjīng chéngwéile yīmíng chūsè de chúshī, duōkuīle tā de shīfu
|He has become an excellent chef, thanks to his master
|wǒ de shīfu jiāo wǒ rúhé zuò táng huà
|My master taught me how to make sugar paintings