先生 (xian sheng): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 31, 2018

先生 (Chinese PinYin: [xiān sheng]; traditional Chinese: 先生) may mean: (1) noun. mister, e.g. 张先生 (Mr. Zhang); (2) noun. husband, e.g. 我的先生 (my husband); (3) noun. teacher (old word, no longer in active use); (4) noun. an expert working in certain occupation, e.g. 风水先生 (expert in feng shui). It is one of the most common and core Chinese words. The term can be used in both formal and informal Mandarin Chinese.

1. How to pronounce 先生?

Chinese Pinyin: [xiān sheng]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 先生

Synonyms: 丈夫, 教员,老师,教师,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 先生.

Fixed expression: 算命先生 (fortune-teller), 账房先生 (bookkeeper), 风水先生 (expert in feng shui),

Collocation: 张先生 (Mr. Zhang), 老先生 (an old gentleman), 好好先生 (one who tries not to offend anybody), 她的先生 (her husband),

Idioms: 东郭先生 (a naive person who gets into trouble through being softhearted to evil people),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 先生 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 先生.

4.1 我也希望如此,先生。

Translation: I also hope so, sir.

4.2 您好, 习先生.

Translation: Hi, Mr. Xi.

4.3 她的先生来自中国.

Translation: Her husband is from China.

4.4 约翰逊先生答应投资我的项目。

Translation: Mr. Johnson promised to invest in my project.

4.5 女士们, 先生们

Translation: Ladies and gentlemen.

4.6 李先生,请出示您的护照和机票。

Translation: Mr. Li, please show your passport and ticket.

4.7 我跟李先生说:“你他妈的清楚我们不会这么做。

Translation: I told Mr. Li, “You know damn well we wouldn’t do that.

4.8 敖先生就是其中之一。

Translation: Mr. Ao is one of them.

5. Stroke Order

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