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The Chinese word shifu - 师傅 - shīfu
(master in Chinese)

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English translations

master worker

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Chinese characters  ( shifu / shīfu ) with pronunciation (English translation: master )

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师傅 ( shifu / shīfu ) is composed of these characters: (shi) , (fu)
师傅 ( shifu / shīfu ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 师傅 ( shifu / shīfu ) Writing in Pinyin
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Xu shifu shenghuo hen jianpu.
Xú shīfu shēnghuó hĕn jiănpŭ.
 – English translation: Master Xu lived a simple life.

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to teach  |  teacher
师傅 ( shifu / shīfu ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 889)
More words that mean master in Chinese
dàjiā ( 大家 ), gùzhŭ ( 雇主 ), shuòshì ( 硕士 ), zhŭ ( 主 ), zhŭrén ( 主人 )

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