Definition of "sensei" [sensei]

  • (noun) A judo or karate teacher.
  • (noun) A teacher or mentor.
  • (noun) Used as a form of address for such a person.

Use "sensei" in a sentence

  • "When addressing a teacher in the West, a student might say, “Excuse me, Mr. Smith,” but in Japan, the term sensei without a name is sufficient."
  • "We use Japanese in our class, but I guess our sensei is a traditionalist."
  • "It might take a decade to happen, but we all know it will, because our sensei is just that good."

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