Madame Haughey – Lǎoshī 老师

Countries where Mandarin Chinese is spoken are often strongly influenced by Confucian ideals. Part of the Confucian tradition is a deep respect for teachers.

Lǎoshī is the Mandarin word for “teacher.” It has two characters: and the first character lǎo is a prefix which means “old.” The second character shī means “teacher,” so the literal translation of lǎoshī is “old teacher.”

Lǎoshī is used as a title. You can address your teacher as “lǎoshī” or you can use lǎoshī in combination with a family name when referring to a teacher.

3 thoughts on “Madame Haughey – Lǎoshī 老师

  1. i can feel the wind blowing to me and saying get paper do mandrin do mandrin and i think mrs haughey went to a trip to china an thats how she knows mandrin.

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