2014-Sep-18 13:35:48 049AT said: 師 = teacher. It's the old fashioned formal way of calling your teacher. The current word 先生 (sensei) literally means "born first/earlier" and is used to call teachers because of the old "age = wisdom" kind of thing. 不經一事 不長一智 = if you don't experience one event, you don't learn a new knowledge. Age = experience, thus the older the wiser and thus your teacher. Hence "sensei" is used to super-formally (very rarely used) address those who are simply older than you even though that person isn't a teacher.
主人様 would mean "owner". Or the person that owns you. 主 = owner/lord, 人 = person, 様 = formality in addressing. No one says this anymore because of... well, slavery.
2014-Sep-18 09:41:52 Dreamingflower said: 師匠 (Shishou) What Ruby calls him in japanese can be translated as; Master, teacher, instructor ect. I guess those students call Wallace the same in the Japanese version.
ご主人様 (Goshujin-sama) Is what servants or slaves or wives (I think this was only in the past) call their masters/ husbands in Japanese.
Of the RS arc is vol 26 the only one I have in Japanese and I'm too lazy to check it on the site.
Very confusing for some, since English has only one word and meaning for master while Japanese has various words and meanings for master.