Word List Entry for багш
  1. Noun. Teacher.
    • Манай гадаад хэлний багш бол Америк хүн байна. [Our foreign language teacher is an American.]
  2. Noun. Often used as a term of respect of any learned person. Usage is to put the person's name first followed by the term (e.g. Туяа багш [Tuya teacher]). In an educational setting this usage is equivalent to using Mr./Mrs./Ms.
    • Багш аа, намайг сонгооч! [Teacher, choose me!]
    • Одбаяр багш морин хуур тоглож чадна. [Mr. Odbayar can play the horse-head fiddle.]
About the Mongolian Word List

The Mongolian Word List currently contains 650 words with 714 definitions and 689 examples, and is a continuously growing database resource. It is not a comprehensive dictionary, nor does it aim to be. The words included in this database are words introduced in The Mongolist language lessons, and this database is intended to be a helpful reference for words encountered in those lessons. Not every entry provides a comprehensive listing of definitions or usages for words. Instead the most common and useful definitions as related to the lessons are provided.

If a word is not found in the Word List, then the system falls back to the Mongolian Word Glossary. The Mongolian Word Glossary is a crude data set of word translations. Although it is extensive with 32,175 words and 70,976 definitions, these entries do not provide the level of detail and accuracy offered by the Word List entries. As an example of the differences between the two resources look at the Word List entry for гэр and the Glossary entry for гэр.

Serious learners should consider getting a published print dictionary when they are ready to learn vocabulary beyond the words introduced in the lessons.