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Meaning:

In Japanese, 身 means “body”.


How to read it:

Kunyomi
Onyomiしん

How to write it:


Origin:

The original meaning of 身 is “pregnant”.
You can tell if someone is pregnant by her body.
So 身 means “body” now.


Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Interbody
Inter自身じしんself
Inter自分自身じぶんじしんself
Inter身体しんたいbody
Inter出身しゅっしんhometown
Inter中身なかみcontents
Inter身分みぶんstatus
Inter全身ぜんしんwhole body
Inter身近みぢかfamiliar
Inter半身はんしんhalf the body
Inter独身どくしんsingle
Inter心身しんしんmind and body
Inter身内みうちrelatives
Adv身長しんちょうheight
Adv変身へんしんtransform
Adv刺し身さしみsashimi
Adv身元みもとidentity
Adv単身たんしんsingle person
Adv身辺しんぺんpersonal
Adv終身しゅうしんfor life
Adv前身ぜんしんantecedents
Adv身動きみうごきmovement
Adv身の回りみのまわりone's things
Adv人身じんしんhuman body
Adv人身事故じんしんじこaccident
H_Adv生身なまみliving body
H_Adv身構えるみがまえるto get ready
H_Adv献身的けんしんてきdevoted
H_Adv分身ぶんしんclone
H_Adv受け身うけみpassive
H_Adv身柄みがらone's person
H_Adv親身しんみrelative
H_Adv転身てんしんturnover
H_Adv細身ほそみslender
H_Adv長身ちょうしんtall
H_Adv保身ほしんself-protection
H_Adv白身しろみthe white
H_Adv身籠るみごもるbe pregnant
H_Adv身軽みがるlight
S_Adv化身けしんincarnation
S_Adv等身大とうしんだいlife-size
S_Adv身震いみぶるいtremble
S_Adv切り身きりみpiece
S_Adv渾身こんしんwhole body
S_Adv身寄りみよりrelative
Others刀身とうしんsword blade
Others赤身あかみred meat
Others身の丈みのたけlength of body
Others身支度みじたくget ready
Others銃身じゅうしんbarrel
Others痩身そうしんslim figure
Others身の程みのほどstatus
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