Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 321:身

Meaning

In Japanese,身 means “body”. 

How to read it:

Kunyomi:み
Onyomi:しん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
身分(みぶん)証明書(しょうめいしょ)→personal Identification

Onyomi:
身体(しんたい)→body

Origin:

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

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.

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