Last modified on 12 January 2015, at 15:15

前身

ChineseEdit

 
before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front
 
body; torso; person; life; status; pregnancy; (a measure word used for clothes) suit
simp. and trad.
(前身)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

前身

  1. forerunner
  2. (Buddhism) previous incarnation
  3. predecessor
  4. front part of a Chinese robe/jacket

SynonymsEdit

  • (front part of a Chinese robe/jacket): 前襟

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 2
しん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

前身 (hiragana ぜんしん, romaji zenshin)

  1. a person's past
  2. the previous state of an organization
  3. predecessor; ancestor