化身

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 化身.

NounEdit

化身 (hiragana けしん, romaji keshin)

  1. (Buddhism) incarnation, reincarnation
  2. (figuratively) living embodiment, reincarnation
  3. in kabuki or other drama, appearing as a ghastly apparition

VerbEdit

化身 + する (hiragana けしんする, romaji keshin suru)

  1. be incarnated

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huàshēn
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄚˋ ㄕㄣ
IPA (key) /xu̯a̠⁵¹ ʂən⁵⁵/

NounEdit

化身 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin huàshēn)

  1. avatar, reincarnation
  2. (figuratively) living embodiment, reincarnation
    他是一个现实生活中勇气的化身. / 他是一個現實生活中勇氣的化身.
    Tā shì yīge xiànshí shēnghuó zhōng yǒngqì de huàshēn.
    He's the living embodiment of bravery.
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 10:09