変わり身

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of 変わり (kawari, change) +‎ (mi, body).

NounEdit

変わり身 (hiragana かわりみ, romaji kawarimi)

  1. (sumo, martial arts) a quick shift of position
  2. flexibility in adapting one's words and deeds to changing circumstances
Last modified on 25 June 2013, at 19:04