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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Shift from 信ずる (shinzuru).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

信じる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana しんじる, rōmaji shinjiru)

  1. to believe
     () (きゅう) (まる)いものだとは (しん)られていなかった。
    Chikyū wa marui mono da to wa shinji rarete inakatta.
    The Earth wasn't believed to be round.
  2. to trust
     (ひと) (しん)じる
    hito o shinjiru
    to trust a person
    Synonym: 信頼する (shinrai suru)
  3. to believe in (God, etc.)
     (わたし) (かみ) (しん)じない
    Watashi wa kami o shinjinai.
    I don't believe in God.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9