変わり身

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Kanji in this term
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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