Definition of 身

  • somebody
  • person
  • one's station in life

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • シン

Popular Words With This Kanji

体, 身体, 躰, 躯, からだ, しんたい

body, health

出身, しゅっしん

person's origin (town, city, country, etc.), institution from which one graduated, director in charge of employee relations

自身, じしん

by oneself, personally

身, み

body, oneself, one's place, one's position, main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container(as opposed to its lid)

中身, 中味, なかみ

contents, interior, substance, filling, (sword) blade

身近, みぢか

near oneself, close to one, familiar

身長, しんちょう

height (of body), stature

全身, ぜんしん

whole (body), full-length (e.g. portrait), systemic

出身者, しゅっしんしゃ

alumnus (alumnae), graduate, old boy (girl), former member of an organization, former inhabitant (country, region, etc.)

単身, たんしん

alone, unaided, away from home


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