前身

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Chinese[edit]

 
before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front
 
body; torso; person; life; status; pregnancy; (a measure word used for clothes) suit
simp. and trad.
(前身)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

前身

  1. forerunner
  2. (Buddhism) previous incarnation
  3. predecessor
  4. front part of a Chinese robe/jacket

Synonyms[edit]

  • (front part of a Chinese robe/jacket): 前襟

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 2
しん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

前身 (hiragana ぜんしん, romaji zenshin)

  1. a person's past
  2. the previous state of an organization
  3. predecessor; ancestor