化身

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 化身.

Noun[edit]

化身 (hiragana けしん, romaji keshin)

  1. (Buddhism) incarnation, reincarnation
  2. (figuratively) living embodiment, reincarnation
  3. in kabuki or other drama, appearing as a ghastly apparition

Verb[edit]

化身 + する (hiragana けしんする, romaji keshin suru)

  1. be incarnated

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin huàshēn
Zhuyin ㄏㄨㄚˋ ㄕㄣ
IPA (key) /xu̯a̠⁵¹ ʂən⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

化身 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin huàshēn)

  1. avatar, reincarnation
  2. (figuratively) living embodiment, reincarnation
    他是一个现实生活中勇气的化身. / 他是一個現實生活中勇氣的化身.
    Tā shì yīge xiànshí shēnghuó zhōng yǒngqì de huàshēn.
    He's the living embodiment of bravery.