変身

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese as compound 變身 (pjenH syin, change” + “body; self). Compare modern Mandarin traditional 變身 and simplified 变身 (biàn shēn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

変身 (hiragana へんしん, romaji henshin)

  1. a change of one's body into something else:
    1. a complete change of one's appearance
    2. a metamorphosis or transformation into something else
  2. a body so transformed

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3