中身

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
なか
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

中身 (hiragana なかみ, rōmaji nakami)

  1. physical contents
     (はこ)中身 (なかみ)はなんだろな?
    Hako no nakami wa nandaro na?
    what's in the box? (party game)
    (literally, “the contents of the box is what?”)
  2. contents, substance (of speech, etc.)
    中身 (なかみ)のない会話 (はなし)
    nakami no nai hanashi
    empty conversation
    (literally, “conversation without substance”)
  3. blade of a sword
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
しん
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

中身 (hiragana ちゅうしん, rōmaji chūshin)

  1. medium (clarification of this definition is needed)
Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN