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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 身 (shin)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 身 (shin)

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MEANING:

somebody, person, one’s station in life

HOW TO READ:

On: shin
Kun: mi

COMPOUNDS:

自身 (jishin): by oneself, personally
身体 (karada): body, health
中身 (nakami): contents, interior
単身 (danshin): alone, unaided, away from home
身分 (mibun): social position, social status
刺身 (sashimi): sashimi
身元 (mimoto): person’s identiy, ID
身軽 (migaru): carefree
献身 (kenshin): dedication, devotion
身長 (shinchou): height (of body), stature
身近 (midjika): near oneself, close to one
細身 (hosomi): narrow, slender
心身 (shinshin): mind and body
独身 (dokushin): single, unmarried
全身 (zenshin): whole (body), full-length
長身 (choushin): tall figure, high stature
親身 (shinmi): relation, relative
身辺 (shinpen): around one’s person
変身 (henshin): disguise, transformation
出身 (shusshin): person’s origin
終身 (shuushin): the whole life
身の上 (minoue): one’s future, one’s welfare
身動き (miugoki): moving about, stirring about
出身者 (shusshinsha): alumnus, former inhabitant
献身的 (kenshinteki): devoted
自分自身 (jibunjishin): oneself, myself
身分証明書 (mibunshoumeisho): identification papers, ID


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼女は、ほんとに献身的でした――とても高潔な人でした。あんまり体を働かせすぎたんです。
kanojo wa, honto ni kenshinteki deshita. totemo kou ketsu na hito deshita. anmari karada o hatarakasesugitan desu.
She was so self-sacrificing–such a noble character. She over-taxed her strength.

祖父自身、あまり親しみやすい相手ではなかった。
sofu jishin, amari shitashimi yasui aite de wa nakatta.
My grandfather himself was not always easy to get along with.

猫も、ぜいたくな幽閉の身をなぐさめてくれる遊び相手であった。
neko mo, zeitaku na yuuhei no mi o nagusamete kureru asobi aite de atta.
My other consolation in my gilded cage was a cat.

もちろん、行けるのはイマジネーションと財布の中身の及ぶ範囲だ。
mochiron, ikeru no wa imajineeshon to saifu no nakami no oyobu han’i da.
Indeed, you can travel as far as your imaginations and wallets can take you.

取締役たちの任期は終身ではなく、三年に限定された。
torishimariyakutachi no ninki wa shuushin dewa naku, sannen ni gentei sareta.
Directors would no longer be appointed for life but could serve for only three years at a time.

科学や工学では勉学の意欲が大きな意味を持つ。退屈な基礎を時間をかけて身につける意志や、20回失敗した実験でもあきらめない根気がいる。
kagaku ya kougaku dewa bengaku no iyoku ga ooki na imi o motsu. taikutsu na kiso o jikan o kakete mi ni tsukeru ishi ya, nijuukai shippai shita jikken demo akiramenai konki ga iru.
So much of science and engineering is about work ethic—the willingness not only to slog through all the fundamentals but also to stick with an experiment even when it fails the first twenty times.

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