変身 metamorphosis, transformation

変身
metamorphosis, transformation



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

変身
hen shin

metamorphosis, transformation

変 hen change

身 shin body




大変 tai hen – terrible, very, awful [B]

出身 shusshin – come from (your country/city) [I]
独身 doku shin – bachelor, single, not married [I]


SUGGESTED USAGE:

ゴジラは変身する前は実は可愛いトカゲだった。
gojira wa henshin suru mae wa jitsu wa kawaii tokage datta.

Godzilla, before his transformation, was actually a cute lizard.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

ゴジラ gojira – Godzilla [The Japanese gojira comes from gorira (gorilla) and kujira (whale)]

前 mae – before

実は jitsu wa – actually, in reality…
可愛い kawaii – cute this is usually not written in kanji, but only in hiragana
トカゲ tokage – lizard usually words with difficult (or unknown) kanji tend to be written in katakana even if it is a native Japanese pronunciation – Here is the actual kanji [蜥蜴] (Dont worry, you wont be tested)

だった datta – was past simple of desu verb


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