Definition of 身

  • somebody
  • person
  • one's station in life


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • シン

Popular Words With This Kanji

体, 身体, 躰, 躯, からだ, しんたい

body, health

出身, しゅっしん

person's origin (town, city, country, etc.), institution from which one graduated, director in charge of employee relations

自身, じしん

by oneself, personally

身, み

body, oneself, one's place, one's position, main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container(as opposed to its lid)

中身, 中味, なかみ

contents, interior, substance, filling, (sword) blade

身近, みぢか

near oneself, close to one, familiar

身長, しんちょう

height (of body), stature

全身, ぜんしん

whole (body), full-length (e.g. portrait), systemic

出身者, しゅっしんしゃ

alumnus (alumnae), graduate, old boy (girl), former member of an organization, former inhabitant (country, region, etc.)

単身, たんしん

alone, unaided, away from home

This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

JLPT N2 Study List

This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N2 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...

Jōyō Kanji Study List

This list contains all Kanji in the revised 2010 Jōyō Kanji list.  This is a guide to the Kanji characters by the Japanese Ministry of...

Remember The Kanji 6th Edition

This is the collection of Kanji that is provided in the 6th Edition of Remember The Kanji. This is meant to make it easy to add this list...

Kanji so far

Whatever has popped up 

Kanji Gold misses


Week 20: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "Fall" to "Progress"

WaniKani Level 8

Kanji and Vocab from Level 8



Kanji 1

First Kanji i came across

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets

Week 20: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "Fall" to "Progress"

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now