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変身 metamorphosis, transformation

metamorphosis, transformation

The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

hen shin
metamorphosis, transformation

hen change
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]


gojira wa henshin suru mae wa jitsu wa kawaii tokage datta.

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


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