Meaning of Tamashii in Japanese

Japanese Floating Lantern
tamashii, or soul; spirit. Julie Thurston / Getty Images

Tamashii is a Japanese word meaning a soul; or spirit. Read on below for a pronunciation and use in context.

Pronunciation

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Meaning

a soul; spirit

Japanese Characters

魂 (たましい)

Example & Translation

Kanojo no utsukushisa ni tamashii o ubawareteshimatta.
彼女の美しさに魂を奪われてしまった。

or in English:

He was captivated by the girl's beauty.

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