Literally: change – error – self – new
Alternately: Turning over a new leaf. Recognizing and working to correct one’s flaws and errors, and starting anew with a change of heart. New Year’s Resolution stuff.
Notes: This compound comes to us from the Records of the Grand Historian.
E.g. if you’re a sad yakuza, try turning into a sparkly businessman!
I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.