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Meaning of 自

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Pinyin:
English Definition: self; oneself; from; since; naturally; surely
Chinese Definition:
①本人,己身:自己。自家。自身。自白。自满。自诩。自馁。自重(zhòng)。自尊。自谦。自觉。自疚。自学。自圆其说。自惭形秽。自强不息。
②从,由:自从。自古以来。
③当然:自然。自不待言。自生自灭。放任自流。
④假[例]自非圣人,外宁必有内忧。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: A nose; in China, people refer to themselves by pointing to their noses
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words:
自己 [ ]: oneself; one's own
自行车 [ xíng chē ]: bicycle; bike; Classifiers:
自然 [ rán ]: nature; natural; naturally
来自 [ lái ]: to come from (a place); From: (in email header)
自信 [ xìn ]: to have confidence in oneself; self-confidence
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