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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
自由 yóu freedom; free; liberty; Classifiers:
来自 lái to come from (a place); From: (in email header)
自然 rán nature; natural; naturally
自身 shēn itself; oneself; one's own
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