Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 自


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Meaning

self, oneself, since, from

Pronunciation

Explanation

Eye 目 with an emphasis ノ

Mnemonic

The accented (= emphasized) eye shows the own self.

Radicals

self
dot(Like an accent on a character, this radical is understood as an emphasis.)

Vocabulary

自恃 zì shì self esteem; self reliance; over confident; conceited
自驾租赁 zì jià zū lìn self-drive hire (of a car etc)
自忖 zì cǔn to speculate; to ponder
自惭形秽 zì cán xíng huì to feel ashamed of one's inferiority (idiom); to feel inferior
怡然自得 yí rán zì dé happy and content (idiom)
擅自 shàn zì without permission; of one's own initiative
自取其咎 zì qǔ qí jiù to have only oneself to blame (idiom); to bring trouble through one's own actions
自溺 zì nì to drown oneself

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