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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 自 (ji)

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MEANING:

oneself

HOW TO READ:

On: ji, shi
Kun: mizuka.ra, ono.zukara, ono.zuto

HOW TO REMEMBER:

One can use an eyedropper by oneself. Just put a drop () into the eye (目).

WORDS:

自ら (mizukara): oneself, personally
自由 (jiyuu): freedom, liberty
自社 (jisha): one’s company
自分 (jibun): myself, yourself, oneself
自宅 (jitaku): one’s home, one’s house
自動 (jidou): automatic, self-motion
自慢 (jiman): pride, boast
自治 (jichi): self-government
自信 (jishin): self-confidence
自我 (jiga): self, the ego
自衛 (jiei): self-defense
自伝 (jiden): autobiography
自棄 (jiki): desperation, despair
自殺 (jisatsu): suicide
自己 (jiko): self, oneself
自首 (jishu): surrender, give oneself up
独自 (dokuji): original, peculiar
自立 (jiritsu): independence
自然 (shizen): nature, naturally
自覚 (jikaku): self-consciousness
自身 (jishin): by oneself, personally
自主 (jushu): independence, autonomy
自力 (jiriki): by oneself, self-made
自前 (jimae): one’s own efforts
自尊心 (jisonshin): self-respect
不自由 (fujiyuu): discomfort
自動車 (jidousha): automobile
自転車 (jitensha): bicycle


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

自宅はほんの六ブロック先だ。
jitaku wa hon no roku burokku saki da.
Home is only six blocks away.

私はもう永久に自由の身なんですよ。
watashi wa mou eikyuu ni jiyuu no mi nan desu yo.
I am free forever.

すべてを失った青年は自らの命を絶ってしまった。
subete o ushinatta seinen wa mizukara no inochi o tatte shimatta.
The young man, having lost everything, took his own life.

彼女はいつも自分が中心でないと気が済まない質だわ。
kanojo wa itsumo jibun ga chuushin denai to ki ga sumanai tachi da wa.
She always has to be the center of attention.

このホテルのドアは自動ロックだから、ドアを閉めるだけでいいのよ!
kono hoteru no doa wa jidou rokku dakara, doa o shimeru dake de ii no yo.
The doors in this hotel have automatic locks, so all you have to do is close it!

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