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Pride

China zì háo
Pride

自豪 is used to convey "feeling a sense of pride." This can be the pride you feel in yourself, or the sense of pride in belonging to a certain group, team or organization.

Pride

China zì zūn
HK chi juen
Japan jison
Pride

自尊 can mean "pride," "self-respect" or "self-esteem." The first character means "oneself" and the second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted, honorable or simply "pride."

I have also seen this two-character word translated as "amour propre," self-regard, and self-pride.

自尊 is universal between Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja written languages. It may also be understood in old Vietnamese (they once used Chinese characters as well).

Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart

China zì zūn xīn
Japan ji son shin
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart

This Japanese and Korean word means "pride" or "self-respect."

The first Kanji/Hanja means oneself. The second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble or exalted. And the last Kanji/Hanja means heart, mind and/or spirit.


While these characters make sense and hold the same general meaning in Chinese, this is not a normal Chinese word. This selection should only be used if your audience is Japanese or Korean.


See Also:  Respect | Self-Reliance | Self-Control | Self-Discipline

Proud / Pride / Lofty-Minded

China ào shì
Proud / Pride / Lofty-Minded

傲世 is a word used to describe someone that is very proud, and holds themselves above others but with a valid (earned) reason to do so. 傲世 is what you would use to describe the way a mighty general of ancient China like Cao Cao acted or a more modern person like General Patton carried himself.

If you hang this word on your wall it suggests that you hope to achieve that same level of pride from accomplishment.

Self-Respect / Self-Esteem

China zì zūn
Japan jison
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem

自尊 means self-respect or self-esteem in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It can also mean "pride in oneself."

Note: Japanese sometimes put the character for heart after these two. However, this two-character word is universal between all three languages (which is often better since more than a third of the world's population can read this version as a native word).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

十法

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Mandarin shí fǎ / shi2 fa3
Taiwan shih fa
Japanese jippō
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
The ten 成就 perfect or perfecting Mahāyāna rules; i.e. in (1) right belief; (2) conduct; (3) spirit; (4) the joy of the bodhi mind; (5) joy in the dharma; (6) joy in meditation in it; (7) pursuing the correct dharma; (8) obedience to, or accordance with it; (9) departing from pride, etc.; (10) comprehending the inner teaching of Buddha and taking no pleasure in that of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha order; ten completions of the great vehicle standards

我慢

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Mandarin wǒ màn / wo3 man4
Taiwan wo man
Japanese gaman / がまん
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
Japanese (noun/participle) patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial; (surname) Gaman
abhimāna, ātma-mada. Egoism exalting self and depreciating others; self-intoxication, pride; identity

自尊

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Mandarin zì zūn / zi4 zun1
Taiwan tzu tsun
Japanese jison / じそん
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
Chinese self-respect; self-esteem; ego; pride
Japanese self-respect; esteem; self-importance; pride

自尊心

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Mandarin zì zūn xīn / zi4 zun1 xin1
Taiwan tzu tsun hsin
Japanese jisonshin / じそんしん
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
Chinese self-respect; self-esteem; ego
Japanese (spirit of) self-respect; self-importance; conceit; pride

猿も木から落ちる

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Japanese sarumokikaraochiru / さるもきからおちる
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
Japanese (expression) (proverb) even monkeys fall from trees; anyone can make a mistake; pride comes before a fall; even Homer sometimes nods

使

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Mandarin shǐ / shi3
Taiwan shih
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do something; envoy; messenger
Japanese (1) messenger; (2) (abbreviation) (See 検非違使) police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods); (3) {Buddh} (See 煩悩・2) klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering); (female given name) Tsukasa
To send; cause; a messenger; a pursuer, molester, lictor, disturber, troubler, intp. as 煩惱 kleśa, affliction, distress, worldly cares, vexations, and as consequent reincarnation. There are categories of 10, 16, 98, 112, and 128 such troublers, e. g. desire, hate, stupor, pride, doubt, erroneous views, etc., leading to painful results in future rebirths, for they are karma-messengers executing its purpose. Also 金剛童子 q. v; affliction, proclivities

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Mandarin gòu / gou4
Taiwan kou
Japanese ku / く    aka / あか
Chinese dirt; disgrace
Japanese {Buddh} (See 煩悩・2) klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering); (1) dirt; filth; grime; (2) (joc) (slang) (See アカ) account (e.g. online service); (personal name) Yoshimi; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (personal name) Yoshi; (personal name) Konomi; (personal name) Kou
mala. Dust, impurity, dregs; moral impurity; mental impurity. Whatever misleads or deludes the mind; illusion; defilement; the six forms are vexation, malevolence, hatred, flattery, wild talk, pride; the seven are desire, false views, doubt, presumption, arrogance, inertia, and meanness.

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Mandarin màn / man4
Taiwan man
Japanese man
Chinese slow
māna. Pride, arrogance, self-conceit, looking down on others, supercilious, etc.; there are categories of seven and nine kinds of pride.

七使

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Mandarin qī shǐ / qi1 shi3
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Japanese shichishi
The seven messengers, agents, or kleśas—desire 欲愛; anger, or hate 瞋恚; attachment, or clinging 有愛; pride or arrogance 慢; ignorance, or unenlightenment 無明; false views 見; and doubt 疑; seven latent afflictive tendencies

七垢

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Mandarin qī gòu / qi1 gou4
Taiwan ch`i kou / chi kou
Japanese shichiku
The seven defilements―desire 欲, false views 見, doubt 疑, pride 慢, arrogance 憍 torpor 隨眠, and 慳 stinginess; cf. 七使; seven contaminants

七慢

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Mandarin qī màn / qi1 man4
Taiwan ch`i man / chi man
Japanese shichiman
The seven pretensions or arrogances 慢 asserting superiority over inferiors and equality with equals, 過慢 superiority over equals and equality with superiors, 慢過慢 superiority over manifest superiors, 我慢 egotism or overweening pride, 增上慢 vaunting assertion of possessing the Truth, 卑慢 vaunting one's inferiority (or false humility), and 邪慢 vaunting lack of virtue for virtue; seven kinds of pride

九慢

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Mandarin jiǔ màn / jiu3 man4
Taiwan chiu man
Japanese kuman
The nine forms of pride: that I surpass, am equal to, not so bad as others; that others surpass, are as bad as, are inferior to me; that none surpass, are equal to, or worse than me.

九結


九结

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Mandarin jiǔ jié / jiu3 jie2
Taiwan chiu chieh
Japanese kyūketsu
The nine bonds that bind men to mortality: love, hate, pride, ignorance, (wrong)views, possessions (or grasping), doubt, envy, meanness (or selfishness). They are the 六隨眠 plus grasping, envy, and meanness.

五濁


五浊

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Mandarin wǔ zhuó / wu3 zhuo2
Taiwan wu cho
Japanese gotaku
五滓; 五渾 The five kaṣāya periods of turbidity, impurity, or chaos, i. e. of decay; they are accredited to the 住 kalpa, see 四劫, and commence when human life begins to decrease below 20,000 years. (1) 劫濁 the kalpa in decay, when it suffers deterioration and gives rise to the ensuing form; (2) 見濁 deterioration of view, egoism, etc., arising; (3) 煩惱濁 the passions and delusions of desire, anger, stupidity, pride, and doubt prevail; (4) 衆生濁 in consequence human miseries increase and happiness decreases; (5) 命濁 human life time gradually diminishes to ten years. The second and third are described as the 濁 itself and the fourth and fifth its results; five turbidities

五結


五结

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Mandarin wǔ jié / wu3 jie2
Taiwan wu chieh
Japanese goketsu
Chinese Wujie or Wuchieh township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县[Yi2 lan2 xian4], Taiwan
The five bonds to mortality: 貧 desire, 恚 hata, 慢 pride, 嫉 envy, 慳 grudging.

倨傲

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Mandarin jù ào / ju4 ao4
Taiwan chü ao
Japanese kyogou / kyogo / きょごう
Chinese arrogant
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) pride; arrogance

傲人

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Mandarin ào rén / ao4 ren2
Taiwan ao jen
Chinese worthy of pride; impressive

傲慢

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Mandarin ào màn / ao4 man4
Taiwan ao man
Japanese gōman / ごうまん
Chinese arrogant; haughty
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) pride; haughtiness; arrogance; insolence; hubris
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

傲自

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Mandarin ào zì / ao4 zi4
Taiwan ao tzu
Chinese pride; overbearing

八慢

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Mandarin bā màn / ba1 man4
Taiwan pa man
Japanese hachiman
The eight kinds of pride, māna, arrogance, or self-conceit, 如慢 though inferior, to think oneself equal to others (in religion); 慢慢 to think oneself superior among manifest superiors; 不如慢 to think oneself not so much inferior among manifest superiors; 增上慢 to think one has attained more than is the fact, or when it is not the fact; 我慢 self-superiority, or self-sufficiency; 邪慢 pride in false views, or doings; 憍慢 arrogance; 大慢 extreme arrogance.

八憍

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Mandarin bā jiāo / ba1 jiao1
Taiwan pa chiao
Japanese hakkyō
The eight kinds of pride, or arrogance, resulting in domineering: because of strength; of clan, or name; of wealth; of independence, or position; of years, or age; of cleverness, or wisdom; of good or charitable deeds; of good looks. Of these, eight birds are named as types: 鴟梟 two kinds of owl, eagle, vulture, crow, magpie, pigeon, wagtail.

十使

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Mandarin shí shǐ / shi2 shi3
Taiwan shih shih
Japanese jū shi
十大惑; 十根本煩惱 The ten messengers, deluders, fundamental passions; they are divided into five sharp and five dull; the five 鈍使 dull ones are desire, hate, stupidity, pride, and doubt; the five sharp 利使 are 身見, 邊見, 邪見, 見取見, 戒禁見, v. 見; ten declivities

十境

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Mandarin shí jìng / shi2 jing4
Taiwan shih ching
Japanese jikkyō
Ten objects of or stages in meditation觀 in the Tiantai school, i.e. 陰境 the five skandhas; 煩惱境 life's distresses and delusion; 病患境 sickness, or duḥkha, its cause and cure; 業相境 age-long karmaic influences; 魔事境 Māra affairs, how to overthrow their rule; 禪定境 the conditions of dhyāna and samādhi; 諸見境 various views and doubts that arise; 慢境 pride in progress and the delusion that one has attained nirvāṇa; 二乘境 temptation to be content with the lower nirvāṇa, instead of going on to the greater reward; 菩薩境 bodhisattvahood; see the 止觀 5.

十見


十见

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Mandarin shí jiàn / shi2 jian4
Taiwan shih chien
Japanese juumi / jumi / じゅうみ
Japanese (surname) Juumi
The ten (wrong) views; see 五見and add 貪, 恚 , 慢 , 無明 and 疑見 desire, hate, pride, ignorance, and doubt; ten views

卑慢

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Mandarin bēi màn / bei1 man4
Taiwan pei man
Japanese himan
(下慢) The pride of regarding self as little inferior to those who far surpass one; one of the 七慢; pride in regarding oneself as only a slightly inferior to those who far surpass one

喬志

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Japanese kyoushi / kyoshi / きょうし Japanese pride; self-conceit; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Kyoushi

四翳

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Mandarin sì yì / si4 yi4
Taiwan ssu i
Japanese shiei
The four films, or things that becloud, i. e. rain-clouds; dust-storms; smoke; and asuras, i. e. eclipses of sun and moon; emblematic of desire, hate, ignorance, and pride; cf. 四結; four cataracts

国華

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Japanese kokka / こっか Japanese national pride; (personal name) Kokka; (given name) Kokuka

張り

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Japanese bari / ばり    hari / はり Japanese (suffix) (1) in the style of (esp. literary, artistic, etc. works); reminiscent of; (2) attached or stretched on; (1) stretch; tension; (2) resilience; springiness; tone; (3) will-power; pluck; pride

強慢

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Japanese gouman / goman / ごうまん Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun or adjectival noun) pride; haughtiness; arrogance; insolence; hubris

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Pride自豪zì háo / zi4 hao2 / zi hao / zihaotzu hao / tzuhao
Pride自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizuntzu tsun / tzutsun
Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart
自尊心ji son shin
jisonshin
zì zūn xīn
zi4 zun1 xin1
zi zun xin
zizunxin
tzu tsun hsin
tzutsunhsin
Proud
Pride
Lofty-Minded
傲世ào shì / ao4 shi4 / ao shi / aoshiao shih / aoshih
Self-Respect
Self-Esteem
自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizuntzu tsun / tzutsun



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