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自力 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

China zì lì
Japan jiriki
Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

自力 is a word in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean, and Buddhist term meaning: power within oneself; self-sufficient; by oneself; self-made; self-power; inner ability.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

自力

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Mandarin zì lì / zi4 li4
Taiwan tzu li
Japanese jiriki(p);jiryoku / じりき(P);じりょく
Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) by oneself; self-made; (place-name) Jiriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

自力教

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Mandarin zì lì jiào / zi4 li4 jiao4
Taiwan tzu li chiao
Japanese jiriki kyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

自力救済

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Japanese jirikikyuusai / jirikikyusai / じりききゅうさい Japanese {law} self-help

自力更正

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Japanese jirikikousei / jirikikose / じりきこうせい Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun/participle) (yoji) working out one's salvation by own efforts; rehabilitating oneself by one's own efforts; rectifying one's ways of life without relying on others' help

自力更生

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Mandarin zì lì gēng shēng / zi4 li4 geng1 sheng1
Taiwan tzu li keng sheng
Japanese jirikikousei / jirikikose / じりきこうせい
Chinese regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance
Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) working out one's salvation by own efforts; rehabilitating oneself by one's own efforts; rectifying one's ways of life without relying on others' help

自力本願

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Japanese jirikihongan / じりきほんがん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) salvation by one's own efforts; self-reliance

自力更生;自力更正(iK)

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Japanese jirikikousei / jirikikose / じりきこうせい Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) working out one's salvation by own efforts; rehabilitating oneself by one's own efforts; rectifying one's ways of life without relying on others' help

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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
Power of Oneself
Self-Sufficient
自力jirikizì lì / zi4 li4 / zi li / zilitzu li / tzuli



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