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自恃 means self-reliance but is often used to mean self-confidence or the state of being self-assured.
Basically this means you can rely on yourself (with a slight suggestion that others can rely on you as well).
The first character means "oneself" while the second means "to rely upon."
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.
Besides meaning "to be independent," this can also mean "to stand alone," self-reliance or self-support.
Modern Japanese use a simplified version of the first character of independence. It's the same simplified version currently used in mainland China, so understood by most Chinese and all Japanese people. Click on the character to the right if you want the simplified/Japanese version.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your self reliance search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| xìn / xin4
shin / しん
letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
(1) honesty; sincerity; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; confidence; (3) (religious) faith; devotion; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
| zì shì / zi4 shi4
self-esteem; self-reliance; overconfident; conceited
|dokkou / dokko / どっこう||
(noun/participle) going alone; self-reliance; (personal name) Tokuyuki
|amae / あまえ||
(See 甘える・あまえる) lack of self-reliance; depending on others
| zì zhǔ / zi4 zhu3
jishu / じしゅ
independent; to act for oneself; autonomous
(noun/participle) independence; autonomy; self-reliance
| zì lì / zi4 li4
jiritsu / じりつ
independent; self-reliant; self-sustaining; to stand on one's own feet; to support oneself
(n,vs,adj-no) independence; self-reliance
|jiritsushin / じりつしん||
spirit of self-reliance; feeling of independence
|dokuritsudoppo / どくりつどっぽ||
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) self-reliance; self-help
|dokuritsudokkou / dokuritsudokko / どくりつどっこう||
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) self-reliance; acting according to one's own ideas and beliefs
|dokuritsujison / どくりつじそん||
(yoji) independence and self-reliance
| zì lì gēng shēng / zi4 li4 geng1 sheng1
tzu li keng sheng
jirikikousei / jirikikose / じりきこうせい
regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance
(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
|jirikihongan / じりきほんがん||
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) salvation by one's own efforts; self-reliance
|jidoujiritsushienshisetsu / jidojiritsushienshisetsu / じどうじりつしえんしせつ||
children's self-reliance support facility
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Self-Reliance||自恃||zì shì / zi4 shi4 / zi shi / zishi||tzu shih / tzushih|
|自尊心||ji son shin|
|zì zūn xīn|
zi4 zun1 xin1
zi zun xin
|tzu tsun hsin
|Standing by Oneself|
Walking by Oneself
|do kuritsu do ppo|
do kuritsu do po
|dokuritsu||dú lì / du2 li4 / du li / duli||tu li / tuli|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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