Thursday, January 16, 2014

0082 - 自[자] - 스스로, 몸소, 자기 - self, private, personal; from

The Story [이야기] :

  • This character means "from yourself/from oneself/by itself".  It is made up of the character for "eye" 目 plus a small finger ′ pointing to one's nose, just below one's eye, to refer to themselves.  
  • If a person wants to indicate that she will do a certain action by herself, she points ′ to her nose, which is just below her eye.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

자백 [] - confession; avowal; admission; acknowledgment; penance
자백하다 [하다] - confess (to); make a confession; own up; admit
자백시키다 [시키다] - force[compel] a confession
자국 [] - one's (own) country; one's native land; one's fatherland [motherland]; home
자국민 [] - one's fellow countrymen
자력 [] - one's own strength; self- effort; one's own exertion
자가 [] - one's own house [family]; one's self; self
자생 [] - autogenesis; spontaneous generation; wild [natural] growth
자생하다 [하다] - grow wild [naturally, spontaneously]; be autogenous


Example Sentences [예문] :

는 살자를 시키려고 노하고 있다.
A detective is trying to bring a murderer's guts into his mouth.

는 을 부의 적들로부터 보호할 의무가 있다.
The state has a duty to protect its citizens against external enemies.

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