自私

自私 zìsī

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自私 zìsī Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 2 English Translations of the word 自私 zìsī .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
zìsī | zi4 si1
English translation
selfish
selfishness

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Traditional form

自私 zìsī

Part of speech

Adjective / 形容词 xíng róng cí Xíngróng cí
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Etymology of 自私 zìsī

Familiarize yourself with the origin and historical aspects of the Chinese word 自私 zìsī .

Type

pictographic

Explanation

Pictograph of a nose. Original form of (nose). In China, when people point to themselves, they typically point to their nose.

Positional decomposition

Number of Strokes

6

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Originally written as .

Positional decomposition

禾厶

Number of Strokes

7

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Example sentences using 自私 zìsī

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除了 chúle 之外 zhī wài , shéi huì 这样 zhè yàng 自私 zìsī .

Nobody but you could be so selfish.

内阁大臣 men 正在 zhèngzài 自私 zìsī de 追逐 zhuī zhú 他们 tā men 自己 zìjǐ de 既得利益 jì dé lì yì

Cabinet Ministers are selfishly pursuing their own vested interests.

狭隘 xiáài 自私 zìsī de 行为 xíngwéi 最终 zuì zhōng 会自拆台 chāi tái jiǎo

Narrowly self-interested behaviour is ultimately self-defeating.

英国 Yīng guó zuì 珍贵 zhēnguì de 种鸟 zhēng 因为 yīnwèi 那些 nà xiē 狂热 kuáng rè ér 自私 zìsī de 鸟蛋收集者 ér 面临 miànlín zhāo 威胁 wēixié

Britain's rarest breeding birds are under threat from fanatical and selfish egg collectors.

自私 zìsī Decomposition

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自私 zìsī Compounds

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A Boy and his Dragon

Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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