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oneself / one's own
HSK 3
everyone gives their own view
HSK 6
to do (sth) oneself / to help oneself to
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self / oneself / sixth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 / sixth in order / letter "F" or Roman "VI" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / hexa
thirty-sixth year F12 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1959 or 2019
to be oneself
our side / one's own (side etc)
to make it one's business / to take upon oneself to
know yourself, know your enemy (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
to know oneself / to be intimate or close / intimate friend
to be strict with oneself
Daji (c. 11th century BC), concubine of the last Shang dynasty king Zhou Xin 紂辛|纣辛
to appropriate to oneself (what rightfully belongs to others)
forty-sixth year F10 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1969 or 2029
sixteenth year F4 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1999 or 2059
a matter of no concern to oneself (idiom)
What you don't want done to you, don't do to others. (idiom, from the Confucian analects) / Do as you would be done by. / Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.
egoism
harming others for one's personal benefit (idiom); personal gain to the detriment of others
close male friend / confidant
self-restraint and devotion to public duties (idiom); selfless dedication / to serve the public interest wholeheartedly
without the freedom to act independently (idiom); involuntary / not of one's own volition / in spite of oneself
close friend in a distant land, far-flung realms as next door / close in spirit although far away
to be content with one's lot (idiom) / to know one's place
those on our side / ourselves / one's own people / one of us
to be strict with oneself (idiom) / to demand a lot of oneself
twenty-sixth year F2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2009 or 2069
Look out for yourself, or heaven and earth will combine to destroy you. / Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.
close female friend / confidante
Help others, and others may help you (idiom).
sixth year F6 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1989 or 2049
oneself
to move a stone and stub one's toe / to shoot oneself in the foot (idiom)
to take for one's own / to expropriate
to seek the cause in oneself rather than sb else
personal profit / to benefit oneself
each sticks to his own opinion (idiom); chacun son gout
dissident / alien / outsider
to abandon self for others (idiom, from Analects); to sacrifice one's own interest for other people / altruism
know yourself and know your enemy, and you will never be defeated (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
to regard sb as one's own child
one's own viewpoint
to persist in one's views
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it (idiom). fig. If you do something bad, people will inevitably hear about it.
to crush one's own foot while trying to maneuver a rock (to a cliff edge, to drop on one's enemy) (idiom) / hoisted by one's own petard
private saved money of close family members
hexose (CH2O)6, monosaccharide with six carbon atoms, such as glucose 葡萄糖
self-restraint / discipline / selflessness
to feel unconcerned and let matters rest (idiom)
a thousand cups of wine is not too much when best friends meet (idiom) / when you're with close friends, you can let your hair down
Go your own way, let others say what they like. (popular modern cliche) / Do it my way.
restrain yourself and return to the rites (idiom, from Analects); to subdue self and observe proprieties / (any number of possible translations)
to harm others without benefiting oneself (idiom)
each sticks to his own view (idiom); a dialogue of the deaf
selfless / self-sacrifice (to help others) / self-renunciation / altruism
you can't always do as you like / one has to compromise in this world (idiom)
love others as self
to consider sb as close friend (idiom); to take into one's confidence
knowing the enemy and yourself will get you unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
a true gentleman will sacrifice his life for a friend who understands him, as a woman makes herself beautiful for her sweetheart
to listen to the ideas of others with an open mind (idiom)
to give up one's private interests for the public good (idiom); to behave altruistically / selfless and public spirited
if you want sth done well, do it yourself (idiom)
there's no place like home (idiom)
(coll.) (Tw) to get sacked / to be fired
Kong Yiji, protagonist of short story by Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅
intimate / private saving of family members
to blot out one's conscience
to abandon self for others (idiom); to sacrifice oneself to help the people / altruism
to know the enemy and know oneself (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
hepatitis F
fifty-sixth year F8 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1979 or 2039
to wipe out dissenters / to exterminate those who disagree
to exercise power arbitrarily (idiom)
to be severe with oneself and lenient with others (idiom)
not to become attached to material things, not to pity oneself
self-restraint and devotion to public duties (idiom); selfless dedication / to serve the public interest wholeheartedly
an individual
intimate / private saving of family members


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