Japanese Word Entry

自己辯護

Simplified Japanese form: 自己弁護

Kana:じこべんご
Romaji:jikobengo
Definition: self-justification, excuse

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Chinese characters used in this word

oneself, self, private, personal, from
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗˋ (zì)
Cantonese: zi6
Japanese: ジ (ji)、 シ (shi) / みずか.ら (mizukara)、 おの.ずから (onozukara)、 おの.ずと (onozuto)、 より (yori)
Korean: 자 (ja)
Vietnamese: tự

self, oneself, personal, private, 6th heavenly stem
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧˇ (jǐ), ㄑㄧˇ (qǐ)
Cantonese: gei2
Japanese: コ (ko)、 キ (ki) / おのれ (onore)、 つちのと (tsuchinoto)、 な (na)
Korean: 기 (gi)
Vietnamese: kỷ, kỉ

speech, dialect, dispute, argue, debate, discuss
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄧㄢˋ (biàn), ㄆㄧㄢˊ (pián), ㄅㄧㄢˇ (biǎn), ㄅㄢˋ (bàn)
Cantonese: bin6
Japanese: ベン (ben)、 ヘン (hen) / わきま.える (wakimaeru)、 わ.ける (wakeru)、 はなびら (hanabira)、 あらそ.う (arasou)
Korean: 변 (byeon)
Vietnamese: biện
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safeguard, protect, guard, defend, shelter
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨˋ (hù)
Cantonese: wu6
Japanese: ゴ (go)、 コ (ko) / まも.る (mamoru)
Korean: 호 (ho)
Vietnamese: hộ
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