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自 means 'self'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 132    Frequency: 17   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 14   Begins 828 words   Used in 1027 words   Used in 837 names   Component in 70 kanji (11 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジ   シ
Kun
   みずか self
Kun    おのずから   おのずと
Name    より
  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 自 is used 41 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 自 is used 998 times, read 4 ways.
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ジ : 879 words FIND ALL
0
1. myself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself
2. I; me
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シ : 113 words FIND ALL
0
noun
1. nature
2. natural; spontaneous
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みずか : 5 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. oneself
2. for one's self; personally
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おのずから : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: おのずから明らか
self-evident
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An additional 1 less common words include 自 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 150 (originally: 134)  Joy o' Kanji : 134  Key to Kanji: 449 

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