自覚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
かく
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑika̠kɯᵝ]

Noun[edit]

自覚 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 自覺, hiragana じかく, romaji jikaku)

  1. (Buddhism) "higher mind": one of the three divisions of the Noble Eightfold Path, equivalent to समाधि ‎(samādhi)
  2. self-consciousness, self-awareness
    国民 (こくみん)としての自覚 (じかく)必要 (ひつよう)だ。
    kokumin toshite no jikaku ga hitsuyō da.
    (Self-)Awareness as citizens of the nation is required. → We need to be aware of our national identity.

Verb[edit]

自覚 + する ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 自覺, hiragana じかくする, romaji jikaku suru)

  1. to become aware of, to notice, to realize

Conjugation[edit]