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I read a paragraph and the paragraph contains the word 自尊心.
I want to know meaning of 自尊心.
Dictionary says 自尊心 = pride.
Is it same with 誇り? or 自慢?

What may be the difference between the usage of these words?
Thanks for your interests and replies.

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  • 誇り is a kind of pride concerned with your characteristics like: membership to some group (i.e., nationality, alumnus status, etc.), your belief, activity, or achievement.


  • 自尊心 is the pride about being yourself, and is not tied to any of the particular characteristics mentioned above.


  • 自慢 is the act of showing off something related to yourself, like the characteristics mentioned above, or your belongings.


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それなら,"I will not do anything under my friends' leading" は"自尊心"ですか? –  Nyein Nyein Chan Chan Jun 27 '12 at 9:35
I think it can be. –  user458 Jun 27 '12 at 9:49

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