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他力本願
Readings

tarikihongan
English
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 阿弥陀・1
Buddhist term
yojijukugo
salvation by faith in Amitabha

Noun (futsuumeishi)
yojijukugo
relying on others, depending on others

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Kanjis
ON: KUN: ほか
other, another, the others

Stroke: 5 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-2-3 FC: 2421.1


ON: リョク, リキ, リイ KUN: ちから
power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert

Stroke: 2 Grade: 1 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 4-2-4 FC: 4002.2


ON: ホン KUN: もと
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

Stroke: 5 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-5-3 FC: 5023.3


ON: ガン KUN: ねが.う, -ねがい
petition, request, vow, wish, hope

Stroke: 19 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-10-9 FC: 7128.8


Phrases
他力本願じゃだめだよ。自分でなんとかしようという気持ちがなくちゃ。
Parts: 他力本願 (たりきほんがん) じゃ (くちなわ) 駄目 (だめ) 自分で (じぶんで) 何とか (なんとか) と言う (という) 気持ち (きもち) 無くちゃ (なくちゃ)
You shouldn't rely on others. It's important to want to help yourself.