The Chinese word 自己 means “oneself” or “self”. It is a reflexive pronoun that is used to refer to the person who is performing the action. For example, if someone asks “你会开车吗？” meaning “Can you drive?”, you can respond with “我自己开车”, meaning “I can drive myself”. In this case, 自己 emphasizes that the speaker is capable of driving on their own, without any assistance.
Pronoun: oneself, self
|我自己做饭||wǒ zìjǐ zuòfàn||I cook for myself|
|他自己修车||tā zìjǐ xiūchē||He fixes his own car|
|她自己买了一件新衣服||tā zìjǐ mǎile yī jiàn xīn yīfú||She bought herself a new dress|
|他自己写了一本小说||tā zìjǐ xiěle yī běn xiǎoshuō||He wrote a novel by himself|
|她自己决定了去哪里旅行||tā zìjǐ juédìngle qù nǎlǐ lǚxíng||She decided by herself where to travel|
|我们应该自己做决定||wǒmen yīnggāi zìjǐ zuò juédìng||We should make our own decisions|
|他们自己创业开了一家公司||tāmen zìjǐ chuàngyè kāile yī jiā gōngsī||They started their own company|
|她自己设计了这个网站||tā zìjǐ shèjìle zhège wǎngzhàn||She designed this website by herself|
自己 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.