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běn

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běn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
běn | ben3
English translation
roots or stems of plants
origin
source
this
the current
root
foundation
basis
classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
originally
root, origin, source; basis

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About běn

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Number of strokes

5

Traditional form

běn

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Pronoun / 代词 dài cí Dàicí

Learning hint

A tree  with its roots highlighted

Etymology of běn

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

木一

Explanation

Addition of a horizontal line toward the bottom of (tree) to represent the roots of the tree.

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Example sentences using běn

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qǐng běn Shū 递给 hǎo ?

Will you have the kindness to hand me that book?

zhè 本书依次 yī cì dòu Zhāng huì gēng hǎo .

The book is more satisfying if you read each chapter in sequence.

zhè wèi 作家 zuòjiā 最新 zuì xīn 创作 chuàngzuò de 这本 Shū qián běn 好得多.

The writer's new book is streets ahead of his last one.

zhè běn Shū zhè 问题 wèntí jiǎng tài hǎo .

The subject isn't very well dealt with in this book.

liǎng juǎn běn de 爱尔兰 Aì ěr lán 故事集已经 yǐjīng Yìn hǎo le .

The two volumes of collected Irish Stories are printed.

Words with běn

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
běn root běn
根本 gēnběn basic根本 gēnběn
日本 Rì běn Japan日本 Rì běn
本来 běnlái original本來
基本 jīběn basic基本 jīběn
成本 chéngběn (manufacturing, production etc) costs成本 chéngběn
本身 běnshēn itself本身 běnshēn
本人 běnrén oneself本人 běnrén
资本 zīběn capital (economics)資本
原本 yuán běn originally原本 yuán běn
剧本 jùběn screenplay劇本
本地 běn dì local本地 běn dì
基本上 jī běn shang basically基本上 jī běn shang
笔记本 bǐjìběn notebook (stationery)筆記本
样本 yàng běn sample樣本
版本 bǎnběn version版本 bǎnběn
本事 běnshì source material本事 běnshì
本质 běnzhì essence本質
本月 běn yuè this month本月 běn yuè
本届 běn jiè current本屆
本文 běn wén this text本文 běn wén
资本主义 zī běn zhǔ yì capitalism資本主義
本能 běnnéng instinct本能 běnnéng
本土 běn tǔ native本土 běn tǔ
本性 běn xìng nature本性 běn xìng

běn Decomposition & Compounds

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běn Decomposition

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běn Compounds

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