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本来 běnlái

本来 běnlái Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 5 English Translations of the word 本来 běnlái .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
běnlái | ben3 lai2
English translation
original
originally
at first
it goes without saying
of course

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Traditional form

本來

Part of speech

Time word / 时间词 Shíjiān cí
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Come for Peace. Stay for Wisdom.

Etymology of 本来 běnlái

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běn

Type

ideographic

Explanation

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

Positional decomposition

木一

Number of Strokes

5
lái

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Simplified form of lái . Pictograph of wheat. The current meaning "come" is a phonetic loan. The original meaning "wheat" is now written as mài .

Positional decomposition

未丷

Number of Strokes

7

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Example sentences using 本来 běnlái

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本来 běnlái yāo 写信 xiě xìn de , shì de 地址 dìzhǐ lòng diū le .

I was going to write, but I lost your address.

zhè 本来 běnlái shì jià hǎo 钢琴 gāng qín , dàn shì 完全 wánquán bèi qiāo huài le .

It had been a good piano in its time, but it was badly knocked around.

本来 běnlái ma , 一切 yīqiè dōu shì 个人 gèrén 问题 wèntí ,生意 shēngyì shǎng de zhuāng zhuāng 一件件,都是个人问题.

" Tom , don't let anybody kid you . It's all personal, every . bit of business.

本来 běnlái jiù dǒng .

I never said I knew any French.

本来 běnlái 可以 kěyǐ 成为 chéngwéi 极其 jíqí 富有 fù yǒu de rén .

He could have been extremely wealthy.

本来 běnlái Decomposition

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本来 běnlái Compounds

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