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Pronunciation : běn
Meaning :
  1. book. (n)
  2. script. (n)
  3. one’s own; native. (adj)
  4. this; current. (adj)
  5. originally; at first. (adv)
  6. measure word (used for books, parts of a serial, etc.). (measure word)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional :
Usage : 59.8%
Sentences:
1. Hand out textbooks to the students.
běn fēn gěi tóng xué men
: (preposition) used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be reduplicated or accompanied by some other word or expression
课本 : textbook
分发 : hand out
: preposition (used to introduce the recipient of an action) for, to
同学们 : students
2. The play has a very complicated plot.
zhè ge běn qíng jié hěn
: this
: measure word
剧本 : script, play
情节 : plot
: very
复杂 : compliated
3. Life itself is a learning process.
shēng huó běn shēn shì xué de guò chéng
生活 : life
本身 : itself
: is
: measure word
学习 : learning
: (particle) used after an attribute; of
过程 : process
4. The 20th of this month is the closing day for applications.
shēn qǐnɡ dào běn yuè èr shí jié zhǐ
申请 : apply, application
: untill
: this, current
: month
二十 : twenty, twentieth
: day
截止 : stop, close
5. He originally want to buy two books.
běn lái xiǎng mǎi liǎng běn shū
: he
本来 : originally
: want to
: buy
: two
: measure word
: book
6. Originally I didn’t want to go.
běn xiǎng qù。
: I
: originally
: want to
不去 : not going
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3 thoughts on “本”

  1. Hey Min Min!

    I always enjoy learning chinese from your site…. With the last two sentences, is benlai = ben=originally? So can I say? wo ben xiang bu qu=wo benlai xiang bu qu?

    Thanks!

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