Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄅㄣˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): běn
Cantonese (Jyutping): bun2
Definitions:
  1. root

  2. stem

  3. origin

  4. source

  5. this

  6. the current

  7. original

  8. inherent

  9. originally

  10. classifier for books, periodicals, files etc


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Chinese characters used in this word

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things, root, source, basis
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄣˇ (běn), ㄅㄣ (bēn)
Cantonese: bun2
Japanese: ホン (hon) / もと (moto)
Korean: 본 (bon)
Vietnamese: bổn, bản