本 (ben): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 7, 2018

本 (Chinese PinYin: [běn]; traditional Chinese:本) may mean: (1) noun. basis: 幸福之本 (source of happiness); (2) noun. root: 根本 (essential); (3) noun. book: 笔记本 (notebook); (4) noun. edition: 影印本 (photo-offset copy); (5) noun. script: 电影剧本 (movie scripts); (6) noun. capital: 本金面额 (principal at face value); (7) noun. cost: 生产成本 (production cost); (8) adj. essential: 本质 (essence); (9) adv. originally; (10) pronoun. one’s own; (11) pronoun. this; (12) preposition. according to; (13) measure. used for books, plays or films: 一本书 (a book). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 本?

Chinese Pinyin: [běn]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 本

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 本.

Fixed expression: 书本 (book), 本届 (current; this year’s), 作业本 (exercise books), 基本 (basic), 本草 (herbal), 本人 (self; myself), 版本 (version), 本地 (local), 本该 (ought to be), 本分 (one’s duty), 日本 (Japan), 根本 (basic; essential), 本钱 (capital), 本色 (natural colour), 本质 (nature),

Collocation: 本土居民 (local residents), 这本书 (this book), 它本身 (itself), 本专业 (one’s major), 本地人 (native), 本命年 (zodiac year), 做好本职工作 (do one’s own job well),

Idioms: 一本万利 (make big profits with a small investment), 一本正经 (be dead serious), 无本生意 (business that requires no investment), 本草纲目 (Compendium of Materia Medica, the most comprehensive medical text in the history of Chinese medicine), 本性难移 (it is hard to change one’s nature),

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4. How to use 本 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 本.

4.1 昨天本该你值班

Translation: It should have been your turn on duty yesterday.

4.2 但是下面六个基本要素你或许希望包括在你的策略里。

Translation: But below are the six basic elements you may hope to include in your strategy.

4.3 芭蕾舞本身不是一项竞技运动, 而是一门艺术。

Translation: Ballet itself is not a competitive sport; it is an art.

4.4 由于它本身就已经很复杂了, 我们不需要把生活弄得那么复杂。

Translation: We don’t need to make life complicated because it is already quite complicated.

4.5 看看各样的书,即使和本专业毫不相干的

Translation: Read at all kinds of books, even if they are irrelevant to your major.

4.6 珍珠港袭击的遗留问题之一是比起美国本土居民, 夏威夷居民有更强烈的感觉会受到攻击。

Translation: One of the legacies of the Pearl Harbor attack is that residents of Hawaii feel a stronger sense of vulnerability than people on the United States mainland.

4.7 这本书是关于少林寺与武术传统之间的多层次历史联系的严肃而迷人的文化历史,这些传统与寺庙相关联。

Translation: This book is a serious and fascinating cultural history of the multi-layered historical links between the Shaolin Temple and the martial arts traditions that have been associated with the temple.

4.8 我父亲发现他是躺枪的因为他根本不在那里.

Translation: My father found him innocent because he wasn’t there.

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