FEEDBACK

Talking Chinese English Dictionary

Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1 běnben3root; stem; origin; source; this; the current; original; inherent; originally; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
2本身 běn shēnben3 shen1itself; in itself; per se
3本质 本質 běn zhìben3 zhi4essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
4本来 本來 běn láiben3 lai2original; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
5本人 běn rénben3 ren2the person himself; I (humble form used in speeches); oneself; myself; in person; personal
6本领 本領 běn lǐngben3 ling3skill; ability; capability; Classifiers:
7本市 běn shìben3 shi4source material; original story; (loanword) pence; penny; this city; our city
8本能 běn néngben3 neng2instinct
9本质上 本質上 běn zhì shàngben3 zhi4 shang4essentially; inherent
10本性 běn xìngben3 xing4natural instincts; nature; inherent quality
11本地 běn ben3 di4local; this locality
12本事 běn shiben3 shi5ability; skill
13本体 本體 běn ben3 ti3main part; torso; the thing in itself; noumenon (object of purely intellectual perception according to Kant)
14本草 běn cǎoben3 cao3a book on Chinese (herbal) medicine; Chinese materia medica
15本子 běn ziben3 zi5book; notebook; Japanese-style self-published comic (esp. an erotic one), aka "dōjinshi"; Classifiers: ; edition
16本科 běn ben3 ke1undergraduate course; undergraduate (attributive)
17本位 běn wèiben3 wei4standard; one's own department or unit
18本文 běn wénben3 wen2this text; article; the main body of a book
19本月 běn yuèben3 yue4this month; the current month
20本着 本著 běn zheben3 zhe5based on...; in conformance with..; taking as one's main principle
21本・拉登 běn · dēngBen3 · La1 deng1Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda; Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
22本帮菜 本幫菜 běn bāng càiben3 bang1 cai4Shanghainese food
23本报 本報 běn bàoben3 bao4this newspaper
24本报记者 本報記者 běn bào zhěben3 bao4 ji4 zhe3the reporter working specially for our newspaper; our own reporter (claimed by the paper authority)
25本本 běn běnben3 ben3notebook computer (diminutive); laptop
26本本分分 běn běn fèn fènben3 ben3 fen4 fen4decorous; respectable
27本本主义 本本主義 běn běn zhǔ ben3 ben3 zhu3 yi4book worship; bookishness
28本币 本幣 běn ben3 bi4local currency; our own currency; abbr. for 本位货币
29本埠 běn ben3 bu4headquarters; head office; this city; this town
30本草纲目 本草綱目 běn cǎo gāng Ben3 cao3 Gang1 mu4Compendium of Medical Herbs 1596, compiled by Li Shizhen 李时珍
31本朝 běn cháoben3 chao2the current dynasty
32本初子午线 本初子午線 běn chū xiànben3 chu1 zi3 wu3 xian4the first meridian; the prime meridian
33本处 本處 běn chùben3 chu4here; this place
34本茨 běn Ben3 ci2Benz (name); Karl Benz (1844-1929), motor car pioneer
35本大利宽 本大利寬 běn kuānben3 da4 li4 kuan1big capital brings big profits (idiom)
36本岛 本島 běn dǎoben3 dao3main island
37本底 běn ben3 di3background
38本底调查 本底調查 běn diào cháben3 di3 diao4 cha2background investigation
39本底辐射 本底輻射 běn shèben3 di3 fu2 she4background radiation
40本底计数 本底計數 běn shùben3 di3 ji4 shu4background count
41本地管理界面 běn guǎn jiè miànben3 di4 guan3 li3 jie4 mian4LMI; local management interface (telecommunications)
42本地化 běn huàben3 di4 hua4localization; adaptation (to foreign environment)
43本地人 běn rénben3 di4 ren2native person (of a country)
44本笃·十六世 本篤·十六世 běn · shí liù shìBen3 du3 · shi2 liu4 shi4Pope Benedict XVI; Joseph Alois Ratzinger (1927-), pope 2005-2013; Pope Benedict XVI; Joseph Alois Ratzinger (1927-), pope 2005-2013
45本笃会 本篤會 běn huìBen3 du3 hui4the Benedictines
46本笃十六世 本篤十六世 běn shí liù shìben3 du3 shi2 liu4 shi4Benedict XVI (Roman Catholic pope)
47本分 běn fènben3 fen4(to play) one's part; one's role; one's duty; (to stay within) one's bounds; dutiful; keeping to one's role
48本俸 běn fèngben3 feng4basic salary
49本该如此 本該如此 běn gāi ben3 gai1 ru2 ci3That's just as it should be. (idiom)
50本固枝荣 本固枝榮 běn zhī róngben3 gu4 zhi1 rong2when the root is firm, the branches flourish
51本国 本國 běn guóben3 guo2one's own country
52本国人 本國人 běn guó rénben3 guo2 ren2natives of one's own country
53本行 běn hángben3 hang2one's line; one's own profession
54本纪 本紀 běn ben3 ji4biographic sketch of an emperor
55本家 běn jiāben3 jia1a member of the same clan; a distant relative with the same family name
56本杰明 本傑明 běn jié míngBen3 jie2 ming2Benjamin (person name)
57本杰明・富兰克林 本傑明・富蘭克林 běn jié míng · lán línBen3 jie2 ming2 · Fu4 lan2 ke4 lin2Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American writer, scientist, inventor, politician and diplomat; Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American writer, scientist, inventor, politician and diplomat
58本届 本屆 běn jièben3 jie4current; this year
59本金 běn jīnben3 jin1capital; principal
60本经 本經 běn jīngben3 jing1classic book; sutra
61本科生 běn shēngben3 ke1 sheng1undergraduate student
62本拉登 běn dēngBen3 La1 deng1(Osama) bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
63本来面目 本來面目 běn lái miàn ben3 lai2 mian4 mu4true colors; true features
64本垒 本壘 běn lěiben3 lei3home base; home plate (in baseball)
65本垒打 本壘打 běn lěi ben3 lei3 da3home run (baseball)
66本利 běn ben3 li4principal and interest; capital and profit
67本名 běn míngben3 ming2original name; real name; personal name
68本命年 běn mìng niánben3 ming4 nian2year of one's birth sign, according to the cycle of 12 animals of the earthly branches 地支
69本末 běn ben3 mo4the whole course of an event from beginning to end; ins and outs; the fundamental and the incidental
70本末倒置 běn dào zhìben3 mo4 dao4 zhi4lit. to invert root and branch (idiom); fig. confusing cause and effect; to stress the incidental over the fundamental; to put the cart before the horse
71本那比 běn Ben3 na4 bi3see 本那比市
72本那比市 běn shìBen3 na4 bi3 shi4Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
73本内特 本內特 běn nèi Ben3 nei4 te4Bennett (surname)
74本尼迪 běn Ben3 ni2 di2Benedictus
75本年度 běn nián ben3 nian2 du4this year; the current year
76本票 běn piàoben3 piao4cashier's check; promissory note
77本期 běn ben3 qi1the current period; this term (usually in finance)
78本钱 本錢 běn qiánben3 qian2capital; (fig.) asset; advantage; the means (to do sth)
79本人的观点 本人的觀點 běn rén de guān diǎnben3 ren2 de5 guan1 dian3(one's) personal view
80本日 běn ben3 ri4today
81本色 běn ben3 se4inherent qualities; natural qualities; distinctive character; true qualities
82本色 běn shǎiben3 shai3natural color
83本生灯 本生燈 běn shēng dēngBen3 sheng1 deng1Bunsen burner
84本省人 běn shěng rénben3 sheng3 ren2people of this province; (in Taiwan) Han Chinese people other than those who moved to Taiwan from mainland China after 1945 and their descendants
85本台 本臺 běn táiben3 tai2this radio station
86本题 本題 běn ben3 ti2the subject under discussion; the point at issue
87本体论 本體論 běn lùnben3 ti3 lun4ontology
88本田 běn tiánBen3 tian2Honda (Japanese name)
89本同一源 běn tóng yuánben3 tong2 yi1 yuan2affinity (idiom)
90本土 běn ben3 tu3one's native country; native; local; metropolitan territory
91本土化 běn huàben3 tu3 hua4to localize; localization
92本土化软件 本土化軟件 běn huà ruǎn jiànben3 tu3 hua4 ruan3 jian4software localization
93本土派 běn pàiben3 tu3 pai4local faction; pro-localization faction (in Taiwanese politics)
94本位号 本位號 běn wèi hàoben3 wei4 hao4(music notation) natural sign, ♮
95本位货币 本位貨幣 běn wèi huò ben3 wei4 huo4 bi4local currency; our own currency; abbr. to 本币
96本位音 běn wèi yīnben3 wei4 yin1(music) natural note
97本位制 běn wèi zhìben3 wei4 zhi4monetary standard
98本位主义 本位主義 běn wèi zhǔ ben3 wei4 zhu3 yi4selfish departmentalism; departmental selfishness
99本我 běn ben3 wo3id; the self
100本息 běn ben3 xi1Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 辽宁省 in northeast China; principal and interest (on a loan)
101本溪满族自治县 本溪滿族自治縣 běn mǎn zhì xiànBen3 xi1 Man3 zu2 Zi4 zhi4 xian4Benxi Manchu autonomous county in Benxi 本溪 , Liaoning
102本溪市 běn shìBen3 xi1 shi4Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 辽宁省 in northeast China
103本溪县 本溪縣 běn xiànBen3 xi1 xian4Benxi Manchu autonomous county in Benxi 本溪 , Liaoning
104本乡 本鄉 běn xiāngben3 xiang1home village; one's native place
105本相 běn xiàngben3 xiang4original form
106本小利微 běn xiǎo wēiben3 xiao3 li4 wei1(of a small business) to have very little capital and very modest profits
107本星期 běn xīng ben3 xing1 qi1this week
108本性难移 本性難移 běn xìng nán ben3 xing4 nan2 yi2It is hard to change one's essential nature (idiom). You can't change who you are.; Can the leopard change his spots? (Jeremiah 13:23)
109本业 本業 běn ben3 ye4business in which a company has traditionally engaged (e.g. before diversifying); original business; core business; (literary) agriculture
110本意 běn ben3 yi4original meaning; literal sense; original idea; real intention; etymon
111本益比 běn ben3 yi4 bi3P⁄E ratio (price-to-earnings ratio)
112本因坊 běn yīn fāngBen3 yin1 fang1Honinbo, major school of Go in Japan (1612-1940); title held by the winner of the Honinbo Go tournament (1941-)
113本因坊秀策 běn yīn fāng xiù Ben3 yin1 fang1 Xiu4 ce4Honinbo Shusaku (1829-1862), Japanese Go player
114本应 本應 běn yīngben3 ying1should have; ought to have
115本影 běn yǐngben3 ying3umbra
116本源 běn yuánben3 yuan2origin; source
117本征向量 本徵向量 běn zhēng xiàng liàngben3 zheng1 xiang4 liang4eigenvector (math.); also written 特征向量
118本征值 本徵值 běn zhēng zhíben3 zheng1 zhi2eigenvalue (math.); also written 特征值
119本职 本職 běn zhíben3 zhi2one's job
120本州 běn zhōuBen3 zhou1this week; Honshū, the main island of Japan
121本周二 本週二 běn zhōu èrben3 zhou1 er4this tuesday
122本周六 本週六 běn zhōu liùben3 zhou1 liu4this saturday
123本周三 本週三 běn zhōu sānben3 zhou1 san1this wednesday
124本周四 本週四 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 si4this thursday
125本周五 本週五 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 wu3this friday
126本周一 本週一 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 yi1this monday
127本字 běn ben3 zi4original form of a Chinese character
128本族语 本族語 běn ben3 zu2 yu3native language; mother tongue
129本罪 běn zuìben3 zui4actual sin (Christian notion, as opposed to original sin 原罪 )

How to use:
1) Click on the to input Chinese via mouse writing;
2) Input Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional are supported), English or Pinyin;
3) For Pinyin search, please use number 1-5 for tones, and u: for ü. Space is needed to separate each pinyin. Examples: pin1 yin1;
4)You can click on the Pinyin or button for pronunciation;
Click here to view detailed user guide