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1基本 běnji1 ben3basic; fundamental; main; elementary
2资本主义 資本主義 běn zhǔ zi1 ben3 zhu3 yi4capitalism
3日本 běnRi4 ben3Japan
4 běnben3root; stem; origin; source; this; the current; original; inherent; originally; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
5本身 běn shēnben3 shen1itself; in itself; per se
6根本 gēn běngen1 ben3fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; Classifiers:
7本质 本質 běn zhìben3 zhi4essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
8成本 chéng běncheng2 ben3(manufacturing, production etc) costs
9本来 本來 běn láiben3 lai2original; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
10资本家 資本家 běn jiāzi1 ben3 jia1capitalist
11资本 資本 běnzi1 ben3capital (economics)
12基本上 běn shangji1 ben3 shang5basically; on the whole
13本人 běn rénben3 ren2the person himself; I (humble form used in speeches); oneself; myself; in person; personal
14本领 本領 běn lǐngben3 ling3skill; ability; capability; Classifiers:
15剧本 劇本 běnju4 ben3script for play, opera, movie etc; screenplay; scenario
16日本人 běn rénRi4 ben3 ren2Japanese person or people; (Sichuanese expletive) fuck me ( here means )
17本能 běn néngben3 neng2instinct
18标本 標本 biāo běnbiao1 ben3specimen; sample; the root cause and symptoms of a disease
19本质上 本質上 běn zhì shàngben3 zhi4 shang4essentially; inherent
20本性 běn xìngben3 xing4natural instincts; nature; inherent quality
21本地 běn ben3 di4local; this locality
22样本 樣本 yàng běnyang4 ben3sample; specimen
23书本 書本 shū běnshu1 ben3book; Classifiers:
24本事 běn shìben3 shi4(loanword) pence; penny; this city; our city; source material; original story
25本事 běn shiben3 shi5ability; skill
26四项基本原则 四項基本原則 xiàng běn yuán Si4 xiang4 Ji1 ben3 Yuan2 ze2the Four Cardinal Principles enunciated by Deng Xiaoping 邓小平 in 1979: to uphold the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the CCP, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
27本体 本體 běn ben3 ti3main part; torso; the thing in itself; noumenon (object of purely intellectual perception according to Kant)
28本草 běn cǎoben3 cao3a book on Chinese (herbal) medicine; Chinese materia medica
29文本 wén běnwen2 ben3a text (article, script, contract etc); version of a text (copy, translation, abridged version etc); (computing) text
30本子 běn ziben3 zi5book; notebook; Japanese-style self-published comic (esp. an erotic one), aka "dōjinshi"; Classifiers: ; edition
31本科 běn ben3 ke1undergraduate course; undergraduate (attributive)
32资本论 資本論 běn lùnZi1 ben3 lun4Das Kapital (1867) by Karl Marx 卡爾 ·卡尔 ·马克思
33基本粒子 běn ji1 ben3 li4 zi3elementary particle (particle physics)
34本位 běn wèiben3 wei4standard; one's own department or unit
35笔记本 筆記本 běnbi3 ji4 ben3notebook (stationery); Classifiers: ; notebook (computing)
36本文 běn wénben3 wen2this text; article; the main body of a book
37本月 běn yuèben3 yue4this month; the current month
38原本 yuán běnyuan2 ben3originally; original
39本着 本著 běn zheben3 zhe5based on...; in conformance with..; taking as one's main principle
40基本功 běn gōngji1 ben3 gong1basic skills; fundamentals
41扳本 bān běnban1 ben3to recoup losses (in gambling)
42扳本儿 扳本兒 bān běn rban1 ben3 r5to recoup losses (in gambling)
43版本 bǎn běnban3 ben3Sakamoto (Japanese surname); version; edition; release
44保本 bǎo běnbao3 ben3to break even
45报本反始 報本反始 bào běn fǎn shǐbao4 ben3 fan3 shi3ensure that you pay debts of gratitude (idiom)
46本・拉登 běn · dēngBen3 · La1 deng1Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda; Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
47本帮菜 本幫菜 běn bāng càiben3 bang1 cai4Shanghainese food
48本报 本報 běn bàoben3 bao4this newspaper
49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)
50本本 běn běnben3 ben3notebook computer (diminutive); laptop
51本本分分 běn běn fèn fènben3 ben3 fen4 fen4decorous; respectable
52本本主义 本本主義 běn běn zhǔ ben3 ben3 zhu3 yi4book worship; bookishness
53本币 本幣 běn ben3 bi4local currency; our own currency; abbr. for 本位货币
54本埠 běn ben3 bu4headquarters; head office; this city; this town
55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
56本朝 běn cháoben3 chao2the current dynasty
57本初子午线 本初子午線 běn chū xiànben3 chu1 zi3 wu3 xian4the first meridian; the prime meridian
58本处 本處 běn chùben3 chu4here; this place
59本茨 běn Ben3 ci2Benz (name); Karl Benz (1844-1929), motor car pioneer
60本大利宽 本大利寬 běn kuānben3 da4 li4 kuan1big capital brings big profits (idiom)
61本岛 本島 běn dǎoben3 dao3main island
62本底 běn ben3 di3background
63本底调查 本底調查 běn diào cháben3 di3 diao4 cha2background investigation
64本底辐射 本底輻射 běn shèben3 di3 fu2 she4background radiation
65本底计数 本底計數 běn shùben3 di3 ji4 shu4background count
66本地管理界面 běn guǎn jiè miànben3 di4 guan3 li3 jie4 mian4LMI; local management interface (telecommunications)
67本地化 běn huàben3 di4 hua4localization; adaptation (to foreign environment)
68本地人 běn rénben3 di4 ren2native person (of a country)
69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
70本笃会 本篤會 běn huìBen3 du3 hui4the Benedictines
71本笃十六世 本篤十六世 běn shí liù shìben3 du3 shi2 liu4 shi4Benedict XVI (Roman Catholic pope)
72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
73本俸 běn fèngben3 feng4basic salary
74本该如此 本該如此 běn gāi ben3 gai1 ru2 ci3That's just as it should be. (idiom)
75本固枝荣 本固枝榮 běn zhī róngben3 gu4 zhi1 rong2when the root is firm, the branches flourish
76本国 本國 běn guóben3 guo2one's own country
77本国人 本國人 běn guó rénben3 guo2 ren2natives of one's own country
78本行 běn hángben3 hang2one's line; one's own profession
79本纪 本紀 běn ben3 ji4biographic sketch of an emperor
80本家 běn jiāben3 jia1a member of the same clan; a distant relative with the same family name
81本杰明 本傑明 běn jié míngBen3 jie2 ming2Benjamin (person name)
82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
83本届 本屆 běn jièben3 jie4current; this year
84本金 běn jīnben3 jin1capital; principal
85本经 本經 běn jīngben3 jing1classic book; sutra
86本科生 běn shēngben3 ke1 sheng1undergraduate student
87本拉登 běn dēngBen3 La1 deng1(Osama) bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
88本来面目 本來面目 běn lái miàn ben3 lai2 mian4 mu4true colors; true features
89本垒 本壘 běn lěiben3 lei3home base; home plate (in baseball)
90本垒打 本壘打 běn lěi ben3 lei3 da3home run (baseball)
91本利 běn ben3 li4principal and interest; capital and profit
92本名 běn míngben3 ming2original name; real name; personal name
93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
94本末 běn ben3 mo4the whole course of an event from beginning to end; ins and outs; the fundamental and the incidental
95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
96本那比 běn Ben3 na4 bi3see 本那比市
97本那比市 běn shìBen3 na4 bi3 shi4Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
98本内特 本內特 běn nèi Ben3 nei4 te4Bennett (surname)
99本尼迪 běn Ben3 ni2 di2Benedictus
100本年度 běn nián ben3 nian2 du4this year; the current year
101本票 běn piàoben3 piao4cashier's check; promissory note
102本期 běn ben3 qi1the current period; this term (usually in finance)
103本钱 本錢 běn qiánben3 qian2capital; (fig.) asset; advantage; the means (to do sth)
104本人的观点 本人的觀點 běn rén de guān diǎnben3 ren2 de5 guan1 dian3(one's) personal view
105本日 běn ben3 ri4today
106本色 běn ben3 se4inherent qualities; natural qualities; distinctive character; true qualities
107本色 běn shǎiben3 shai3natural color
108本生灯 本生燈 běn shēng dēngBen3 sheng1 deng1Bunsen burner
109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
110本台 本臺 běn táiben3 tai2this radio station
111本题 本題 běn ben3 ti2the subject under discussion; the point at issue
112本体论 本體論 běn lùnben3 ti3 lun4ontology
113本田 běn tiánBen3 tian2Honda (Japanese name)
114本同一源 běn tóng yuánben3 tong2 yi1 yuan2affinity (idiom)
115本土 běn ben3 tu3one's native country; native; local; metropolitan territory
116本土化 běn huàben3 tu3 hua4to localize; localization
117本土化软件 本土化軟件 běn huà ruǎn jiànben3 tu3 hua4 ruan3 jian4software localization
118本土派 běn pàiben3 tu3 pai4local faction; pro-localization faction (in Taiwanese politics)
119本位号 本位號 běn wèi hàoben3 wei4 hao4(music notation) natural sign, ♮
120本位货币 本位貨幣 běn wèi huò ben3 wei4 huo4 bi4local currency; our own currency; abbr. to 本币
121本位音 běn wèi yīnben3 wei4 yin1(music) natural note
122本位制 běn wèi zhìben3 wei4 zhi4monetary standard
123本位主义 本位主義 běn wèi zhǔ ben3 wei4 zhu3 yi4selfish departmentalism; departmental selfishness
124本我 běn ben3 wo3id; the self
125本息 běn ben3 xi1Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 辽宁省 in northeast China; principal and interest (on a loan)
126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
127本溪市 běn shìBen3 xi1 shi4Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 辽宁省 in northeast China
128本溪县 本溪縣 běn xiànBen3 xi1 xian4Benxi Manchu autonomous county in Benxi 本溪 , Liaoning
129本乡 本鄉 běn xiāngben3 xiang1home village; one's native place
130本相 běn xiàngben3 xiang4original form
131本小利微 běn xiǎo wēiben3 xiao3 li4 wei1(of a small business) to have very little capital and very modest profits
132本星期 běn xīng ben3 xing1 qi1this week
133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)
134本业 本業 běn ben3 ye4business in which a company has traditionally engaged (e.g. before diversifying); original business; core business; (literary) agriculture
135本意 běn ben3 yi4original meaning; literal sense; original idea; real intention; etymon
136本益比 běn ben3 yi4 bi3P⁄E ratio (price-to-earnings ratio)
137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-)
138本因坊秀策 běn yīn fāng xiù Ben3 yin1 fang1 Xiu4 ce4Honinbo Shusaku (1829-1862), Japanese Go player
139本应 本應 běn yīngben3 ying1should have; ought to have
140本影 běn yǐngben3 ying3umbra
141本源 běn yuánben3 yuan2origin; source
142本征向量 本徵向量 běn zhēng xiàng liàngben3 zheng1 xiang4 liang4eigenvector (math.); also written 特征向量
143本征值 本徵值 běn zhēng zhíben3 zheng1 zhi2eigenvalue (math.); also written 特征值
144本职 本職 běn zhíben3 zhi2one's job
145本州 běn zhōuBen3 zhou1this week; Honshū, the main island of Japan
146本周二 本週二 běn zhōu èrben3 zhou1 er4this tuesday
147本周六 本週六 běn zhōu liùben3 zhou1 liu4this saturday
148本周三 本週三 běn zhōu sānben3 zhou1 san1this wednesday
149本周四 本週四 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 si4this thursday
150本周五 本週五 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 wu3this friday
151本周一 本週一 běn zhōu ben3 zhou1 yi1this monday
152本字 běn ben3 zi4original form of a Chinese character
153本族语 本族語 běn ben3 zu2 yu3native language; mother tongue
154本罪 běn zuìben3 zui4actual sin (Christian notion, as opposed to original sin 原罪 )
155笔记本电脑 筆記本電腦 běn diàn nǎobi3 ji4 ben3 dian4 nao3laptop; notebook (computer); Classifiers:
156笔记本计算机 筆記本計算機 běn suàn bi3 ji4 ben3 ji4 suan4 ji1laptop; notebook (computer)
157边际成本 邊際成本 biān chéng běnbian1 ji4 cheng2 ben3marginal cost
158变本加厉 變本加厲 biàn běn jiā bian4 ben3 jia1 li4lit. change to more severe (idiom); to become more intense (esp. of shortcoming); to aggravate; to intensify
159标本虫 標本蟲 biāo běn chóngbiao1 ben3 chong2spider beetle
160标本兼治 標本兼治 biāo běn jiān zhìbiao1 ben3 jian1 zhi4to treat both root cause and symptoms of a disease (idiom)
161标本同治 標本同治 biāo běn tóng zhìbiao1 ben3 tong2 zhi4to treat both root cause and symptoms of a disease (idiom)
162不安本分 ān běn fènbu4 an1 ben3 fen4to be dissatisfied with one's position (idiom)
163不变资本 不變資本 biàn běnbu4 bian4 zi1 ben3constant capital
164布莱克本 布萊克本 lái běnBu4 lai2 ke4 ben3Blackburn
165不惜工本 gōng běnbu4 xi1 gong1 ben3to spare no expense (idiom)
166不惜血本 xuè běnbu4 xi1 xue4 ben3to spare no effort; to devote all one's energies
167残本 殘本 cán běncan2 ben3extant fragment (of book)
168草本 cǎo běncao3 ben3grass; herb
169草本植物 cǎo běn zhí cao3 ben3 zhi2 wu4herbaceous plant
170唱本 chàng běnchang4 ben3opera libretto
171抄本 chāo běnchao1 ben3handwritten copy
172超文本 chāo wén běnchao1 wen2 ben3hypertext
173超文本标记语言 超文本標記語言 chāo wén běn biāo yánchao1 wen2 ben3 biao1 ji4 yu3 yan2hypertext markup language; HTML
174超文本传输协定 超文本傳輸協定 chāo wén běn chuán shū xié dìngchao1 wen2 ben3 chuan2 shu1 xie2 ding4hypertext transfer protocol; HTTP
175超文本传送协议 超文本傳送協議 chāo wén běn chuán sòng xié chao1 wen2 ben3 chuan2 song4 xie2 yi4hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
176沉没成本 沉沒成本 chén chéng běnchen2 mo4 cheng2 ben3sunk cost (economics)
177崇本抑末 chóng běn chong2 ben3 yi4 mo4to promote what is fundamental and suppress what is the incidental (idiom)
178传本 傳本 chuán běnchuan2 ben3edition (of a book) currently in circulation
179慈悲为本 慈悲為本 bēi wéi běnci2 bei1 wei2 ben3mercy as the guiding principle (idiom); the Buddhist teaching that nothing is valid except compassion
180大本涅盘经 大本涅槃經 běn niè pán jīngda4 ben3 Nie4 pan2 jing1the great Nirvana sutra: every living thing has Buddha nature.
181大本营 大本營 běn yíngda4 ben3 ying2headquarters; base camp
182大本钟 大本鐘 běn zhōngDa4 ben3 Zhong1Big Ben
183大学本科 大學本科 xué běn da4 xue2 ben3 ke1university undergraduate course
184代数基本定理 代數基本定理 dài shù běn dìng dai4 shu4 ji1 ben3 ding4 li3fundamental theorem of algebra
185代数学基本定理 代數學基本定理 dài shù xué běn dìng dai4 shu4 xue2 ji1 ben3 ding4 li3fundamental theorem of algebra (every polynomial has a complex root)
186单行本 單行本 dān xíng běndan1 xing2 ben3single volume edition; offprint
187低成本 chéng běndi1 cheng2 ben3low cost; inexpensive
188第一基本形式 běn xíng shìdi4 yi1 ji1 ben3 xing2 shi4(math.) first fundamental form
189电影剧本 電影劇本 diàn yǐng běndian4 ying3 ju4 ben3screenplay
190读本 讀本 běndu2 ben3reader; an instructional book
191杜本内 杜本內 běn nèiDu4 ben3 nei4Dubonnet (name); Dubonnet (red vermouth aperitif wine)
192对本 對本 duì běndui4 ben3(a return) equal to the capital; 100 percent profit
193额定股本 額定股本 é dìng běne2 ding4 gu3 ben3authorized capital stock
194繁本 fán běnfan2 ben3detailed edition; unexpurgated version
195范本 範本 fàn běnfan4 ben3model (example worthy of being imitated); template
196非出本心 fēi chū běn xīnfei1 chu1 ben3 xin1not one's real intention (idiom)
197副本 běnfu4 ben3copy; copy; duplicate; transcript; (in online games) instance
198冈本 岡本 gāng běnGang1 ben3Okamoto (Japanese surname and place name)
199高本汉 高本漢 gāo běn hànGao1 Ben3 han4Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), distinguished Swedish linguist and sinologist
200稿本 gǎo běngao3 ben3Ligusticum levisticum (Chinese lovage root); ligusticum root; manuscript (of a book etc); sketch (of a design etc)
201哥本哈根 běn gēnGe1 ben3 ha1 gen1Copenhagen or København, capital of Denmark
202格林尼治本初子午线 格林尼治本初子午線 lín zhì běn chū xiànGe2 lin2 ni2 zhi4 ben3 chu1 zi3 wu3 xian4the Greenwich meridian
203根本法 gēn běn gen1 ben3 fa3fundamental law; body of basic laws
204宫本 宮本 gōng běnGong1 ben3Miyamoto (Japanese surname)
205够本 夠本 gòu běngou4 ben3to break even; to get one's money's worth
206股本 běngu3 ben3capital stock; investment
207股本回报率 股本回報率 běn huí bào gu3 ben3 hui2 bao4 lu:4return on equity (ROE)
208股本金比率 běn jīn gu3 ben3 jin1 bi3 lu:4equity ratio
209禾本科 běn he2 ben3 ke1Graminae or Poaceae, the grass family
210合订本 合訂本 dìng běnhe2 ding4 ben3bound volume; one-volume edition
211赫本 běnHe4 ben3Hepburn (name)
212户口本 戶口本 kǒu běnhu4 kou3 ben3household register; household registration booklet; residence certificate
213话本 話本 huà běnhua4 ben3Song and Yuan literary form based on vernacular folk stories
214还本 還本 huán běnhuan2 ben3to repay capital
215绘本 繪本 huì běnhui4 ben3picture book
216基本词汇 基本詞彙 běn huìji1 ben3 ci2 hui4basic word
217基本单位 基本單位 běn dān wèiji1 ben3 dan1 wei4basic unit; fundamental building block
218基本点 基本點 běn diǎnji1 ben3 dian3basis point (finance), abbr. to 基点
219基本定理 běn dìng ji1 ben3 ding4 li3fundamental theorem
220基本多文种平面 基本多文種平面 běn duō wén zhǒng píng miànji1 ben3 duo1 wen2 zhong3 ping2 mian4basic multilingual plane (BMP)
221基本法 běn ji1 ben3 fa3basic law (constitutional document)
222基本概念 běn gài niànji1 ben3 gai4 nian4basic concept
223基本利率 běn ji1 ben3 li4 lu:4base rate (e.g. interest rate set by central bank)
224基本完成 běn wán chéngji1 ben3 wan2 cheng2fundamentally complete; basically finished
225基本需要 běn yàoji1 ben3 xu1 yao4basic necessity; fundamental need
226基本学科 基本學科 běn xué ji1 ben3 xue2 ke1basic subjects M:mén
227基本要求 běn yāo qiúji1 ben3 yao1 qiu2a basic requirement; prerequisites
228基本原理 běn yuán ji1 ben3 yuan2 li3fundamental principle
229基本原则 基本原則 běn yuán ji1 ben3 yuan2 ze2fundamental doctrine; guiding principle; raison d'être
230机会成本 機會成本 huì chéng běnji1 hui4 cheng2 ben3opportunity cost
231吉本斯 běn Ji2 ben3 si1Gibbons (name)
232几何原本 幾何原本 yuán běnJi3 he2 Yuan2 ben3Euclid's Elements
233记事本 記事本 shì běnji4 shi4 ben3notebook; paper notepad; laptop computer
234加工成本 jiā gōng chéng běnjia1 gong1 cheng2 ben3processing cost
235家家有本难念的经 家家有本難念的經 jiā jiā yǒu běn nán niàn de jīngjia1 jia1 you3 ben3 nan2 nian4 de5 jing1Every family goes through its problems. (idiom)
236简本 簡本 jiǎn běnjian3 ben3concise edition; abridged edition
237将本求利 將本求利 jiāng běn qiú jiang1 ben3 qiu2 li4to earn interest from one's capital (idiom)
238江山易改,本性难移 江山易改,本性難移 jiāng shān gǎi , běn xìng nán jiang1 shan1 yi4 gai3 , ben3 xing4 nan2 yi2it is easier to change mountains and rivers than to alter one's character (idiom); you can't change who you are; Can the leopard change his spots?
239江山易改本性难移 江山易改本性難移 jiāng shān gǎi běn xìng nán jiang1 shan1 yi4 gai3 ben3 xing4 nan2 yi2rivers and mountains are easy to change, man's character much harder
240交粮本 交糧本 jiāo liáng běnjiao1 liang2 ben3to hand in one's ration cards; to die
241脚本 腳本 jiǎo běnjiao3 ben3script
242教本 jiào běnjiao4 ben3textbook
243节本 節本 jié běnjie2 ben3expurgated edition; abridged version
244节略本 節略本 jié lüè běnjie2 lu:e4 ben3abridged version
245金本位 jīn běn wèijin1 ben3 wei4gold standard
246金汇兑本位制 金匯兌本位制 jīn huì duì běn wèi zhìjin1 hui4 dui4 ben3 wei4 zhi4gold exchange standard (economics)
247精校本 jīng jiào běnjing1 jiao4 ben3corrected edition
248开本 開本 kāi běnkai1 ben3book format, similar to in-4°, in-8° etc (a 16-kai format 16 is roughly A4); abbr. to
249考本 kǎo běnkao3 ben3to take a relevant exam for a certificate (e.g. driving test, licence etc)
250刻本 běnke4 ben3textbook; Classifiers: ; block printed edition
251快乐大本营 快樂大本營 kuài běn yíngKuai4 le4 Da4 ben3 ying2Happy Camp (PRC TV series)
252亏本 虧本 kuī běnkui1 ben3to make a loss
253亏本出售 虧本出售 kuī běn chū shòukui1 ben3 chu1 shou4to sell at a loss
254蓝本 藍本 lán běnlan2 ben3blueprint; source material on which later works (books, movies etc) are based
255捞本 撈本 lāo běnlao1 ben3to get one's money back (esp. gambling); to recoup one's losings
256老本 lǎo běnlao3 ben3capital; assets; savings; nest egg; (fig.) reputation; laurels (to rest upon); old edition of a book; (tree) trunk
257里斯本 běnLi3 si1 ben3Lisbon, capital of Portugal
258历史版本 歷史版本 shǐ bǎn běnli4 shi3 ban3 ben3historical edition; revision history (of a web page)
259历史成本 歷史成本 shǐ chéng běnli4 shi3 cheng2 ben3historic cost (accounting)
260连本带利 連本帶利 lián běn dài lian2 ben3 dai4 li4both principal and interest; capital plus profit
261练习本 練習本 liàn běnlian4 xi2 ben3exercise book; workbook; Classifiers:
262留言本 liú yán běnliu2 yan2 ben3guestbook
263卖本事 賣本事 mài běn shìmai4 ben3 shi4to flaunt a skill; to give display to one's ability; to show off a feat; to vaunt one's tricks
264秘本 祕本 běnmi4 ben3a treasured rare book
265民为邦本 民為邦本 mín wéi bāng běnmin2 wei2 bang1 ben3The people are the foundation; basis of the state; country. (idiom)
266模式标本 模式標本 shì biāo běnmo2 shi4 biao1 ben3type specimen (used to define a species)
267墨巴本 běnMo4 ba1 ben3Mbabane, capital of Swaziland (Tw)
268墨尔本 墨爾本 ěr běnMo4 er3 ben3Melbourne, Australia
269木本植物 běn zhí mu4 ben3 zhi2 wu4woody plant
270女子本性 běn xìngnu:3 zi3 ben3 xing4femininity
271赔本 賠本 péi běnpei2 ben3loss; to sustain losses
272凭本能做事 憑本能做事 píng běn néng zuò shìping2 ben3 neng2 zuo4 shi4to follow one's nose
273平装本 平裝本 píng zhuāng běnping2 zhuang1 ben3paperback (book)
274弃本逐末 棄本逐末 běn zhú qi4 ben3 zhu2 mo4to run after the less important things, forgetting the important one (idiom)
275桥本 橋本 qiáo běnQiao2 ben3Hashimoto (Japanese surname and place name)
276桥本龙太郎 橋本龍太郎 qiáo běn lóng tài lángQiao2 ben3 Long2 tai4 lang2HASHIMOTO Ryūtarō (1937-2006), Japanese politician, prime minister 1996-1998
277勤俭为服务之本 勤儉為服務之本 qín jiǎn wéi zhī běnqin2 jian3 wei2 fu2 wu4 zhi1 ben3hardwork and thriftiness are the foundations of service (idiom)
278全本 quán běnquan2 ben3whole edition; whole performance (of Chinese opera)
279裙带资本主义 裙帶資本主義 qún dài běn zhǔ qun2 dai4 zi1 ben3 zhu3 yi4crony capitalism
280人民基本权利 人民基本權利 rén mín běn quán ren2 min2 ji1 ben3 quan2 li4fundamental civil rights
281人之初,性本善 rén zhī chū , xìng běn shànren2 zhi1 chu1 , xing4 ben3 shan4man at birth is fundamentally good in nature; the first two lines of Three Character Classic 三字经
282认缴资本 認繳資本 rèn jiǎo běnren4 jiao3 zi1 ben3subscribed capital (finance)
283日本鹌鹑 日本鵪鶉 běn ān chúnRi4 ben3 an1 chun2(bird species of China) Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
284日本叉尾海燕 běn chā wěi hǎi yànRi4 ben3 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Matsudaira's storm petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae)
285日本刀 běn dāoRi4 ben3 dao1Japanese sword; katana
286日本电报电话公司 日本電報電話公司 běn diàn bào diàn huà gōng Ri4 ben3 Dian4 bao4 Dian4 hua4 Gong1 si1Nippon Telegraph and Telephone; NTT
287日本放送协会 日本放送協會 běn fàng sòng xié huìRi4 ben3 Fang4 song4 Xie2 hui4NHK (Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai), Japanese national broadcasting company
288日本歌鸲 日本歌鴝 běn Ri4 ben3 ge1 qu2(bird species of China) Japanese robin (Larvivora akahige)
289日本共产党 日本共產黨 běn gòng chǎn dǎngRi4 ben3 Gong4 chan3 dang3Japanese Communist Party
290日本共同社 běn gòng tóng shèRi4 ben3 Gong4 tong2 she4Kyōdō, Japanese news agency
291日本鬼子 běn guǐ ziRi4 ben3 gui3 zi5Japanese devil (common term of abuse in wartime China and in subsequent writing)
292日本国志 日本國誌 běn guó zhìRi4 ben3 Guo2 zhi4A Record of Japan, by Huang Zunxian 黄遵宪 , an extended analysis of Meiji Japan
293日本海 běn hǎiRi4 ben3 Hai3Sea of Japan
294日本航空 běn háng kōngRi4 ben3 Hang2 kong1Japan Airlines (JAL)
295日本黑道 běn hēi dàoRi4 ben3 Hei1 dao4Yakuza (Japanese mafia)
296日本鹡鸰 日本鶺鴒 běn língRi4 ben3 ji2 ling2(bird species of China) Japanese wagtail (Motacilla grandis)
297日本经济新闻 日本經濟新聞 běn jīng xīn wénRi4 ben3 Jing1 ji4 Xin1 wen2Nikkei Shimbun, Japanese equivalent of Financial Times
298日本柳莺 日本柳鶯 běn liǔ yīngRi4 ben3 liu3 ying1(bird species of China) Japanese leaf warbler (Phylloscopus xanthodryas)
299日本米酒 běn jiǔRi4 ben3 mi3 jiu3Japanese rice wine; sake
300日本脑炎 日本腦炎 běn nǎo yánRi4 ben3 nao3 yan2Japanese encephalitis
301日本社会党 日本社會黨 běn shè huì dǎngRi4 ben3 She4 hui4 dang3Japan Socialist Party
302日本书纪 日本書紀 běn shū Ri4 ben3 shu1 ji4Nihonshoki or Chronicles of Japan (c. 720) book of mythology and history
303日本树莺 日本樹鶯 běn shù yīngRi4 ben3 shu4 ying1(bird species of China) Japanese bush warbler (Cettia diphone)
304日本松雀鹰 日本松雀鷹 běn sōng què yīngRi4 ben3 song1 que4 ying1(bird species of China) Japanese sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)
305日本天皇 běn tiān huángRi4 ben3 tian1 huang2Emperor of Japan
306日本学 日本學 běn xuéRi4 ben3 xue2Japanology
307日本译音 日本譯音 běn yīnRi4 ben3 yi4 yin1Sino-Japanese (linguistics)
308日本银行 日本銀行 běn yín hángRi4 ben3 Yin2 hang2Bank of Japan
309日本原子能研究所 běn yuán néng yán jiū suǒRi4 ben3 Yuan2 zi3 Neng2 Yan2 jiu1 suo3Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
310日本竹筷 běn zhú kuàiRi4 ben3 zhu2 kuai4disposable chopsticks
311日记本 日記本 běnri4 ji4 ben3diary (book)
312三句话不离本行 三句話不離本行 sān huà běn hángsan1 ju4 hua4 bu4 li2 ben3 hang2to talk shop all the time (idiom)
313山本 shān běnShan1 ben3Sugimoto (Japanese surname); Yamamoto (Japanese surname)
314山本五十六 shān běn shí liùShan1 ben3 Wu3 shi2 liu4YAMAMOTO Isoroku (1884-1943), Japanese admiral
315善本 shàn běnshan4 ben3old book; good book; reliable book; rare book
316商业版本 商業版本 shāng bǎn běnshang1 ye4 ban3 ben3commercial version (of software)
317上网本 上網本 shàng wǎng běnshang4 wang3 ben3netbook
318折本 shé běnshe2 ben3a loss; to lose money
319舍本逐末 捨本逐末 shě běn zhú she3 ben3 zhu2 mo4to neglect the root and pursue the tip (idiom); to neglect fundamentals and concentrate on details
320神农本草经 神農本草經 shén nóng běn cǎo jīngShen2 nong2 Ben3 cao3 Jing1Shennong's Compendium of Materia Medica, a Han dynasty pharmacological compendium, 3 scrolls
321生产成本 生產成本 shēng chǎn chéng běnsheng1 chan3 cheng2 ben3production costs
322生词本 生詞本 shēng běnsheng1 ci2 ben3vocabulary notebook
323实缴资本 實繳資本 shí jiǎo běnshi2 jiao3 zi1 ben3paid-in capital; contributed capital (finance)
324实收资本 實收資本 shí shōu běnshi2 shou1 zi1 ben3paid-in capital; contributed capital (finance)
325实受资本 實受資本 shí shou běnshi2 shou5 zi1 ben3paid-up capital
326事物的本质重于外在 事物的本質重於外在 shì de běn zhì chóng wài zàishi4 wu4 de5 ben3 zhi4 chong2 yu2 wai4 zai4essence is more important than external appearance; a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
327手抄本 shǒu chāo běnshou3 chao1 ben3manuscript copy of a book (before the printing press)
328叔本华 叔本華 shū běn huáShu1 ben3 hua2Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German post-Kantian philosopher
329死抠书本 死摳書本 kōu shū běnsi3 kou1 shu1 ben3to separate rigidly by the book
330松本 sōng běnSong1 ben3Matsumoto (Japanese surname and place name)
331缩印本 縮印本 suō yìn běnsuo1 yin4 ben3compact edition (of a dictionary etc)
332它本身 běn shēnta1 ben3 shen1itself
333拓本 běnta4 ben3rubbing of inscription
334藤本 téng běnTeng2 ben3Fujimoto (Japanese surname)
335藤本植物 téng běn zhí teng2 ben3 zhi2 wu4vine plant
336天然本地 tiān rán běn tian1 ran2 ben3 di4natural background
337田格本 tián běntian2 ge2 ben3exercise book for practicing Chinese character handwriting (each page being a grid of blank cells divided into quadrants, like the character )
338推本穷源 推本窮源 tuī běn qióng yuántui1 ben3 qiong2 yuan2to look for the causes (idiom)
339推本溯源 tuī běn yuántui1 ben3 su4 yuan2to go back to the source
340外国资本 外國資本 wài guó běnwai4 guo2 zi1 ben3foreign capital
341忘本 wàng běnwang4 ben3to forget one's roots
342微积分基本定理 微積分基本定理 wēi fēn běn dìng wei1 ji1 fen1 ji1 ben3 ding4 li3fundamental theorem of calculus
343文本编辑器 文本編輯器 wén běn biān wen2 ben3 bian1 ji2 qi4text editor
344文本框 wén běn kuàngwen2 ben3 kuang4text box (computing)
345务农为本 務農為本 nóng wéi běnwu4 nong2 wei2 ben3It is fundamental to devote oneself to agriculture. (idiom)
346香港基本法 xiāng gǎng běn Xiang1 gang3 Ji1 ben3 fa3Hong Kong Basic Law (in effect since the resumption of Chinese sovereignty in 1997)
347小本 xiǎo běnxiao3 ben3small capital; on a shoestring
348小日本 xiǎo běnxiao3 Ri4 ben3(derog.) Japanese person; Jap
349小日本儿 小日本兒 xiǎo běn rxiao3 Ri4 ben3 r5erhua variant of 小日本
350新修本草 xīn xiū běn cǎoXin1 xiu1 ben3 cao3Tang dynasty compendium of herbal medicine
351熊本 xióng běnXiong2 ben3Kumamoto city and prefecture in west Kyūshū 九州 , Japan
352熊本县 熊本縣 xióng běn xiànXiong2 ben3 xian4Kumamoto prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan
353修订本 修訂本 xiū dìng běnxiu1 ding4 ben3revised edition (of a book)
354袖珍本 xiù zhēn běnxiu4 zhen1 ben3pocket book; paperback
355选本 選本 xuǎn běnxuan3 ben3anthology; selected works
356血本 xuè běnxue4 ben3hard-earned capital
357血本无归 血本無歸 xuè běn guīxue4 ben3 wu2 gui1to lose everything one invested (idiom); to lose one's shirt
358牙本质 牙本質 běn zhìya2 ben3 zhi4dentin; dentine
359一本万利 一本萬利 běn wàn yi1 ben3 wan4 li4small capital, huge profit (idiom); to put in a little and get a lot out
360一本正经 一本正經 běn zhèng jīngyi1 ben3 zheng4 jing1in deadly earnest; deadpan
361以本人名 běn rén míngyi3 ben3 ren2 ming2under one's own name; named after oneself
362以人为本 以人為本 rén wéi běnyi3 ren2 wei2 ben3people-oriented
363译本 譯本 běnyi4 ben3translation (translated version of a text)
364银本位 銀本位 yín běn wèiyin2 ben3 wei4Silver Standard (monetary standard)
365银本位制 銀本位制 yín běn wèi zhìyin2 ben3 wei4 zhi4Silver Standard (monetary standard)
366印本 yìn běnyin4 ben3printed book; copy
367影本 yǐng běnying3 ben3copy (of a document); book with model calligraphy for copying
368影印本 yǐng yìn běnying3 yin4 ben3a photocopy
369有本钱 有本錢 yǒu běn qiányou3 ben3 qian2to be in a position to (take on a challenge, etc)
370元元本本 yuán yuán běn běnyuan2 yuan2 ben3 ben3variant of 原原本本 ; from beginning to end; in its entirety; in accord with fact; literal; variant of 原原本本
371院本 yuàn běnyuan4 ben3script for opera (esp. in Yuan times)
372约翰・本仁 約翰・本仁 yuē hàn · běn rénYue1 han4 · Ben3 ren2John Bunyan (1628-1688), English puritan writer, author of Pilgrim's Progress 天路历程 ; John Bunyan (1628-1688), English puritan writer, author of Pilgrim's Progress 天路历程
373增订本 增訂本 zēng dìng běnzeng1 ding4 ben3revised and enlarged edition
374账本 賬本 zhàng běnzhang4 ben3account book
375赵本山 趙本山 zhào běn shānZhao4 Ben3 shan1Zhao Benshan (1958-), universally known PRC TV comedian
376照本宣科 zhào běn xuān zhao4 ben3 xuan1 ke1a wooden word-by-word reading
377正本 zhèng běnzheng4 ben3original (of a document); reserved copy (of a library book)
378正常成本 zhèng cháng chéng běnzheng4 chang2 cheng2 ben3normal cost (accountancy)
379正模标本 正模標本 zhèng biāo běnzheng4 mo2 biao1 ben3holotype
380正型标本 正型標本 zhèng xíng biāo běnzheng4 xing2 biao1 ben3holotype
381治本 zhì běnzhi4 ben3to take radical measures; to get to the root (of a problem etc)
382治标不治本 治標不治本 zhì biāo zhì běnzhi4 biao1 bu4 zhi4 ben3to treat the symptoms but not the root cause
383治病求本 zhì bìng qiú běnzhi4 bing4 qiu2 ben3to search for the primary cause of disease in treatment (idiom)
384助人为快乐之本 助人為快樂之本 zhù rén wéi kuài zhī běnzhu4 ren2 wei2 kuai4 le4 zhi1 ben3pleasure from helping others
385追本穷源 追本窮源 zhuī běn qióng yuánzhui1 ben3 qiong2 yuan2see 追本溯源
386追本溯源 zhuī běn yuánzhui1 ben3 su4 yuan2to trace sth back to its origin
387缀字课本 綴字課本 zhuì běnzhui4 zi4 ke4 ben3spelling book
388资本储备 資本儲備 běn chǔ bèizi1 ben3 chu3 bei4capital reserve
389资本计提 資本計提 běn zi1 ben3 ji4 ti2capital requirement
390资本市场 資本市場 běn shì chǎngzi1 ben3 shi4 chang3capital market
391资本外逃 資本外逃 běn wài táozi1 ben3 wai4 tao2outflow of capital
392自本自力 běn zi4 ben3 zi4 li4to do sth. alone; to depend on one's own resources and ability (idiom)
393总成本 總成本 zǒng chéng běnzong3 cheng2 ben3total costs
394足本 běnzu2 ben3unabridged; complete book
395最基本 zuì běnzui4 ji1 ben3most fundamental; basic
396翻本 fān běnfan1 ben3to win back one's money (gambling etc)
397日本沼虾 日本沼蝦 běn zhǎo xiāRi4 ben3 zhao3 xia1oriental river prawn (Macrobrachium nipponense), a species of freshwater shrimp, also called 青虾
398山本头 山本頭 shān běn tóuShan1 ben3 tou2(Tw) "Yamamoto haircut", similar to a butch cut, but with even length (no tapering on the sides and back), said to be named after Admiral Yamamoto 山本五十六
399身体是革命的本钱 身體是革命的本錢 shēn shì mìng de běn qiánshen1 ti3 shi4 ge2 ming4 de5 ben3 qian2lit. the body is the revolution's capital; fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
400试用本 試用本 shì yòng běnshi4 yong4 ben3inspection copy (of a textbook etc); trial edition

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