FEEDBACK

Meaning of 本

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
Pinyin: běn
English Definition: root; stem; origin; source; this; the current; original; inherent; originally; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
Chinese Definition:
①草木的根:本草(泛指中药)。无本之木。
②事物的根源,与“末”相对:本末(头尾;始终)。根本(根源;彻底;本质上)。
③草的茎,树的干:草本植物。
④中心的,主要的:本部。本体。
⑤原来:本来。本领。
⑥自己这方面的:本国。本身。本位。本分(fèn)。
⑦原末标。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A tree with its roots highlighted
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 本
Example Words:
笔记本 [ běn ]: notebook (stationery); Classifiers: ; notebook (computing)
本来 [ běn lái ]: original; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
基本 [ běn ]: basic; fundamental; main; elementary
根本 [ gēn běn ]: fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; Classifiers:
本质 [ běn zhì ]: essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
Example Sentences