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本质 běnzhì:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5

本质 (běnzhì) English Meaning

  • essence
  • nature
  • innate character
  • intrinsic quality

Traditional Characters:  本質

+ is only found in HSK 5.

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 这就是事情的本质。
    Zhè jiùshì shìqíng de běnzhí.
    That is the essence of the matter.
  • 谨慎是那人性格的本质。
    Jǐnshèn shì nà rén xìnggé de běnzhí.
    Caution is the essence of that man’s character.
  • 本质事物的本质、功能或性质
    Běnzhí shìwù de běnzhí, gōngnéng huò xìngzhì
    The essential function or nature of a thing.
  • 但是你曾经有过用你的视觉去看透一个朋友或相识的内在本质的时候吗?
    Dànshì nǐ céngjīng yǒuguò yòng nǐ de shìjué qù kàntòu yīgè péngyǒu huò xiāngshí de nèizài běnzhí de shíhòu ma?
    But does it ever occur to you to use your sight to see into the inner nature of a friends or acquaintance?
  • 这样的经验才是生活的内在本质。
    Zhèyàng de jīngyàn cái shì shēnghuó de nèizài běnzhí.
    Such experiences are the very staff of life.
  • 患难可以看清人的本质,分清好人和坏人。
    Huànnàn kěyǐ kàn qīng rén de běnzhí, fēnqīng hǎorén hé huàirén.
    Adversity shows what men really are and separates the sheep from the goats.

Stroke Order & Character Components

本 (běn): roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally

  • (mù): tree
  • (yī): one

质 (zhì): character; nature; quality; plain; to pawn; pledge; hostage; to question; Taiwan pronunciation zhí

  •  (chǎng): cliff
  •  (shí): ten
  •  (bèi): shell / money

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 本

HSK 1 Word List

  • 本 (běn): origin; source; roots or stems of plants; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally 

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 质

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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