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本 běn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

本 (běn) English Meaning

  • roots or stems of plants
  • origin
  • source
  • this
  • the current
  • root
  • foundation
  • basis
  • classifier for books, periodicals, files, etc.
  • originally

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 这本书是我的。
    Zhè běn shū shì wǒ de.
    This book is mine.
  • 我有两本书。
    Wǒ yǒu liǎng běn shū.
    I have two books.
  • 你有两本书。
    Nǐ yǒu liǎng běn shū.
    You have two books.
  • 这本书很小。
    Zhè běn shū hěn xiǎo.
    This book is very small.

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

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

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