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笨 bèn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

笨 (bèn) English Meaning

  • stupid
  • foolish
  • silly
  • slow-witted
  • clumsy

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 你很笨。
    Nǐ hěn bèn.
    You’re stupid.
  • 换句话说,你很笨。
    Huàn jù huàshuō, nǐ hěn bèn.
    In other words, you’re stupid.
  • 你真笨去接受他的提议。
    Nǐ zhēn bèn qù jiēshòu tā de tíyì.
    It was foolish of you to accept his offer.
  • 汤姆绝不是笨。他只是懒而已。
    Tāngmǔ jué bùshì bèn. Tā zhǐshì lǎn éryǐ.
    Tom is by no means stupid. He’s is just lazy.
  • 噢,天呀-我真笨呀!对不起!
    Ō, tiān ya-wǒ zhēn bèn ya! Duìbùqǐ!
    Oh, dear- how silly of me! I am sorry!
  • 她笨极了,什么事都要给她解释得明明白白。
    Tā bèn jíle, shén me shì dōu yào gěi tā jiěshì dé míngmíng báibái.
    She’s so stupid that you have to spell everything out.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 ben 4
  •  (shì): bamboo
  •  (běn): roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 笨

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 笨拙 (bèn zhuō): clumsy; awkward; stupid
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