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Mandarin běn
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 běn root / stem / origin / source / this / the current / original / inherent / originally / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
Results beginning with 本
 běn dì local / this locality
 běn wén this text / article / the main body of a book
 běn rén the person himself / I (humble form used in speeches) / oneself / myself / in person / personal
 běn lái original / originally / at first / it goes without saying / of course
 běn shēn itself / in itself / per se
 běn zhōu this week
 běn kē undergraduate course / undergraduate (attributive)
 běn yuè this month / the current month
 běn bào this newspaper
 běn rì today
 běn zhì essence / nature / innate character / intrinsic quality
 běn tǔ one's native country / native / local / metropolitan territory
 běn shi ability / skill
 běn shì source material / original story
 běn shì this city / our city
 běn néng instinct
 běn zhe based on... / in conformance with.. / taking as one's main principle
 běn jiè current / this year
 běn běn notebook computer (diminutive) / laptop
 Běn tián Honda (Japanese name)
 běn lǐng skill / ability / capability / CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4]
 běn sè inherent qualities / natural qualities / distinctive character / true qualities
 běn shǎi natural color
 běn qī the current period / this term (usually in finance)
 běn xìng natural instincts / nature / inherent quality
 běn guó one's own country
 běn bù headquarters / head office
 běn yīng should have / ought to have
 běn zhí one's job
 běn yì original idea / real intention / etymon
 běn qián capital / (fig.) asset / advantage / the means (to do sth)
 běn tǐ main part / torso / the thing in itself / noumenon (object of purely intellectual perception according to Kant)
 běn zi book / notebook / edition / CL:本[ben3]
 běn fèn (to play) one's part / one's role / one's duty / (to stay within) one's bounds / dutiful / keeping to one's role
 běn jīn capital / principal
 Běn xī Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 / in northeast China
 běn cǎo a book on Chinese (herbal) medicine / Chinese materia medica
 běn tí the subject under discussion / the point at issue
 běn míng original name / real name / personal name
 běn háng one's line / one's own profession
 běn wèi standard / one's own department or unit
 běn xī principal and interest (on a loan)
 běn dǎo main island
 běn yuán origin / source
 běn jiā a member of the same clan / a distant relative with the same family name
 běn jì biographic sketch of an emperor
 běn yì original meaning / literal sense
 běn fèn one's duty
 běn tái this radio station
 běn xiāng home village / one's native place
 běn cháo the current dynasty
 Běn zhōu Honshū, the main island of Japan
 běn piào cashier's check
 běn bì local currency / our own currency / abbr. for 本位貨幣|本位货币
 běn mò the whole course of an event from beginning to end / ins and outs / the fundamental and the incidental
 běn yǐng umbra
 běn lěi home base / home plate (in baseball)
 běn bù this city / this town
 běn chù here / this place
 Běn cí Benz (name) / Karl Benz (1844-1929), motor car pioneer
 běn dé Bend,
 běn dǐ background
 běn fèng basic salary
 běn jīng classic book / sutra
 běn lì principal and interest / capital and profit
 běn wǒ id / the self
 běn xiàng original form
 běn yè business in which a company has traditionally engaged (e.g. before diversifying) / original business / core business / (literary) agriculture
 běn zì original form of a Chinese character
 běn zuì actual sin (Christian notion, as opposed to original sin 原罪)
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 běn kē shēng undergraduate student
 běn nián dù this year / the current year
 běn zhì shàng essentially / inherent
 běn dì huà localization / adaptation (to foreign environment)
 běn tǔ huà to localize / localization
 běn dì rén native person (of a country)
 běn mìng nián year of one's birth sign, according to the cycle of 12 animals of the earthly branches 地支[di4 zhi1]
 Běn Lā dēng (Osama) bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
 běn tǐ lùn ontology
 běn lěi dǎ home run (baseball)
 běn bāng cài Shanghainese food
 běn guó fǎ lex patriae
 běn guó rén natives of one's own country
 Běn jié míng Benjamin (person name)
 Běn nà bǐ see 本那比市[Ben3 na4 bi3 shi4]
 Běn nèi tè Bennett (surname)
 Běn ní dí Benedictus
 Běn shēng dēng Bunsen burner
 běn shěng rén people of this province / (in Taiwan) Han Chinese people other than those who moved to Taiwan from mainland China after 1945 and their descendants
 běn tǔ pài local faction / pro-localization faction (in Taiwanese politics)
 běn wèi hào (music notation) natural sign, ♮
 běn wèi yīn (music) natural note
 běn wèi zhì monetary standard
 běn xīng qī this week
 Běn xī shì Benxi prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 / in northeast China
 Běn xī xiàn Benxi Manchu autonomous county in Benxi 本溪, Liaoning
 běn yì bǐ P&frasl / E ratio (price-to-earnings ratio)
 Běn yīn fāng Honinbo, major school of Go in Japan (1612-1940) / title held by the winner of the Honinbo Go tournament (1941-)
 běn zhēng zhí eigenvalue (math.) / also written 特徵值|特征值
 běn zhōu èr this Tuesday
 běn zhōu liù this Saturday
 běn zhōu sān this Wednesday
 běn zhōu sì this Thursday
 běn zhōu wǔ this Friday
 běn zhōu yī this Monday
 běn zú yǔ native language / mother tongue
·  Osama bin Laden (1957-), leader of Al Qaeda
 běn lái miàn mù true colors / true features
 Běn cǎo Gāng mù Compendium of Medical Herbs 1596, compiled by Li Shizhen 李時珍|李时珍[Li3 Shi2 zhen1]
 běn wèi zhǔ yì selfish departmentalism / departmental selfishness
 běn běn zhǔ yì book worship / bookishness
 běn mò dào zhì lit. 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
 běn xìng nán yí It 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)
  endonym
  indigenous knowledge
  National Officer
  proximity radio
  indigenous science and technology
  background ozone
  background concentration
  access network / local loop
  home territory
  background pollution
  native species / indigenous species
  law of locality
  national post
 běn dǐ diào chá background investigation
 běn dǐ fú shè background radiation
 běn dǐ jì shù background count
 běn guó zhuān jiā national expert
 běn gù zhī róng when the root is firm, the branches flourish
 Běn nà bǐ shì Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
 běn tián chē duì Honda
 běn wèi huò bì local currency / our own currency / abbr. to 本幣|本币
 běn xiāng zòu duō Kanata
 běn zhēng xiàng liàng eigenvector (math.) / also written 特徵向量|特征向量
 Běn · Lā dēng Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
· Běn · Lā dēng Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), leader of Al Qaeda
  organizational support (logistics)
  organizational support (logistics)
  indigenous deminer
  native forest
线 běn chū zǐ wǔ xiàn the first meridian / the prime meridian
 běn dǔ shí liù shì Benedict XVI (Roman Catholic pope)
 běn gé lā hán liú Benguela
 běn rén de guān diǎn (one's) personal view
 běn tǔ huà ruǎn jiàn software localization
 Běn yīn fāng Xiù cè Honinbo Shusaku (1829-1862), Japanese Go player
C级  National Officer, level C
B级  National Officer, level B
 jī běn basic / fundamental / main / elementary
 Rì běn Japan / Japanese
 bǎn běn version / edition / release
 gēn běn fundamental / basic / root / simply / absolutely (not) / (not) at all / CL:個|个[ge4]
 chéng běn (manufacturing, production etc) costs
 wén běn version / text
 zī běn capital (economics)
 yuán běn originally / original
 jiǎo běn script
 jù běn script for play, opera, movie etc / screenplay / scenario
 kāi běn book format, similar to in-4°, in-8° / etc (a 16开 / format is roughly A4) / abbr. to 開|开[kai1]
 yàng běn sample / specimen
 fù běn copy / duplicate / transcript / (in online games) instance
 kè běn textbook / CL:本[ben3]
 shū běn book / CL:本[ben3]
 biāo běn specimen / sample / the root cause and symptoms of a disease
 gǔ běn capital stock / investment
 fàn běn model (example worthy of being imitated) / template
 xiǎo běn small capital / on a shoestring
 dú běn reader / an instructional book
 quán běn whole edition / whole performance (of Chinese opera)
 zhèng běn original (of a document) / reserved copy (of a library book)
 zhì běn to take radical measures / to get to the root (of a problem etc)
 Shān běn Yamamoto (Japanese surname)
 kuī běn to make a loss
 cǎo běn grass / herb
 xuè běn hard-earned capital
 Hè běn Hepburn (name)
 lán běn blueprint / source material on which later works (books, movies etc) are based
 bǎo běn to break even
 péi běn loss / to sustain losses
 sōng běn Matsumoto (Japanese surname and place name)
 huán běn to repay capital
 lǎo běn capital / assets / savings / nest egg / (fig.) reputation / laurels (to rest upon) / old edition of a book / (tree) trunk
 chāo běn handwritten copy
 shàn běn old book / good book / reliable book / rare book
 wàng běn to forget one's roots
 kè běn block printed edition
 Qiáo běn Hashimoto (Japanese surname and place name)
 gòu běn to break even / to get one's money's worth
 huà běn Song and Yuan literary form based on vernacular folk stories
 jiào běn textbook
 xuǎn běn anthology / selected works
 jié běn abridged version
稿 gǎo běn manuscript (of a book etc) / sketch (of a design etc)
 tà běn rubbing of inscription
 mì běn a treasured rare book
 chàng běn opera libretto
 bān běn to recoup losses (in gambling)
 Bǎn běn Sakamoto (Japanese surname)
 cán běn extant fragment (of book)
 chuán běn edition (of a book) currently in circulation
 duì běn (a return) equal to the capital / 100 percent profit
 fán běn detailed edition / unexpurgated version
 fù běn copy
 Gāng běn Okamoto (Japanese surname and place name)
 gǎo běn Ligusticum levisticum (Chinese lovage root) / ligusticum root
 Gōng běn Miyamoto (Japanese surname)
 huì běn picture book
 jiǎn běn concise edition / abridged edition
 kǎo běn to take a relevant exam for a certificate (e.g. driving test, licence etc)
 lāo běn to get one's money back (esp. gambling) / to recoup one's losings
 Shān běn Sugimoto (Japanese surname)
 shé běn a loss / to lose money
 Téng běn Fujimoto (Japanese surname)
 Xióng běn Kumamoto city and prefecture in west Kyūshū / 九州, Japan
 yìn běn printed book / copy
 yǐng běn copy (of a document) / book with model calligraphy for copying
 yuàn běn script for opera (esp. in Yuan times)
 zhàng běn account book
 zú běn unabridged / complete book
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 bǐ jì běn notebook (stationery) / CL:本[ben3] / notebook (computing)
 jī běn shang basically / on the whole
 liú yán běn guestbook
 Rì běn rén (Sichuanese expletive) fuck me (日 / here means 肏[cao4])
 jì shì běn notebook / paper notepad / laptop computer
 dī chéng běn low cost / inexpensive
 xiǎo Rì běn (derog.) Japanese person / Jap
 dà běn yíng headquarters / base camp
 rì jì běn diary (book)
 jī běn gōng basic skills / fundamentals
 Mò ěr běn Melbourne, Australia
 zī běn jiā capitalist
 dān xíng běn single volume edition / offprint
 jī běn fǎ basic law (constitutional document)
 tā běn shēn itself
 hù kǒu běn household register / household registration booklet / residence certificate
 hé dìng běn bound volume / one-volume edition
 Lǐ sī běn Lisbon, capital of Portugal
 xiū dìng běn revised edition (of a book)
 zǒng chéng běn total costs
 chāo wén běn hypertext
 rì běn guó Japan
 Rì běn Hǎi Sea of Japan
 jī běn diǎn basis point (finance), abbr. to 基點|基点[ji1 dian3]
 Zī běn lùn Das Kapital (1867) by Karl Marx 卡爾·馬克思|卡尔·马克思[Ka3 er3 · / Ma3 ke4 si1]
 shǒu chāo běn manuscript copy of a book (before the printing press)
 Shū běn huá Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German post-Kantian philosopher
 yǐng yìn běn a photocopy
 liàn xí běn exercise book / workbook / CL:本[ben3]
 Rì běn dāo Japanese sword / katana
 hé běn kē Graminae or Poaceae, the grass family
 píng zhuāng běn paperback (book)
 Dà běn Zhōng Big Ben
 gēn běn fǎ fundamental law / body of basic laws
 jīn běn wèi gold standard
 suō yìn běn compact edition (of a dictionary etc)
  basic vote
  capitalization
 bān běn r to recoup losses (in gambling)
 biāo běn chóng spider beetle
 chén jiā běn Shen
 dài zì běn large print
 Dù běn nèi Dubonnet (name) / Dubonnet (red vermouth aperitif wine)
 Gāo Běn hàn Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), distinguished Swedish linguist and sinologist
 huáng fù běn yellow copy
 jiāo liáng běn to hand in one's ration cards / to die
 jī běn jí basic level / soldier level
 Jí běn sī Gibbons (name)
 jié lu:è běn abridged version
 jīng jiào běn corrected edition
 mài běn shì to flaunt a skill / to give display to one's ability / to show off a feat / to vaunt one's tricks
 Mò bā běn Mbabane, capital of Swaziland (Tw)
 rì běn qīng Spanish mackerel / chub mackerel
 Rì běn xué Japanology
 shān běn cǎi Aya
 shàng wǎng běn netbook
 shēng cí běn vocabulary notebook
 shì wǎ běn Swabia
 sōng běn chéng Matsumoto
 tián gé běn exercise book for practicing Chinese character handwriting (each page being a grid of blank cells divided into quadrants, like the character 田)
 wén běn kuàng text box (computing)
 xióng běn chéng Kumamoto
 Xióng běn xiàn Kumamoto prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan
 xiù zhēn běn pocket book / paperback
 yá běn zhì dentin / dentine
 yín běn wèi Silver Standard (monetary standard)
 yǒu běn qián to be in a position to (take on a challenge, etc)
 zēng dìng běn revised and enlarged edition
 Zhào Běn shān Zhao Benshan (1958-), universally known PRC TV comedian
 zī běn shuì capital levies
 zuì jī běn most fundamental / basic
 yǐ rén wéi běn people-oriented
 zī běn shì chǎng capital market
 zī běn zhǔ yì capitalism
 jī běn yuán zé fundamental doctrine / guiding principle / raison d'être
 jī běn yāo qiú a basic requirement / prerequisites
 shēng chǎn chéng běn production costs
 dà xué běn kē university undergraduate course
 jī běn gài niàn basic concept
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