本 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

本 in English

běn

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

HSK levels

Components

  • (mù): tree
  • (yī): one

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : a basket or pan used for earth; manure etc;
  • : benzene; benzol (chemistry);

Sentences examples with 本

  • 我读了八本书。
    Wǒ dúle bā běn shū.
  • 桌子上有一本书。
    Zhuōzi shàng yǒuyī běn shū.
  • 你看,那本书在桌子上呢。
    Nǐ kàn, nà běn shū zài zhuōzi shàng ne.
  • 这本书三十看见钱。
    Zhè běn shū sānshí kànjiàn qián.
  • 我有三本书。
    Wǒ yǒusān běn shū.

Words containing 本, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

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

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list