Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: ben3
Zhuyin: ㄅㄣˇ
English Meaning: 1. root, origin, source, basis 2. (a measure word for books, albums, magazines) 3. this, the current 4. one's (the speaker's) own 5. capital, principal
German Meaning: 1. Wurzel, Ursprung, Basis 2. (ein Zählwort für Bücher, Alben, Magazine)
Spanish Meaning: (clasificador)
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Example Sentences:

這本書很有趣。
这本书很有趣。
zhe4 ben3 shu1 hen3 you3 qu4.
This book is very interesting.
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我買了一本新字典。
我买了一本新字典。
wo3 mai3 le5 yi4 ben3 xin1 zi4 dian3.
I have bought a new dictionary.
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這本舊的字典我用了十五年。
这本旧的字典我用了十五年。
zhe4 ben3 jiu4 de5 zi4 dian3 wo3 yong4 le5 shi2 wu3 nian2.
I have been using this old dictionary for 15 years.
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這本手冊很有用。
这本手册很有用。
zhe4 ben3 shou3 ce4 hen3 you3 yong4.
This brochure is very useful.
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那本小說很精彩, 他一口氣看完。
那本小说很精彩, 他一口气看完。
na4 ben3 xiao3 shuo1 hen3 jing1 cai3, ta1 yi4 kou3 qi4 kan4 wan2.
That novel was brilliant, he finished reading it in one go.
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我的朋友送我一本不錯的食譜。
我的朋友送我一本不错的食谱。
wo3 de5 peng2 you3 song4 wo3 yi1 ben3 bu2 cuo4 de5 shi2 pu3.
My friend gave me a good cookbook as a gift.
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這本書我只看了一半。
这本书我只看了一半。
zhe4 ben3 shu1 wo3 zhi3 kan4 le5 yi2 ban4.
I have only read half of this book.
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