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 6. edition, version, copy 7. originally, initially 8. here, this very
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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