本 běn root; book
Made up of [木 mù
NoteA picture of a tree with a line representing the earth and so emphasizing the roots
Number of strokes 5
Using 木 mù
: 茶 chá (tea) 来 lái (arrive) 棋 qí (board game) 彩 cǎi (color) 树 shù (tree) 未 wèi (not yet) 相 xiāng (each other) 宋 song (Song) 桌 zhuō (table) 椅 yǐ (chair) 杆 gān (pole) 桔 jú (tangerine) 闲 xián (to stay idle) 亲 qīn (parent) 李 lǐ (plum) 枝 zhī (branch) 植 zhí (to plant) 板 bǎn (board) 楼 lóu (multi-story building) 校 xiào (school) 机 jī (machine)
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无源之水,无本之木 wú yuán zhī shuǐ, wú běn zhī mù
Something without a proper foundation. Not properly planned
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