běn root; book

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: shū (book)

Note

A picture of a tree with a line representing the earth and so emphasizing the roots. Measure word for bound objects - particularly books and magazines
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses component: bǎn (board) bēi (cup) cài (vegetable) cǎi (color) chá (tea) chuáng (bed) gān (pole) guǒ (fruit) jī (machine) jìn (to prohibit) jìn (to prohibit) jú (tangerine) kē (of plants) lái (arrive) lǐ (plum) lí (pear) lín (forest) lóu (multi-story building) qí (board game) qín (Qin) qīn (parent) shù (method) shù (tree) song (Song) tiáo (strip) wèi (not yet) xián (to stay idle) xiāng (each other) xiào (school) yǐ (chair) zhí (to plant) zhī (branch) zhuō (table)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 本
Stroke order for character 本, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

本溪 Benxi, Liaoning

Proverbs

无源之水,无本之木 wú yuán zhī shuǐ, wú běn zhī mù Something without a proper foundation. Not properly planned

Tiger, tiger

In China as elsewhere the tiger is associated with strength and dauntlessness. Chinese soldiers used to wear uniforms with tiger markings to scare the enemy. The power of the tiger in traditional medicine can be taken on by eating ground up tiger body parts, still leading to much illegal slaughter. The bones are considered a good medicine against arthritis.
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