běn root; book

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75]

Note

A picture of a tree with a line representing the earth and so emphasizing the roots
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)

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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
Japan and China

Japan and China

China

History of the often difficult relations between China and Japan. With the Japanese occupation of China 1937-45 and continued U.S. support for Japan has led to continuing frictions between governments and peoples.
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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