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English Definitionability; skill
See alsoběnshì source material; original story
Simplified Script本事
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄣˇ ㄕ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)bun2si6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
běnroots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; measure word for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally
shìmatter; thing; item; work; affair

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Words With Same Head Word    
本子běnzibook; notebook; edition
本质běnzhìessence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
本来běnláioriginal; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
本领běnlǐngskill; ability; capability
本身běnshēnitself; in itself; per se
Words With Same Tail Word    
故事gùshinarrative; story; tale
执事zhíshiparaphernalia of a guard of honor
差事chāishierrand; assignment; job; commission; see also 差使
干事gànshiadministrator; executive secretary
服事fúshivariant of 服侍
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