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根本
Main
English Definitionfundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
Simplified Script根本
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyingēnběn
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄣ ㄅㄣˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gan1bun2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (副) adverb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
gēnroot; basis; measure word for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; radical (chemistry)
běnroots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; measure word for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally

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Words With Same Head Word    
根据gēnjùaccording to; based on; basis; foundation
根源gēnyuánorigin; root (cause)
根据地gēnjù dìbase of operations
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
根基gēnjīfoundation
Words With Same Tail Word    
基本jīběnbasic; fundamental; main; elementary
课本kèběntextbook
资本zīběncapital (economics)
成本chéngběn(manufacturing, production etc) costs
书本shūběnbook
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