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Noun

本来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai 本來, hiragana ほんらい, romaji honrai)

  1. origin

Adverb

本来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai 本來, hiragana ほんらい, romaji honrai)

  1. originally

Mandarin

simplified

traditional

本來

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ pən˨˩lai˧˥ ]

Adjective

本来 (simplified, Pinyin běnlái, traditional 本來)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) original

Adverb

本来 (simplified, Pinyin běnlái, traditional 本來)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) originally
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) it goes without saying; of course

References

  • Wu, Jingrong (ed.) (1985). The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English). Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press. ISBN 0471867969.
  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

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