Forum Rocket Chinese Chinese Vocab 木(mù)=tree; wood, lumber, wooden;一(yī)=one; a, an; alone; What do you think 本(běn)​ mean?

木(mù)=tree; wood, lumber, wooden;一(yī)=one; a, an; alone; What do you think 本(běn)​ mean?

John-H8

木(mù)=tree; wood, lumber, wooden;一(yī)=one; a, an; alone; What do you think 本(běn) mean?
 

handyman

本 = origin, source. Also used as a measure word for 书 (shū) book
 这本书 (Zhè běn shū) ... This book

Robert-C7

I have also read that more specifically, 本(běn) is a measure word for bound items which includes books, periodicals and files.

John-H8

Hi Handyman and Robert,

Thank you for your comments.

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