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Stroke Count
5 Strokes
木 + 1 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun'yomi: もと。
On'yomi: ホン。

Japanese Meaning for 本

Dictionary Entries for 本

  1. origin; source (usu. 元)
  2. base; basis; foundation; root (esp. 基)
  3. cause (also 因, 原)
  4. ingredient; material (esp. 素)
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. (plant) root; (tree) trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  1. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
  1. handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip

  1. book; volume; script
  1. this; present
  2. main; head
  3. real; regular
suffix, counter
  1. counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls (sometimes pronounced ぼん or ぽん)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 本

Construction of Character for 本

Radicals and parts present in 本
» Radical tree, wood
» Part one, one radical (no.1)
Origin and construction of 本

Kanji related to 本

  • 稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 本

  1. livre, présent, essentiel, origine, principal, réalité, vérité, compteur d'objets allongés
  1. livro, presente, real, verdadeiro, principal, sufixo p/ contagem De coisas longas
  1. libro, origen, base, contador de cosas alargadas

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yes some do, some don't

#2 Posted by adam wolf over 8 years ago

 Hello. This kanji is also listing two radicals; is that correct? Does a specific kanji have more than one radical?

#1 Posted by Bashiek over 8 years ago

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