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

Japanese Meaning for 本

Dictionary Entries for 本

moto
noun
  1. origin; source
  2. base; foundation
  3. cause
  4. ingredient
  5. (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location
  6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
  7. trunk
  8. first section of a waka
  9. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)
hon
noun
  1. book; volume
  2. main; head; this; our; present; real
  3. counter for long cylindrical things

Stroke Order Diagrams for 本

Construction of Character for 本

Radicals and parts present in 本
Radical tree, wood Kanji Details »
Part one, one radical (no.1) Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 本
  1. 指事の根元に線を引き、「もと」の意味を表す。
  2. 対義字:

Kanji related to 本

  • 稿

Meanings in Other Languages for 本

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

Comments for 本

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yes some do, some don't

#2 Posted by adam wolf over 3 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 3 years ago


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