Definition of 本

  • book
  • present
  • main
  • origin
  • true
  • real
  • counter for long cylindrical things

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ホン
  • もと

Popular Words With This Kanji

日本, にほん, にっぽん

Japan

元, 本, 素, 基, もと

origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip

本部, ほんぶ

headquarters, head office, main office

日本人, にほんじん, にっぽんじん

Japanese person, Japanese people

基本, きほん

foundation, basis, standard

本社, ほんしゃ, ほんじゃ

head office, main office, headquarters, main shrine, this company, this shrine

本当, 本當, ほんとう, ほんと

truth, reality

本当, 本當, ほんとう, ほんと

truth, reality

本人, ほんにん

the person himself

本塁打, ほんるいだ

home run (baseball)


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