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The Name Ben1 in Chinese / Japanese...

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China běn
Ben Vertical Wall Scroll

本 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Ben


Japan ben
Ben Vertical Wall Scroll

ベン is the name Ben written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Japanese hon / ほん
Ben Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese root; stem; origin; source; this; the current; original; inherent; originally; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
Japanese (1) (See ご本・ごほん) book; volume; script; (prefix) (2) this; present; (3) main; head; (4) real; regular; (suf,ctr) (5) (sometimes pronounced ぼん or ぽん) counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls; (surname) Yanakamoto; (surname) Motoyanagi; (personal name) Motomura; (surname) Motohama; (place-name) Motoichi; (place-name, surname) Moto; (personal name) Makoto; (surname) Pon; (surname) Hon'yanagi; (personal name) Honshou; (personal name) Honshio; (surname) Honzaki; (surname) Hon; (surname, given name) Hajime
Radical, fundamental, original, principal, one's own; the Buddha himself, contrasted with 蹟 chi, traces left by him among men to educate them; also a volume of a book; root


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Mandarinběn / ri4 ben3
Taiwan jih pen
Japanese nihon(p);nippon / にほん(P);にっぽん
Ben Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Japan; Japanese
Japanese Japan; (surname) Yamatono; (surname) Yamato; (personal name) Himoto; (surname) Hinomoto; (surname) Nihon; (surname) Nitsupon; (surname) Nippon
Japan. Buddhism was introduced there from Korea in the sixth century, and in the seventh from China.


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Mandarin běn tián / ben3 tian2
Taiwan pen t`ien / pen tien
Japanese honden / ほんでん
Ben Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Honda (Japanese name)
Japanese rice paddy; (surname) Motoda; (place-name, surname) Honden; (place-name, surname) Honda; (surname) Honta

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Mandarin bèn / ben4
Taiwan pen
Chinese dust; to dust; a bank of earth; to bring together; to dig; also pr. [fen4]

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Mandarin bèn / ben4
Taiwan pen
Chinese variant of 坋[ben4]; old variant of 笨[ben4]

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Mandarin hāng // bèn / hang1 // ben4
Taiwan hang // pen
Chinese to tamp; (slang) popular; hot; variant of 笨[ben4]

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Mandarin bèn // bēn / ben4 // ben1
Taiwan pen
Japanese hon
Chinese to go to; to head for; towards; to hurry; to rush; to run quickly; to elope
To run; translit. pun and p.

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Chinese old variant of 本[ben3]

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Mandarin bēn / ben1
Taiwan pen
Chinese (used in given names); variant of 奔[ben1]

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Japanese fugo;mokko;mokkou;ishimi / fugo;mokko;mokko;ishimi / ふご;もっこ;もっこう;いしみ
Chinese a basket or pan used for earth, manure etc
Japanese implement for carrying heavy loads, generally made of bamboo and woven grass or rope

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Mandarin bèn / ben4
Taiwan pen
Japanese takeno / たけの
Chinese stupid; foolish; silly; slow-witted; clumsy
Japanese (surname) Takeno

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Chinese benzene; benzol (chemistry)

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Mandarin bì // bēn / bi4 // ben1
Taiwan pi // pen
Chinese bright; energetic; surname Ben

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Mandarin bēn / ben1
Taiwan pen
Chinese variant of 奔[ben1]; variant of 奔[ben4]

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Mandarin bēn / ben1
Taiwan pen
Chinese adz; adze


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Mandarin rén běn / ren2 ben3
Taiwan jen pen
Japanese ninhon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin bǎo běn / bao3 ben3
Taiwan pao pen
Japanese yasumoto / やすもと
Chinese to break even
Japanese (surname) Yasumoto


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Mandarin dào běn / dao4 ben3
Taiwan tao pen
Japanese tōhon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin chuán běn / chuan2 ben3
Taiwan ch`uan pen / chuan pen
Chinese edition (of a book) currently in circulation


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Mandarin quán běn / quan2 ben3
Taiwan ch`üan pen / chüan pen
Japanese zenmoto / ぜんもと
Chinese whole edition; whole performance (of Chinese opera)
Japanese (surname) Zenmoto


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Mandarin chū bēn / chu1 ben1
Taiwan ch`u pen / chu pen
Japanese shuppon / しゅっぽん
Chinese to flee; to escape into exile
Japanese (noun/participle) flight; elopement; running away; absconding


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Mandarinběn / ke4 ben3
Taiwan k`o pen / ko pen
Japanese kokuhon / こくほん
Chinese block printed edition
Japanese wood-block book
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarinběn / fu4 ben3
Taiwan fu pen
Japanese fukuhon / ふくほん
Chinese copy; duplicate; transcript; (in online games) instance
Japanese duplicate; copy



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Mandarinběn / ju4 ben3
Taiwan chü pen
Chinese script for play, opera, movie etc; screenplay; scenario


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Mandarin yìn běn / yin4 ben3
Taiwan yin pen
Japanese inpon / いんぽん
Chinese printed book; copy
Japanese printed book


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Mandarin yuán běn / yuan2 ben3
Taiwan yüan pen
Japanese genpon / げんぽん
Chinese originally; original
Japanese the original; original copy; script; (surname) Haramoto


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Mandarin fǎn běn / fan3 ben3
Taiwan fan pen
Japanese hanmoto / はんもと
Japanese (surname) Hanmoto
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin dāi bèn / dai1 ben4
Taiwan tai pen
Chinese dimwitted


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Mandarin chàng běn / chang4 ben3
Taiwan ch`ang pen / chang pen
Chinese opera libretto


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Mandarin shàn běn / shan4 ben3
Taiwan shan pen
Japanese yoshimoto / よしもと    zenmoto / ぜんもと
Chinese old book; good book; reliable book; rare book
Japanese (surname) Yoshimoto; (surname) Zenmoto
Good stock, or roots, planting good seed or roots; good in the root of enlightenment; wholesome roots

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Benběn / ben3 / benpen
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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