本人

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

本人

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) I; me; myself; oneself; himself; herself

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Middle Chinese, or composed in Japan of Sinitic elements: (hon, main; real; the one under discussion) + (nin, person). Compare modern Chinese 本人 (běnrén).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

本人 (hiragana ほんにん, romaji honnin)

  1. the person themselves, that person himself or herself
  2. the person in question, the relevant person, the person concerned
  3. the main person, the leader
  4. a ringleader, the lead instigator or conspirator

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3