本來

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 本来
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin běnlái
Zhuyin ㄅㄣˇ ㄌㄞˊ
IPA (key) /pən²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ laɪ̯³⁵/

Adjective[edit]

本來 (traditional, Pinyin běnlái, simplified 本来)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) original

Adverb[edit]

本來 (traditional, Pinyin běnlái, simplified 本来)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) originally
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) it goes without saying; of course