本意

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

本意 (hiragana ほんい, romaji hon'i)

  1. one's motives, intent

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin běnyì
Zhuyin ㄅㄣˇ ㄧˋ
IPA (key) /pən²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ i⁵¹/
Homophones
本意
本義/本义

Noun[edit]

本意 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin běnyì)

  1. original idea, real intention, etymon