本来

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

本来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 本來, hiragana ほんらい, romaji honrai)

  1. origin

Adverb[edit]

本来 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 本來, hiragana ほんらい, romaji honrai)

  1. originally
  2. properly, legally

Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 本來

Pronunciation[edit]

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

本来 (simplified, Pinyin běnlái, traditional 本來)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) original

Adverb[edit]

本来 (simplified, Pinyin běnlái, traditional 本來)

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