本人

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Chinese[edit]

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(本人)

Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

本人

  1. I; me; myself; oneself; himself; herself

Synonyms[edit]

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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 Mandarin 本人 (běnrén).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

本人(ほんにん) (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