本能

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Chinese[edit]

 
roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; (a measure word)
 
ability; can; may; capable; energy; able
simp. and trad.
(本能)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

本能

  1. instinct
    動物本能 / 动物本能  ―  dòngwù běnnéng  ―  animal instinct

Adjective[edit]

本能

  1. (attributive) instinctive
    本能反應 / 本能反应  ―  běnnéng fǎnyìng  ―  instinctive reaction

Adverb[edit]

本能

  1. unconsciously; subconsciously

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
のう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

本能 (hiragana ほんのう, rōmaji honnō)

  1. an instinct
     (くま)から (ほん) (のう) ()げた。
    Kuma kara honnō de nigeta.
    I escaped from the bear by instinct.

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