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.
    • 2007 July 13, “ねこぞくせんミリー [Mirri, Cat Warrior]”, in 基本セット 第10版 [Core Set: 10th Edition] (in Japanese), Wizards of the Coast:
       () (ゆう) ()さに ()ち、 () (しょく) (しゃ) (ほん) (のう) ()ち……ミリーはさまざまな () (しょ) ()きますが、 (わたし)はラノワールが (いち) (ばん) ()っていると (おも)っています。
      ――ラノワールの使 () (しゃ)ロフェロス
      Bi to yūgasa ni michi, hoshokusha no honnō mo mochi…… Mirī wa samazama na basho ni ikimasu ga, watashi wa Ranowāru ga ichiban atteiru to omotte imasu.
      ――Ranowāru no shisha Roferosu
      “Full of beauty and grace, with a predator’s instincts…… Although she wanders, I have always thought Mirri belongs in Llanowar most of all.”
      ――Rofellos, Llanowar emissary

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