1886-Jouyou-kanji “本” Stroke Order and Meanings

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“Origin” or “Main” in Japanese kanji, and the Stroke Order and Meanings of Kanji “本”

Japanese Jouyou-kanji “本” means “Book”, “Foundation” or “(Unit word for counting rods, trees etc)” etc.

Jouyou Kanji "本"

Jouyou Kanji “本”

Jouyou Kanji "本" Stroke Order

Jouyou Kanji “本” Stroke Order

Stroke # 5 Strokes
On-Yomi ほん(hon)
Kun-Yomi もと(moto)
Meanings Origin, Cause
Main, Base
Foundation, Essence, Center
From the first, Originally
Book, Unit word for counting books
Unit word for counting rods, trees etc

Kanji words which contain Kanji “本”, and their meanings

Words Meanings
本位(ほんい-ho n i) Standard, Basis, Principle
本意(ほんい-ho n i) Real intention, True motive, True will, Original intention, Original purpose, Original hope
本院(ほんいん-ho n i n) This institution, The main institution
本営(ほんえい-ho n e i) Headquarters
本屋(ほんおく-ho n o ku) Principal residence
本屋(ほんや-ho n ya) Bookseller, Book publisher, Bookstore, Bookshop
本科(ほんか-ho n ka) Regular course
本家(ほんか-ho n ka) ① Head family, Birthplace, ② Originator, Original maker
本歌(ほんか-ho n ka) Original verse poem
本歌取り(ほんかどり-ho n ka do ri) Adaptation of a famous poem
本懐(ほんかい-ho n ka i) ① one’s long‐cherished plan, ② Satisfaction, Gratification
本会議(ほんかいぎ-ho n ka i gi) Plenary session, Regular session, Plenary meeting, Plenary assembly, Full session
本格(ほんかく-ho n ka ku) Original method, Original procedure, Genuine way (of doing something)
本官(ほんかん-ho n ka n) ① Official post, Regular post, Permanent office, ② Principal post (as opposed to secondary post), ③ I (of someone in government or the civil service)
本館(ほんかん-ho n ka n) Main building (in contrast to an annex etc)
本願(ほんがん-ho n ga n) ① The Original Vow of Amida Buddha, ② One’s real wish, One’s long‐cherished desire


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