Write "本"( the root of a plant; foundation) in Chinese character
作者： 来源：中文时刻 2013-01-30 09:17:04.000
One character a day, easy to master Chinese characters. Let's take a look at the basic knowledge of "本".
|Explanation: the root of a plant; foundation|
|Phrases: 根本(gēn běn) fundamental,basic ; 本人(běn rén) me,myself,oneself|
An additional short stroke is put near the base of the character 木（ ）, originally meaning “tree”, it is to emphasize where the roots of the tree are. So, “root” is the original meaning of “本”. It extends to mean the foundation for all the things. From the meaning of “foundation”, it also extends to mean “one’s own”.
1. Wàimiàn zàoyīn zhème dà，gēnběn méifǎ ānshuì.
With so much noise outside, I just can't sleep.
2. Nǐ běnrén bìxū cānjiā.
You must take part yourself.