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书本
shū běn

书本
book


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书本shūběn
     1. n. book
Components
shū
     1. book; codex
     2. collection of bamboo or wooden slips, the traditional form of records in China
     3. letter; document
     4. form of a written or printed Chinese character; style of calligraphy; script; font
     5. Chinese character
     6. the art of calligraphy
     7. (historical) ancient government post in charge of secretarial duties
     8. (historical) imperial edict
     9. storytelling
běn
     1. (of plants) root; stem
     2. source; origin; root
     3. foundation; basis
     4. edition; version; copy
     5. originally; initially
     6. current; present
           本年 - current year
     7. this; here
           本人 - I lit. this person
           一 本 書 - a book
           一 本 雜誌 - a magazine
     8. volume
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