Last modified on 12 September 2014, at 10:57

本人

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

本人

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) I; me; myself; oneself; himself; herself

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Middle Chinese, or composed in Japan of Sinitic elements: (hon, main; real; the one under discussion) + (nin, person). Compare modern Chinese 本人 (běnrén).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

本人 (hiragana ほんにん, romaji honnin)

  1. the person themselves, that person himself or herself
  2. the person in question, the relevant person, the person concerned
  3. the main person, the leader
  4. a ringleader, the lead instigator or conspirator

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3