本人

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 Mandarin 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

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin běnrén
Zhuyin ㄅㄣˇ ㄖㄣˊ
IPA (key) /pən²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʐən³⁵/
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PronounEdit

本人 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin běnrén)

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