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The Chinese word benlai - 本来 - bĕnlái
(original in Chinese)

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English translations

original, originally, of course, at first,

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( benlai / bĕnlái ) with pronunciation (English translation: original )

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本来 ( benlai / bĕnlái ) is composed of these characters: (ben) , (lai)
本来 ( benlai / bĕnlái ) in traditional characters

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also: origin  |  also: coming
本来 ( benlai / bĕnlái ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 351)
More words that mean original in Chinese
bĕn ( 本 ), shŏu ( 首 ), yuánlái ( 原来 )
More words that mean originally in Chinese
zuìchū ( 最初 )

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