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běn yì
n. original idea, real intention
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
wǒ de běn yì shì ràng tā huí jiā gōng zuò , kě shì tā wù jiě le .
phr. My original meaning was to let him work at home, but he misunderstood me.