English translation of '本来'
⇒ 本来的打算(běnlái de dǎsuàn)
the original plan
- (= 原先)
⇒ 我本来以为你已经走了。(Wǒ běnlái yǐwéi nǐ yǐjīng zǒu le.)
At first, I thought you had left.
- (= 理所当然)
Translation of 本来 from the Collins Chinese to English
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