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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 本質 (honshitsu)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 本質 (honshitsu)

Kana: ほんしつ
Kanji: 本質
Romaji: honshitsu

Type: Noun, のadjective
Meaning: essence, true nature, substance, reality
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

物事の本質を学べば学ぶほど、人類のあらゆる望みが失われたことに気づかされた。
monogoto no honshitsu o manabeba manabu hodo, jinrui no arayuru nozomi ga ushinawareta koto ni kizukasareta.
The more I learned about the true nature of things, the more I realized that all hope for mankind was lost.

プロセスに多くの月日を費やした後、当事者たちを隔てていた主要な問題に関する本格的で本質的な話し合いが一回だけあったのです。
purosesu ni ooku no tsukihi o tsuiyashita ato, toujishatachi o hedatete ita shuyou na mondai ni kan suru honkakuteki de honshitsuteki na hanashiai ga ikkai dake atta no desu.
It was many, many months into the process before there was a single, serious, substantive discussion on the major issues that separated the parties.

本質 (honshitsu)

稼いだものよりすくなく消費することは、本質的に将来利用できる預かり証を集めることになります。
kaseida mono yori sukunaku shouhi suru koto wa, honshitsuteki ni shourai riyou dekiru azukarishou o atsumeru koto ni narimasu.
In essence, one who spends less than he earns is accumulating claim checks for future use.

事物の本質から考えて、彼は自分自身を明らかにせずにはいられないのだ。
monogoto no honshitsu kara kangaete, kare wa jibun jishin o akiraka ni sezu ni wa irarenai no da.
In the very nature of things he cannot help throwing light upon himself.
***明らかにする (akiraka ni suru): to make clear, to clarify

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 本质 (běnzhì)
Korean: 본질 (bonjil)

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