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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 本題 (hondai)

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Kana: ほんだい
Kanji: 本題
Romaji: hondai

Type: noun

Meaning: main question; real issue at hand

Idiom:

本題に入る (hondai ni hairu): to get down to business; to cut to the chase; to get straight to the point; to move on to the main subject

Example sentences:

早く本題に入ってくれ!
hayaku hondai ni haitte kure.
Just get to the main part!

そろそろ本題に入るんでしょうね?
sorosoro hondai ni hairun deshou ne.
Are you ever going to get to the point?

本題 (hondai)

さて、私は忙しい。本題に入りましょう。
sate, watashi wa isogashii. hondai ni hairimashou.
Well, I’m a busy man, so let’s get down to business.

さて、いよいよこれからが話の本題でして、何とも奇妙奇天烈なことになるわけです。
sate, iyoiyo kore kara ga hanashi no hondai deshite, nantomo kimyou kiteretsu na koto ni naru wake desu.
And now I come to the queer part of the business.

Similar words:

主部 (shubu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 本题 (běntí)
Korean: 주제 (juje)

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