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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 本 (hon)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 本 (hon)

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MEANING:

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

HOW TO READ:

On: hon
Kun: moto

HOW TO REMEMBER:

You need to cut one (一) slice in a tree (木) in order to make a book.

COMPOUNDS:

基本 (kihon): foundation, basis
本棚 (hondana): bookshelves
本来 (honrai): originally
本当 (hontou): truth, reality
本社 (honsha): head office
本音 (honne): real intention
本能 (honnou): instinct
本屋 (hon’ya): bookstore
本部 (honbu): headquarters
本拠 (honkyo): stronghold
見本 (mihon): sample
本日 (honjitsu): today
本心 (honshin): true feelings
本物 (honmono): genuine article
資本 (shihon): funds, capital
絵本 (ehon): picture book
本俸 (honpou): basic salary
本分 (honbun): one’s duty
本気 (honki): seriousness
本題 (hondai): main question
手本 (tehon): model, pattern
根本 (nemoto): root, source
本質 (honshitsu): essence, true nature
本人 (honnin): the person himself
本名 (honmyou): real name
本位 (hon’i): standard, principle
古本 (furuhon): secondhand book
本性 (honshou): true character
本領 (honryou): specialty
不本意 (fuhon’i): reluctant
本国 (hongoku): one’s own country
日本 (nihon): Japan
本体 (hontai): substance, real form
本命 (honmei): favorite
元々 (motomoto): originally
本書 (honsho): text, this book
本旨 (honshi): main object
本文 (honbun): text (of document)
脚本 (kyakuhon): script, screenplay
本館 (honkan): main building
標本 (hyouhon): example, specimen


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼は本音で語れる唯一の相手。
kare wa honne de katareru yuiitsu no aite.
He is one person to whom I can tell the truth.

本当にあなたは少し幻想を抱き過ぎるわ。
hontou ni anata wa sukoshi gensou o idakisugiru wa.
You are really too fanciful.

あの人たちだって、きっと本気じゃなかったんだよ.
ano hitotachi datte, kitto honki janakattan da yo.
I don’t think they meant it seriously.

殿方の言うことと本心は別物だ。
tonogata no iu koto to honshin wa betsumono da.
What men say and what they think are two different things.

もちろん、それは本名ではなく、仮名ですな。
mochiron, sore wa honmyou dewa naku, kamei desu na.
That is obviously not his real name, but a fictitious one.

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