本当

本當

Readings

Kana: ほんとう、ほんと
Romaji: hontou, honto
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

adv
1

truth; reality; actuality; fact

adv
2

proper; right; correct; official

3

genuine; authentic; natural; veritable

Kanji

Readings: ホン、 もと
Meanings: book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Readings: トウ、 あ.たる、 あ.たり、 あ.てる、 あ.て、 まさ.に、 まさ.にべし
Meanings: hit, right, appropriate, himself
Readings: トウ、 あ.たる、 あ.てる、 まさ.に
Meanings: bear, accept, undertake, just

Example Sentences

本当(ほんとう)に?
➥Really?
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本当(ほんとう)にそう。
➥You can't be so sure.
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本当(ほんとう)ですよ。
➥It's the truth.
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本当(ほんとう)なの。
➥Is that true?
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まあ、本当(ほんとう)
➥Oh no, really?
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本当(ほんとう)?なぜ?
➥Do you? Why?
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