Reading

Kana: ほん
Romaji: hon
Kana
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Definitions

1

book; volume; script

See also: ご本 (reading ごほん)
2

this; present

3

main; head

4

real; regular

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5

counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls

Note: sometimes pronounced ぼん or ぽん

Kanji

Readings: ホン、 もと
Meanings: book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

Example Sentences

本気(ほんき)
➥Are you serious?
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本当(ほんとう)なの。
➥Is that true?
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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)に?
➥Really?
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本気(ほんき)だよ。
➥I mean it!
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本当(ほんとう)ですよ。
➥It's the truth.
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