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Noun (futsuumeishi)
Antonym: 建前, 1
real intention, motive, true opinion, what one really thinksbut réel, intention véritable, mobile, motif, motivation véritable, vrai sentimentwahre Absicht, eigentliches Motiv, wahres Gesicht, unverstellte Worte, der reine Ton

ON: ホンKUN: もと
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

ON: オン, イン, -ノンKUN: おと, ね
sound, noise

Example sentences
世界からは【麻疹輸出国】と嫌味とも本音ともとれることをいわれている始末。Parts: 世界 (せかい), から, 麻疹 (はしか), 輸出国 (ゆしゅつこく), 嫌味 (いやみ), 本音 (ほんね), 取る (とる), (こと), 言う (いう), 始末 (しまつ)Ending up with being called a "measles exporting country" by the rest of the world, something that you could take as insult or truth.

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