TAKOBOTO

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本気
Readings
ほんき
honki
Meanings
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
seriousness, truth, sanctitygravité, sérieux, sainteté, sincérité, véritéErnst, Ernsthaftigkeit, Nüchternheit

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

ON: キ, ケKUN: いき
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

Example sentences
ケンさん、君は本気かい。Parts: さん, (きみ), 本気 (ほんき), かいAre you on the level, Ken?

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