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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
essence, true nature, substance, realityâme, caractère, essence, nature, substanceWesen, Essenz, Substanz, Kern, das Wesentliche

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

ON: シツ, シチ, チKUN: たち, ただ.す, もと, わりふ
substance, quality, matter, temperament

Example sentences
それから、彼は、ケンブリッジで研究を始め、宇宙の本質について前よりいっそう多くの考えを発展させ始めた。Parts: 其れから (それから), (かれ), ケンブリッジ, 研究 (けんきゅう), 始める (はじめる), 宇宙 (うちゅう), 本質 (ほんしつ), に就いて (について), (まえ), より, 一層 (いっそう), 多く (おおく), 考え (かんがえ), 発展 (はってん), 為せる (させる), 始める (はじめる)Then he began working at Cambridge and developing many more ideas about the nature of the universe.

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