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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
substance, real formobjet de culte principal d'un temple, réalité, substance

main part, main unit, body (of a machine)
Noun (futsuumeishi)
this machine, this appliance

Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
object of worship (at a shrine, temple, etc.)

noumenonSubstanz, Hauptteil, Körper, Noumenon, etw. nur mit dem Verstand zu Erkennendes, Objekt der Verehrung im Schrein oder Tempel
ON: ホンKUN: もと
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

ON: タイ, テイKUN: からだ, かたち
body, substance, object, reality, counter for images

Example sentences
なんであれ物事の本体を捕らえる事が肝心だ。Parts: 何であれ (なんであれ), 物事 (ものごと), 本体 (ほんたい), 捕らえる (とらえる), (こと), 肝心 (かんじん)It is essential to get at the heart of the matter, no matter what they are.

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