TAKOBOTO

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本能
Readings
ほんのう
honnou
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
instinctinstinctInstinkt, Trieb

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

ON: ノウKUN: よ.く
ability, talent, skill, capacity

Example sentences
動物は本能のままに振る舞う。Parts: 動物 (どうぶつ), 本能 (ほんのう), (まま), 振る舞う (ふるまう)Les animaux sont mus par leur instinct.
Animals act on instinct.

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