TAKOBOTO

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本来
Readings
ほんらい
honrai
Meanings
Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
originally, primarilyà l'originel, naturel, original, originel, primitif, primitivement, propre

essentially, naturally, by nature, in (and of) itself
proper, legalursprünglich, anfänglich, eigentlich, fundamental, konsequenterweise, natürlich, von Natur aus, rechtmäßig
Kanji
ON: ホンKUN: もと
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

ON: ライ, タイKUN: く.る, きた.る, きた.す, き.たす, き.たる, き, こ
come, due, next, cause, become

Example sentences
ワインは本来害にならない。Parts: ワイン, 本来 (ほんらい), (がい), になるWine is not harmful in itself.

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