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古本
Readings
ふるほん
furuhon
ふるぼん
furubon
こほん
kohon
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
secondhand booklivres anciens, livres d'occasion

Meaning restricted to こほん
ancient book, antiquarian booksantiquarisches Buch, altes Buch, vor längerer Zeit gedrucktes Buch

Kanji
ON: KUN: ふる.い, ふる-, -ふる.す
old

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

Example sentences
私はその古本に倍額を払った。Parts: (わたし), 其の (その), 古本 (ふるほん), 倍額 (ばいがく), 払う (はらう)J'ai payé deux fois le prix pour ce livre d'occasion.
I paid double the price for the secondhand book.

あの古本はまったくの掘り出し物だ。Parts: 彼の (あの), 古本 (ふるほん), 全く (まったく), 掘り出し物 (ほりだしもの)That old book is a real find.

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