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本質的
Readings
ほんしつてき
honshitsuteki
Meanings
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
essentiallywesentlich, dem Wesen nach, entscheidend, ausschlaggebend

Kanji
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

ON: テキKUN: まと
bull's eye, mark, target, object, adjective ending

Example sentences
いかなる政党も本質的に保守的である。Parts: 如何なる (いかなる), 政党 (せいとう), 本質的 (ほんしつてき), 保守的 (ほしゅてき), であるAny political party is conservative in itself.

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