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ほんの, 本の
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), Usually in kana
mere, only, just, slight
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ほんの少し, 本の少し, ほんのすこし
Expression, Adverb
just a little
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本能, ほんの
May take 'no'
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煩悩, 煩惱, ぼんのう
1. worldly desires, evil passions, appetites of the flesh
Buddhist term
2. klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering)
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Adverb, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Takes suru, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
slightly, faintly
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本の虫, ほんのむし
bookworm, bibliophile, bibliophage
ほんのわずか, ほんの僅か
Expression, NA-adjective, May take 'no', Usually in kana
small amount, jot, nothing much, (to a) slight degree, wee bit
本の間, ほんのあいだ
1. between the pages of a book
2. between two books
本能的, ほんのうてき
instinctive, instinctual
ほんの気持ち, 本の気持ち, ほんのきもち
Expression, Humble, used when exchanging gifts; usu. as ~ですが
1. small token of one's sentiments
Adverb, See 気持ち・4
2. just slightly, only a bit
ほんの一握り, ほんのひとにぎり
Expression, May take 'no'
just a handful, only a small number (of)
本能寺の変, ほんのうじのへん
Expression, historical term
Honnōji Incident (forced suicide of daimyo Oda Nobunaga by his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide; June 21, 1582)
煩悩魔, ぼんのう
See 四魔, Buddhist term
demon of ill desires that injures one's body and mind
基本のキ, きほんの
the absolute basics (esp. in educational contexts), most basic of basics, most fundamental thing
性本能, せいほんの
sex instinct
母性本能, ぼせいほんの
maternal instinct
生存本能, せいぞんほんの
survival instinct
防衛本能, ぼうえいほんの
protective instinct, defensive instinct
帰巣本能, きそうほんの
homing instinct
日本脳炎, にほんのうえん
Japanese encephalitis
日本農林規格, にほんのうりんきかく
Japan Agricultural Standard, JAS
五本の指に入る, 5本の指に入る, ごほんのゆびにはいる
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to be among the top five, to be one of the five best
敵は本能寺にあり, 敵は本能寺に在り, てきはほんのうじにあり
Expression, See 本能寺の変, Idiomatic expression
his true objective lies elsewhere, there are ulterior motives at play, the enemy is at Honnōji
ぼんのくぼ, 盆の窪
Expression, Usually in kana
1. hollow at nape of the neck
2. toddler's shaved hairstyle leaving a small portion at the nape (esp. Edo period)
盆の縁, ぼんのふち
edge of a tray
ぼんのうさぎ, 煩悩鷺
See 葦五位, Usually in kana
yellow bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
煩悩具足, ぼんのうぐそく
possessing worldly desires and passions