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本音
Readings

honne
English
Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 建前・1
real intention, motive, true opinion, what one really thinks

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

Stroke: 5 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-5-3 FC: 5023.3


ON: オン, イン, -ノン KUN: おと, ね
sound, noise

Stroke: 9 Grade: 1 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-7 FC: 0060.0


Phrases
世界からは【麻疹輸出国】と嫌味とも本音ともとれることをいわれている始末。
Parts: 世界 (せかい) から 麻疹 (はしか) 輸出国 (ゆしゅつこく) 嫌味 (いやみ) 本音 (ほんね) 取る (とれる) (こと) 言う (いわれている) 始末 (しまつ)
Ending up with being called a "measles exporting country" by the rest of the world, something that you could take as insult or truth.