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正直, しょうじき

  • shōjiki
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • honesty
  • integrity
  • frankness

Definition

adverb (fukushi)

  • honestly
  • frankly

Examples of 正直,しょうじき in a Sentence

その事実正直証明している
The fact proves his honesty.
To tell the truth, I don't like classical music. On the other hand, Molly is really into it.
It seems to me that he is honest.
あなたが正直としても、それはあなたの無罪証明するものではない
Granting that you are honest, that is no proof of your innocence.
あなたが正直思う言う聞きなさい
Listen to those whom you think to be honest.
あなたの質問正直答えるどうは、主義問題
It is a matter of principle with him to answer your questions honestly.
あなたは正直答えなければなりません
You must answer honestly.
It goes without saying that honesty is the best policy.
いつも正直であるというのは、容易なことではない
It's not honest being honest all the time.
いつも正直いることたやすくない
To be always honest is not easy.

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