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本気, ほんき

  • honki
JLPT LEVEL 1

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • seriousness
  • truth
  • sanctity

Examples of 本気,ほんき in a Sentence

ケンさん本気かい
Are you on the level, Ken?
ぼくはこれは本気言っているす。
I say this from my heart.
さあそろそろ本気勉強始めなくちゃ。
It's time to hit the books.
I mean what I say.
がそれ本気言っているのがには明白あった。
It was obvious to all that he meant it.
冗談本気
Are you in jest or in earnest?
フレッド、行儀よくなさい本気言っているのよ。
Fred, behave, and I'm not joking, either.
彼女冗談本気した
She took my joke seriously.
I mean what I'm saying.
エドワードはキャシーのじっと見て本気そう言っている尋ねた。
Edward looked Kathy in the eye and asked her if she really meant what she said.

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