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本質, ほんしつ

  • honshitsu
JLPT LEVEL 1

Definition

noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • essence
  • true nature
  • substance
  • reality

Examples of 本質,ほんしつ in a Sentence

Then he began working at Cambridge and developing many more ideas about the nature of the universe.
悲劇本質は、短編小説のそれと同じように、その葛藤である
The heart of the tragedy, as of a short story, is a conflict.
親切心礼儀本質である
Kindness is the essence of politeness.
Reputation is what you seem; character is what you are.
The question is not so much what it is as how it looks.
I had to think about the problem for quite a while before I saw daylight.

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