Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
本命
Kana Reading
ほんめい
Romaji
honmei
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    favorite; favourite; sure thing; likely winner; certainty
    Example sentence
    本命対抗馬競り合ったお陰でダークホース漁夫得たってわけ Since the favorite and his rival were running against each other a dark horse like him was able to pull out in front.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    one's heart's desire

Examples of 本命, ほんめい in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

8 strokes

fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

On'Yomi: メイ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: いのち

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JLPT 5

5 strokes

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things

On'Yomi: ホン

Kun'Yomi: もと

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