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本来, ほんらい

  • honrai
JLPT LEVEL 2

Definition

adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'

  • originally
  • primarily

Definition

  • essentially
  • naturally
  • by nature
  • in (and of) itself

Definition

  • proper
  • legal

Examples of 本来,ほんらい in a Sentence

Wine is not harmful in itself.
Miss Baker knew that the young man would have to leave very soon, so she decided to ask him to move his car a bit, so that she could park hers in the proper place for the night before going to bed.
このは、本来である
This medicine is a natural poison.
Competition is not by nature evil.
それが本来の性格なのだ
That is a characteristic inherent in him.
Seen close-up, things have a way of showing their defects, their innate ugliness.
Medicaid, a program originally created to provide medical care for poverty-level women and children, today spends almost a third of its budget on elderly people.
本来盲目である
Love is by nature blind.
Diamond is essentially hard.
国会本来の機能十分には果たしてはいない。
The Diet is not fully functioning as such.

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