Words — 13 found

1. origin; sourceusu. 元
  • けんせい憲政
  • きき危機
  • はじ始まった
  • このような
  • じょうきょう状況
  • もと
  • であった
It was under these circumstances that the constitutional crisis began.
2. base; basis; foundation; rootesp. 基
  • この
  • システム
  • もと
  • せいと生徒
  • こうたい交替
  • おし教え
  • あい
  • おたがお互いに
  • たすけあ助け合わ
  • なければなりません
The basis of this system is that the students must take turns in teaching, they have to help each other.
3. causealso 因, 原
  • その
  • じむいん事務員
  • かろう過労
  • もと
  • 死んだ
The clerk died from overwork.
4. ingredient; material; base; mix; stockesp. 素
5. (someone's) side; (someone's) locationOnly applies to 元
  • かれ
  • なぜ
  • つま
  • かれ彼の
  • もと
  • 去った
  • わからなかった
He had no idea why his wife left him.
6. original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)
7. (plant) root; (tree) trunk
8. first section of a wakaSee also 和歌
9. counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)Only applies to 本
10. handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip
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本 【もと】素 【もと】基 【もと】
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Adverb (fukushi), Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
1. originally; from the start; from the beginning; from the outset; by natureUsually written using kana alone
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi), Noun
2. none the worse (for); (coming out) even; in the same position (as before)Usually written using kana alone, usu. as 〜て(も)もともと, 〜でもともと, etc.
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元元 【もともと】本本 【もともと】本々 【もともと】
本本: Rarely-used kanji form. 本々: Rarely-used kanji form.
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), I-adjective (keiyoushi)
1. losing everything; suffering a total loss; coming to nothing; having lost the interest and the principalIdiomatic expression
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元も子も無い 【もともこもない】
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1. wholesaler; manufacturer
2. capitalist; financier; investor
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元方 【もとかた】
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もとうら 本木末木
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. of soup and love, the first is the best; one's first spouse tends to be better than any subsequent spouseProverb
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本木に勝る末木なし 【もときにまさるうらきなし】
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with su ending
1. to go to the bottom of an affair; to inquire into the originSee also 糺す
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元を正す 【もとをただす】本を糺す 【もとをただす】元を糺す 【もとをただす】本をただす 【もとをただす】元をただす 【もとをただす】
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もとかり 本仮屋
Full name
1. Motokariya Yuika (1987.9.8-)
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Kanji — 1 found

5 strokes. JLPT N5. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1.
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun: もと
On: ホン
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Sentences — 12 found

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    • わたし
    • ほん
    • たな
    • かえ返した
    I returned the book to its shelf. Tatoeba
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Names — 603 found

もと 【本】
Place, Family or surname
1. Moto
もとあ 【本阿】
Family or surname
1. Motoa
もとあいかい 【本合海】
1. Motoaikai
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