Words — 3 found

1. real intention; motive; true opinion; what one really thinksSee also 建前
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ほんたてまえ 本音建前
Expression, Noun
1. one's true feelings and one's official stance (which may be at odds); one's real motive and one's stated reason
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2. Honne and tatemaeHonne and tatemae are Japanese words that describing the ... Read more
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本音と建て前 【ほんねとたてまえ】ホンネとタテマエ
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ほん 本音
Expression, Godan verb with u ending
1. to speak one's mind; to be frank; to tell the truth
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本音をいう 【ほんねをいう】
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Kanji — 2 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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9 strokes. JLPT N4. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1.
sound, noise
Kun: おと
On: オン イン -ノン
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Sentences — 4 found

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    • しゃちょう社長
    • 言う
    • こと
    • ほんね本音
    • ちが違う
    My boss says one thing and means another. Tatoeba
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