[ほん][とう]

takes genitive case の, adjectival noun or quasi-adjective, adverb, noun

  1. truth, reality, actuality, fact.

takes genitive case の, adjectival noun or quasi-adjective, adverb

  1. proper, right, correct, official.
  2. genuine, authentic, natural, veritable.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[ほん][とう] 本当 ほんとう
本当[ほんと] 本当 ほんと
[ほん][とう] 本當 ほんとう
[ほん][] 本當 ほんと
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Contained Kanji Breakdown

book, present, main (1st)
  • tree, wood(1st)
hit, right, appropriate (2nd)
  • little, small
  • snout, hand