Learn JLPT N5 Kanji

Meaning of 本

book, present, true, counter for long cylindrical things

Onyomi

ホン
hon

Kunyomi

もと
moto

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ホン / もと 】

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

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How to write 本 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 5

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

このほんをよんだことがありますか?
kono hon wo yonda koto ga arimasu ka?
Have you ever read this book?
Example #2

らいげつにほんにいきます。
raigetsu nihon ni ikimasu.
I will go to Japan next month.
Example #3

ほんとうのことをおしえてください。
hontou no koto wo oshiete kudasai.
Please tell me the truth.
Example #4

わたしはほんをよむのがすきです。
watashi wa hon wo yomu no ga suki desu.
I like reading books.
Example #5

わたしのおかあさんはにほんじんです。
watashi no okaasan wa nihonjin desu.
My mother is Japanese.
Example #6

にほんのなかであなたはどこにいきたいですか?
nihon no naka de anata wa doko ni ikitai desu ka?
Where you want to go in Japan?
Example #7

このほんだなはくみたてやすいです。
kono hondana wa kumitate yasui desu.
This bookcase is easy to assemble.
Example #8

そのけいかくにひつようなしほんをじゅんびしなければならない。
sono keikaku ni hitsuyou na shihon wo junbi shinakereba naranai.
We have to prepare the necessary capital for this plan.
Example #9

わたしのしごとはきほんてきにへいじつがやすみです。
watashi no shigoto wa kihonteki ni heijitsu ga yasumi desu.
I typically don't work on weekdays.
Example #10

このダイヤはほんものですか。
kono daiya wa honmono desu ka?
Is this diamond real?
Example #11

ほんにんかくにんしょるいとしてうんてんめんきょしょう、けんこうほけんしょう、パスポートのいずれかをおもちください。
honnin kakunin shorui toshite unten menkyoshou, kenkou hokenshou, pasupooto no izureka wo omochi kudasai.
Please bring your driver's license, medical insurance certificate or passport as a proof of your identity.

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