元, 本, 素, 基, もと

  • moto
JLPT 3

Definition of 元,本,素,基,もと

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • origin
  • source

  • base
  • basis
  • foundation
  • root

  • cause

  • ingredient
  • material

  • (somebody's) side
  • (somebody's) location

  • original cost (or capital, principal, etc.)

  • (plant) root
  • (tree) trunk

  • first section of a waka

counter

  • counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry)

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.)
  • grip

Examples of 元,本,素,基,もと in a Sentence

I have a bottle of whiskey.
その事務員過労がもと死んだ
The clerk died from overwork.
What is done cannot be undone.
昨日はその80ページまで読んだ
I read the book up to page 80 yesterday.
Although we may intend to judge a person on the basis of his or her personal qualities, they are not visible at first sight.
It seems like that she wasn't acting back then; they were her real feelings.
The high performance and the elegant design of this model have combined to give it a high reputation.
To get back to my original point... Yesterday I sent the report off to Tokyo.
It is, even now, a book loved by men and women alike.
The person who wrote that book is possessed of both humour and wit, isn't he?
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