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memphismaven commented on the word honne
Honne (本音, Honne?) refers to a person's true feelings and desires. These may be contrary to what is expected by society or what is required according to one's position and circumstances, and they are often kept hidden, except with one's closest friends.
Opposite is tatemae
December 11, 2008
memphismaven commented on the word tatemae
Tatemae (建�?, Tatemae?), literally "façade," is the behaviour and opinions one displays in public. Tatemae is what is expected by society and required according to one's position and circumstances, and these may or may not match one's honne.
memphismaven commented on the word tatamae
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