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真実 the Truth



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

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shin jitsu

shin real, truth
jitsu fruit, substance, truth

写真 sha shin - photograph [B]
実は jitsu wa - actually, really [B]
真っ直ぐ massugu - forward, straight [B]
木の実 ki no mi - nut, berry, fruit [B]


真実が ばれちゃった。犬のポチは猫好きだった。
shinjitsu ga barechatta. inu no pochi wa neko zuki datta.

The truth has been revealed! Pochi the dog was a cat lover.


ばれる bareru - exposed, reveal, leak out (a secret)
ばれちゃった barechatta - (unfortunately) truth was revealed The chatta / shimatta form is often used to show regret or the fact that the results were unintended.
inu - dog
ポチ pochi - Pochi a common name for dogs like fido
猫好き neko zuki - lover of cats [猫 neko (cat) + 好き suki (to like - becomes Zuki when attached to nouns)] another zuki is sakezuki [lover of drinking]
だった datta - was

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Is the "u" in zuki silent like in suki or is it voiced?


On WWWJDIC, there's no sound file for 猫好き but there is one for 大の猫好き!

Apparently it's voiced in this compound (I don't know for sure, but I suspect it is voiced in all similar compounds.)

I have a feeling that the vowel becomes voiced because the consonant part of the mora has become voiced, but I'm not certain of that. If someone knows for sure that that's a general rule, I'd like to hear it.

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