Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa

The Japanese word jitsuwa, pronounced precisely as the phonetic spelling indicates, translates to mean "really", "in reality", "in point of fact", "the fact is", etc. It may also mean "to tell the truth", depending on the context.

Japanese Characters

実は (じつは)


Jitsuwa mada haha ni hanashite inai.

Translation: To tell the truth, I haven't told my mom yet.

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