Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa

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Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa." ThoughtCo, Jun. 14, 2017, thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578. Abe, Namiko. (2017, June 14). Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578 Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578 (accessed September 20, 2017).

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)

Example

Jitsuwa mada haha ni hanashite inai.
実はまだ母に話していない。

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

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Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa." ThoughtCo, Jun. 14, 2017, thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578. Abe, Namiko. (2017, June 14). Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578 Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/jitsuwa-meaning-and-characters-2028578 (accessed September 20, 2017).