Current CG is so realistic that it feels real at a first glance, and I think that’s really cool.
I heard a dark rumor that Tofugu is making fake bills that look exactly like the real thing.
When I was a kid, my dad always told me that real men stay faithful, but he ended up cheating on my mom and now they’re going to get a divorce.
The real thing is the real thing, aka the real deal.
If you learned 本 as book you can also think of this word as the "book thing." What is this book thing? Is it the real version of the book? Is it the real deal? If so, I'll pay you a million.
The readings are on'yomi plus kun'yomi (kun'yomi is 物). You learned the reading of the kanji 本 and also the vocabulary reading of 物, so you should be able to read it.