N5 Kanji Course

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N5 Kanji Course

N5 Kanji 101: 話

Meaning of kanji 話:

In Japanese, 話 means “to talk; story”.


How to read kanji 話:

Kunyomiはな、はなし
Onyomi

How to write kanji 話:


Origin of kanji 話:

話=言+舌,言 means “to say”,舌 means “tongue”, you use your tongue to talk about your story.
So 話 means “to talk; story”.


Development of kanji 話:


Vocabulary containing kanji 話:

WordReadingMeaning
はなしstory
電話でんわphone
話すはなすto talk
会話かいわconversation
世話せわcare
話題わだいtopic
話し合うはなしあうto discuss
話しかけるはなしかけるto talk to
神話しんわmythology
対話たいわdialogue
話し合いはなしあいdiscussion
受話じゅわlistening
昔話むかしばなしold tale
談話だんわdiscourse
童話どうわfairy tale
通話つうわcall
逸話いつわanecdote
立ち話たちばなしstand chatting
作り話つくりばなしmyth
話し言葉はなしことばspoken language
手話しゅわsign language
話し手はなしてspeaker
笑い話わらいばなしfunny story
実話じつわtrue story

Example Sentences of kanji 話:

ちちはいつも大声おおごえはなす。
My father always speaks in a very loud voice.

彼女かのじょわたしやくはなしをしてくれた。
She told me such stories as were useful.

「はい」と「いいえ」しかわないひとかいつづけるのはむずかしい。
It is difficult to keep up a conversation with someone who only says Yes and No.

じゃあ、ネコの世話せわだれがするの。
Who will take care of your cat then?

わたしたちはひろはんわただいについてはなった。
We discussed a wide range of topics.

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