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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 話す (hanasu)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 話す (hanasu)

Kana: はなす
Kanji: 話す
Romaji: hanasu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat, to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

すみませんが、ゆっくり話してください。
sumimasen ga, yukkuri hanashite kudasai.
I’m sorry, please speak slowly.

私が話し始める前から、聴衆は涙にくれていた。
watashi ga hanashihajimeru mae kara, choushuu wa namida ni kurete ita.
People were crying before I even started talking.

話す Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 話す. Click on image to view full size.

昔のことをむし返すのがつらければ話さなくてもいいのよ。
mukashi no koto o mushikaesu no ga tsurakereba hanasanakute mo ii no yo
If it hurts you to go over the past, don’t tell me.

彼には話しだすたびに唾を飛ばす癖があった。
kare ni wa hanashidasu tabi ni tsuba o tobasu kuse ga atta.
He slobbered every time he began to speak.

あそこで真相をつかんで来い、そして帰ってきて話してくれ。
asoko de shinsou o tsukande koi, soshite kaette kite hanashite kure.
Go and get at the truth there, and then come and tell me.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 話す (hanasu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 说话 (shuōhuà)
Korean: 말하다 (malhada)

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