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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 話 (wa)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 話 (wa)

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MEANING:

tale, talk

HOW TO READ:

On: wa
Kun: hana.su, hanashi

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Tales are words (言) that fly out of your tongue (舌).

COMPOUNDS:

電話 (denwa): phone, phone call
会話 (kaiwa): conversation
話題 (wadai): topic, subject
神話 (shinwa): myth, legend
世話 (sewa): looking after, help
対話 (taiwa): dialogue
手話 (shuwa): sign language
実話 (jitsuwa): true story
話法 (wahou): narration
通話 (tsuuwa): telephone call
童話 (douwa): fairy-tale
談話 (danwa): talk, conversation
話術 (wajutsu): art of conversation
昔話 (mukashibanashi): old tale
話合い (hanashiai): discussion
作り話 (tsukuribanashi): fiction
受話器 (juwaki): receiver
公衆電話 (koushuudenwa): public telephone


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話し掛ける (hanashikakeru): to start a conversation
話し込む (hanashikomu): to be deep in talk
話を逸らす (hanashi o sorasu): to change the subject
話が付く (hanashi ga tsuku): to come to an agreement
話を遮る (hanashi o saegiru): to interrupt (a person)
話を振る (hanashi o furu): to bring up a subject

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

私の話を開きなさい!
watashi no hanashi o kikinasai.
Listen to what I have to say!

彼は世話をする人が必要だ。
kare wa sewa o suru hito ga hitsuyou da.
He needs looking after.

その話題を追及する勇気がなかった。
sono wadai o tsuikyuu suru yuuki ga nakatta.
I didn’t have the nerve to pursue the subject.

会話は私の思惑どおりには進まなかった。
kaiwa wa watashi no omowaku doori niwa susumanakatta.
The conversation was not going the way I wanted.

怪しい人を見かけたら、すぐにわたしに電話くださいね!
ayashii hito o mikaketara, sugu ni watashi ni denwa kudasai ne.
If you see anyone suspicious, give me a call immediately!

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