Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tale, talk
Kun:
はな.すはなし
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
134 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 話 【ワ】 counter for stories, episodes of TV series, etc.
  • 話題 【ワダイ】 topic, subject, much talked about, topical, in the news, hot
  • 会話 【カイワ】 conversation, talk, chat
  • 世話 【セワ】 care, looking after, help, assistance, aid, trouble, bother, good offices, recommendation, introduction, everyday life, everyday affairs, everyday language, sewamono (Edo-period drama about contemporary life)

Kun reading compounds

  • 話す 【はなす】 to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat, to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss, to speak (a language)
  • 話 【はなし】 talk, speech, chat, conversation, topic, subject, discussions, negotiation, argument, rumor, talk, hearsay, tale, story, fable, circumstances, particulars
  • 話し合う 【はなしあう】 to discuss, to talk together
  • いい話 【いいはなし】 good story, heartwarming story, good prospect (e.g. marriage, business)
  • 固い話 【かたいはなし】 serious topic (of conversation)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cuento
  • charla
  • hablar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • Conversar
  • falar uma língua
  • conto

French

  • parler
  • histoire
151 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
240 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
133 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
180 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
86 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
238 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
238 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
178 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1684 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1928 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
350 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35441 Morohashi
1527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5608 New Nelson (John Haig)
344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
368 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
229 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0266.4 Four corner code
1-47-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a71 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
voice
Kun:
こえこわ-
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
388 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 声明 【セイメイ】 declaration, statement, proclamation
  • 声楽 【セイガク】 vocal music
  • 第一声 【ダイイッセイ】 first words said (e.g. when meeting someone), first thing out of one's mouth, first speech, inaugural address, first tone (in Chinese), level tone
  • 肉声 【ニクセイ】 natural voice (without a microphone)
  • 声 【ショウ】 voice, sound, tone (of Chinese character), tone mark, stress (in pronunciation), intonation, accent
  • 声点 【ショウテン】 tone mark, mark placed in one of the four corners of a Chinese character to indicate the tone
  • 高声 【コウセイ】 loud voice, high-pitched voice
  • 上声 【ジョウショウ】 rising tone (in Chinese), (of a Japanese accent) having a high, flat tone

Kun reading compounds

  • 声 【こえ】 voice, singing (of a bird), chirping (of an insect), hoot, voice, opinion (as expressed in words), view, wish, attitude, will, sound, sense (of something's arrival), feeling, voice, voiced sound
  • 声が枯れる 【こえがかれる】 to become hoarse
  • 一声 【いっせい】 voice, cry, shout
  • 険しい声 【けわしいこえ】 sharp voice

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • voz
  • fama
  • reputación
  • rumor

Portuguese

  • Voz

French

  • voix
97 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
170 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
153 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
467 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1066 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
226 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
146 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
465 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
746 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
759 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
619 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
396 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2724 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1393 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1914 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5645 Morohashi
2198 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
989 New Nelson (John Haig)
1896 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2044 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
299 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
147 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1460 2001 Kanji
3p4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4027.7 Four corner code
1-32-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58f0 Unicode hex code