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U+8A71, 話
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8A71

[U+8A70]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8A72]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜口竹十口 (YRHJR), four-corner 02664, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1158, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35441
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1624, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3965, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8A71

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
話-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qʰroːds, *qʰroːds, *ɡroːd
*ɡroːds
*kroːd
*kroːd, *koːd
*kroːd, *kʰroːd
*ɡroːd, *ɦbljed
*ɡroːd, *ɡoːd
*ɡroːd, *koːd
*koːd
*koːd, *ɡoːd
*koːd, *kʰoːd
*koːd, *l̥ʰeːmʔ
*koːd, *ɡoːd
*koːd
*koːd
*koːd, *slem, *l̥ʰeːmʔ
*koːd
*koːd
*koːd, *kʰoːd
*koːd
*kʰoːd
*kʰoːd
*ɡoːd

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɡroːds): semantic  (word) + phonetic 𠯑. The right component is not related to (OC *ɦbljed, “tongue”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • waa6-2 - “dialect; language; particle”;
  • waa6 - other senses.
Note:
  • va5* - “dialect; language”;
  • va5 - other senses.
Note:
  • fa4 - noun;
  • va4 - verb.
Note:
  • ōe/ōa - vernacular (ōa - rare in Xiamen);
  • hōa - literary.

  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /xua⁵¹/
Harbin /xua⁵³/
Tianjin /xuɑ⁵³/
Jinan /xua²¹/
Qingdao /xua⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xua³¹²/
Xi'an /xua⁴⁴/
Xining /xua²¹³/
Yinchuan /xua¹³/
Lanzhou /xua¹³/
Ürümqi /xua²¹³/
Wuhan /xua³⁵/
Chengdu /xua¹³/
Guiyang /xua²¹³/
Kunming /xua̠²¹²/
Nanjing /xuɑ⁴⁴/
Hefei /xua⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /xua⁴⁵/
Pingyao /xuɑ³⁵/
Hohhot /xua⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /ɦo²³/
/ɦua²³/
Suzhou /ɦo³¹/
Hangzhou /ɦuɑ¹³/
/ɦuo¹³/
Wenzhou /ɦo²²/
Hui Shexian /xua²²/
/ua²²/
Tunxi /uːə¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /fa⁵⁵/
/fa¹¹/
Xiangtan /uɒ²¹/
Gan Nanchang /uɑ²¹/
Hakka Meixian /fa⁵³/
Taoyuan /fɑ⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /wa²²/ 白~
/wa³⁵/ 說~
Nanning /wa²²/
Hong Kong /wa²²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hua²²/
/ue²²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /uɑ²⁴²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /ua⁴⁴/
/xua⁴⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /ue³¹/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hua³⁵/
/ue²³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (33)
Final () (30)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦˠuaiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦʷᵚaiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣuaiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦwaɨjsH/
Li
Rong
/ɣuaiH/
Wang
Li
/ɣwæiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣwaiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
huài
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 7558
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡroːds/

Definitions[edit]

  1. speech; talk; language
  2. what somebody said; (somebody's) words (Classifier: )
  3. dialect; language
    四川 / 四川  ―  sìchuānhuà  ―  Sichuanese dialect
    越南 / 越南  ―  yuènánhuà  ―  Vietnamese language
  4. (Cantonese, Hakka) to say; to claim; to refer to; to indicate; to talk about
    唔係醜樣只係核突 [Cantonese, trad.]
    唔系丑样只系核突 [Cantonese, simp.]
    From: George Lam, Ah Lam 日記
    Ngo5 m4 hai6 waa6 nei5 cau2 joeng6-2, zi2 hai6 nei5 wat6 dat6. [Jyutping]
    I'm not saying that you're ugly, only that you're disgusting.
  5. (Cantonese, Hakka) to tell someone that
    使乜 [Cantonese, trad.]
    使乜 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Sai2 mat1 waa6 bei2 keoi5 teng1 ne1. [Jyutping]
    What do you need to tell him for.
  6. (Cantonese, Hakka) to tell someone off
    繼續落去 [Cantonese, trad.]
    继续落去 [Cantonese, simp.]
    M4 waa6 keoi5 ne1, keoi5 zau6 wui5 gai3 zuk6 zou6 lok6 heoi3. [Jyutping]
    If you don't tell him off, he will continue to do it.
  7. (Cantonese) to think; to feel; to consider; to say
    點算 / 点算 [Cantonese]  ―  Nei5 waa6 dim2 syun3 hou2? [Jyutping]  ―  What do you say we should do?
  8. (Cantonese) Sentence-final particle used to ask someone to repeat previous information.
    頭先 [Cantonese, trad.]
    头先 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Tau4 sin1 nei5 giu3 ngo5 zou6 me1 gaa3 waa6-2? [Jyutping]
    What did you want me to do just now?

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“to say, to speak”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Tianjin
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Zhuolan (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai
Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng

See also[edit]

  • (zhǐ)
  • (to tell someone off): (naau6, “to scold”)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
はなし
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (especially in rakugo) ,

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はなし, rōmaji hanashi)

  1. talking; speaking; speech; conversation
     (なん) (はなし)をしてるの?
    Nan no hanashi o shiteru no?
    What are you guys talking about?
  2. story; tale; narrative
    「ざしき童子 (ぼっこ)のはなし」
    “Zashiki Bokko no Hanashi”
    The Story of the Zashiki-bokko
  3. a topic; a subject; that which is spoken about
  4. rumors; rumours
  5. negotiation; consultation; discussion
  6. lecture; speech

Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , rōmaji -wa)

  1. Counter for stories.
  2. Counter for episodes of TV shows.
     (だい) (いち) ()daiichiwaepisode 1

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hwa)

  • Eumhun:
    • Sound (hangeul): (McCune-Reischauer: hwa, Yale: hwa)
    • Name (hangeul): 말할
  1. to speak

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thoại)

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