Meaning of 话

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(Trad.: 話)
Pinyin: huà
English Definition: dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what sb said; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A spoken 讠 tongue 舌; 舌 also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • words, speech; to speak, to say
    • tongue; bell clapper
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Example Words:
俗话说 [ huà shuō ]: as the proverb says; as they say...
童话故事 [ tóng huà shì ]: fairy tale
说话算数 [ shuō huà suàn shù ]: to keep one's promise; to mean what one says
说话要算数 [ shuō huà yào suàn shù ]: promises must be kept
讲闲话 [ jiǎng xián huà ]: to gossip; to make unfavorable comments
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