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話 means 'talk'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 54   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 6   Begins 54 words   Used in 420 words   Used in 86 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ワ
Kun
   はな to talk   はなし talking
⿰   say; word   tongue  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 話 is used 23 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 話 is used 415 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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ワ : 300 words FIND ALL
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1. telephone call; phone call
2. telephone (device); phone  (see also: 電話機; abbreviation)
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はなし : 40 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 話し
noun
1. talk; speech; chat; story; conversation
2. discussions; negotiation; argument
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はなし (read as ばなし) : 52 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. old tale; folk tale; legend
2. reminiscence
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はな : 22 words FIND ALL
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to talk; to speak; to converse; to chat
2. to tell; to explain; to narrate; to mention; to describe; to discuss
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はな (read as ばな) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
real talk; serious conversation  (slang)
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An additional 6 less common words include 話 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 240 (originally: 221)  Joy o' Kanji : 221  Key to Kanji: 1098 

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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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ゼツ   した tongue   
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セン   1000; thousand   ち 1000   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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