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How to say Speak In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
話すはなす
Pronunciation: hanasu
How to Say It Outloud: ha-na-su
Usage: To talk or speak
Example Sentence Japanese:私は日本語を話す。
Example Sentence English:I speak Japanese.
KanjiHiragana
しゃべるしゃべる
Pronunciation: shaberu
How to Say It Outloud: sha-be-ru
Usage: To chat or talk informally
Example Sentence Japanese:彼とよくしゃべる。
Example Sentence English:I often chat with him.
KanjiHiragana
語るかたる
Pronunciation: kataru
How to Say It Outloud: ka-ta-ru
Usage: To narrate or recite
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は自分の経験を語った。
Example Sentence English:He narrated his experiences.

Dictionary

褒めるほめるCommon wordjlpt-n4jlpt-n3
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to praise; to commend; to compliment; to speak well of; to speak highly of
話すはなすCommon wordjlpt-n5
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to talk; to speak; to converse; to chat
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to tell; to explain; to narrate; to mention; to describe; to discuss
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to speak (a language)
言い出すいいだすCommon wordjlpt-n2
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to begin to say; to start talking; to broach (a matter); to bring up; to come out with
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to be the first to say; to suggest (doing); to propose
仰っしゃるおっしゃるCommon wordjlpt-n4jlpt-n1
Godan verb - -aru special class
Transitive verb
  • to say; to speak; to tell; to talk
言わばいわばCommon wordjlpt-n3
Adverb (fukushi)
  • so to speak; so to call it; as it were
貶すけなすCommon wordjlpt-n1
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to speak ill of; to disparage
語るかたるCommon wordjlpt-n3
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to talk about; to speak of; to tell; to narrate
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to recite; to chant
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to indicate; to show
使うつかうCommon wordjlpt-n5
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to use (a tool, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
  • to use (language); to speak
例えるたとえるCommon wordjlpt-n2
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to compare (something) to; to liken; to speak figuratively; to use a simile; to use a metaphor
抜かすぬかすCommon wordjlpt-n1
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to omit; to leave out; to skip
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to overtake; to pass
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Transitive verb
  • to say; to speak
所謂いわゆるCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n1
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi)
  • what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak
紡ぐつむぐ
Godan verb with 'gu' ending
Transitive verb
  • to spin; to make yarn
Godan verb with 'gu' ending
Transitive verb
  • to spin (a tale); to assemble (e.g. words); to put together
罵るののしるCommon wordjlpt-n1
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to abuse (verbally); to curse at; to shout abuse at; to speak ill of
代弁だいべんCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • speaking by proxy; speaking for (someone else); acting as spokesman (for); representing (the views, feelings, etc. of)
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • payment by proxy; compensation by proxy; paying on behalf (of)
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • acting for (someone else); carrying out (on someone's behalf)
スピークスピーク
Noun
Suru verb
  • speak; speaking
口を利くくちをきく
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
  • to speak; to talk
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
  • to mediate; to act as a go-between; to put in a good word (for someone)
物を言うものをいう
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'u' ending
  • to speak (of something)
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'u' ending
  • to be effective; to be powerful; to be helpful; to be important; to matter; to mean everything
打ち明けるうちあけるCommon word
Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
  • to confide; to reveal; to disclose; to lay bare; to speak frankly; to open (one's heart)
腹を割って話すはらをわってはなす
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Godan verb with 'su' ending
  • to speak frankly; to speak unreservedly; to open up to each other; to talk candidly; to speak by laying everything on the table; to talk straight from the gut; to have a heart-to-heart talk
口走るくちばしる
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
  • to blurt out; to let slip; to say inadvertently; to come out with (e.g. nonsense)

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