Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 话


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Meaning

spoken words, language, dialect, speech

Pronunciation

huà

Explanation

Left: word 讠/言 (sound waves out of a mouth 口), right: tongue 舌 (Thousands 千 mouths 口 with tongues)

Mnemonic

"Words on the tongue" means: spoken words or language.

Radicals

word(traditionally 言, which shows sound waves out of a mouth)
tongue

Vocabulary

的话 de huà if (coming after a conditional clause)
亵渎的话 xiè dú de huà blasphemy
话匣子 huà xiá zi phonograph or radio (old term); chatterbox; talkative person
电话簿 diàn huà bù telephone directory
国际电报电话咨询委员会 Guó jì Diàn bào Diàn huà Zī xún Wěi yuán huì International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT)
闲话 xián huà digression; gossip; complaint; scandal; igression
笑话 xiào huà joke; jest; to laugh at; to mock
一句话 yī jù huà in a word; in short
谈话 tán huà talk; conversation
电话 diàn huà telephone; phone call; phone number
讲话 jiǎng huà a speech; to speak; to talk; to address

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