#26 What does 話 mean?

2018. 11.15

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I always make very natural sentences,
so they are sometimes difficult to

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1. Copy the sentences on paper

2. Read aloud the sentence while
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3. Read the explanations.

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So, today's kanji is 話

Reads: hanashi
Means: a story

How to write 話↓


1. I have an interesting story.
/omosiroi hanashi ga aru yo/

👉おもしろい(omosiroi) means


This is an adjective. And if you

omit "い", it'll be an exclamatory.

For example,

...How cold it is!!

...How interesting!!!

...How heat!!

👉 ある

If you check your dictionary,

it'll say "to have" means "もつ" (motsu).

But actually, "have" has so wide meaning

that I was surprised when I studied it

long time ago.

For example,

◎I have a dog
/inu o ka-tte iru/

→犬(いぬ, inu) means a dog.

→飼っている(かっている, ka-tte iru)
is a progressive form of 飼う(かう, ka-u),
which means "to have a pet"

We usually use a progressive form samely
as a present from in English.

I'll explain this later.

◎I have enough time.
/juu-bun na jikan ga aru/

→十分(じゅう-ぶん, juu-bun) meams

→時間(じ-かん, ji-kan) means "time".

→ある(aru) means "to have something
you can't see"

So, the first sentence:

This ある means "to have something
you can't see" because "an interesting
story can't be seen"

↓ about a progressive form↓

This is a little confusing, so you don't
have to hurry to remember this.

◎I have a dog

This means 犬を飼っている.

And 飼っている is a progressive form
of 飼う.

We usually use the form as a present

But you usually use the progressive
form too, don't you?

Do you usually say " he sleeps" ?

I think "he's sleeping" is more natural.

So this is not a unique rule to

But when we use the present form,
we mean about the future.

There's the same rule in English

◎ The train leaves in two minutes.

This sentence is difficult.

But I'd like you to see that

shuppatsu-suru) is a present form.

As you can see, in Japanese, the
present form can be used about
the future, too.



This means "I'm going to have a
dog" because 飼う is a present from.

So that's all today.

Thank you so much for reading!!

I hope this helps you a lot.

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without any hesitations!

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See you next time~~

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