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話す, 咄す, はなす
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat
2. to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss
3. to speak (a language)
事情を話す, じじょうをはなす
Expression, Godan verb
to explain the situation
ほそぼそ話す, ほそぼそはなす
Godan verb
to speak slowly and quietly
腹を割って話す, はらをわってはなす
Expression, Godan verb
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
心を割って話す, こころをわってはなす
Expression, Godan verb, See 腹を割って話す・はらをわってはなす
to have a heart to heart talk, to speak frankly
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