talk; speak

    • 話を始める
    • begin to talk
    • 話をやめる
    • stop talking
    • 話を続ける
    • keep (on) talking
    • 話をさえぎる
    • interrupt [break into] a conversation
    • 彼女とはなぜか話が合う
    • For some reason, I find her easy to talk to.
    • どうも彼とは話が合わない
    • He and I just don't hit it off.
    • 話を元に戻しましょう
    • Let's get back to what we were talking about.
    • え,何の話だい
    • What are you talking about?
    • 妙な話なんですが…
    • It may sound strange, but...
    • 話を持ち出す
    • bring up a subject [topic]
    • 話は変わりますが,旅行の日程は決まりましたか
    • Not to change the subject, but have you decided on the itinerary for your trip?
    • 話変わって
    • on the other hand/meanwhile
    • これはここだけの話ですよ
    • This is (just) between 「you and me [us].