I am Koichi of Tofugu.
Tofugu gives frank advice to young Japanese people!
It goes without saying that my boss underwent gender affirmation surgery. Now she’s very happy.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means Say / Say Humbly. This is just the verb form, to say humbly. Please note that this is a very polite and humble way to say "to say" so it's used in especially polite situations. Because of this, it's probably going to be the ます form, which is 申します. You can also call this "to say" as well, just remember that it's humble and polite!
The reading for this kanji is the kun'yomi reading, but that's the reading you learned with the kanji. High Fives.