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to speak / to say / to explain / to scold / to tell off / a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心說|日心说 heliocentric theory)
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
novel / fiction / CL: ,
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
to talk nonsense / drivel
it is said that / reportedly
can't say for sure / maybe
theory / doctrine
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to persuade
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
science fiction novel
to explain / to comment
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
to talk about / to mention / (preposition) as for
information meeting
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
to say sth
if / if one were to say
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
as for / when it comes to
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
as the proverb says / as they say...
romantic fiction
in other words / that is
in other words
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
to lie / to tell an untruth
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
for example
to speak for sb / to intercede for sb / to lobby illegally
to lobby / to campaign / to promote (an idea, a product) / (old) to visit various rulers and promote one's political ideas (in the Warring States period)
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
to talk rubbish
excuse / pretext / entreaties / arguments
talking and laughing / to jest / cheerful and lively
to speak one's mind
for example / for instance
in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
to persuade
to preach
nothing serious / just hot air
to reason / to argue logically
speech / to deliver a speech
generally speaking
to speak frankly
to murmur endearments (idiom) / to get into a romantic relationship
popular tradition / folk legend
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
nothing to pick on / really good / nothing to discuss / settled matter / no problem
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
to boast
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
(old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]
a martial arts (wuxia) novel
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
for example
pornographic novel / dirty book
to act as a matchmaker
to intercede / to plead for sb else
an expression of opinion / according to some
really good / excellent
inaugural speech
though / although
sth pertinent to say
opinions differ (idiom)
to be unmentionable / be unspeakable / must / cannot but
generally speaking / in general
to blurt out / to let slip
as far as I'm concerned
for example
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
harmful teachings / evil doctrine
unable to say
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise
short story
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
explicit explanation / to specify
can talk really well (idiom); the gift of the gab
simple introduction / primer
to tell in detail
spit it out!

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