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language / CL: 門|门, 種|种
HSK 4
to leave a message / to leave one's comments / message
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  *言* | 言* | *言
words / speech / to say / to talk
to make a speech / statement / utterance / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
with regard to (preceding phrase)
to be a spokesperson / to be an ambassador (for a brand) / to endorse
Classical Chinese
declaration / manifesto
to predict / prophecy
HSK 6
spokesperson
polyglot / many language
words / speech / (spoken) language
to speak / to tell
the first Chinese dialect dictionary, edited by Yang Xiong 揚雄|扬雄 in 1st century, containing over 9000 characters
topolect / dialect
HSK 6
Classical Chinese writing
expression of opinion / views / remarks / arguments
HSK 6
fable / CL: 則|则
HSK 6
assembly language
saying / famous remark
to pledge / to promise / oath / vow
lie
rumor
HSK 6
spokesperson
rumor / gossip / to spread rumors
natural language processing, NLP
romantic fiction
linguistics
to make a suggestion / to state (one's views, ideas etc) / suggestion / advice / idea
spokesman
preface / forward / introduction
promise
to say candidly / to acknowledge frankly
generally speaking
it goes without saying / it is self-evident
HSK 6
foreword / introduction
to remain silent / to have nothing to say
multilingual
words and actions / what one says and what one does
rumor / hearsay
natural language
testimony
preface / introductory remarks / preamble / prelude
HSK 6
guestbook
in other words
to speak forthrightly / to talk bluntly
maxim
high-level language
in short / in a word / in brief
HSK 6
(idiom) sweet words / sweet talk / cajolery
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop
it may be said
verbal ability
freedom of speech
hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
introduction / preamble
Mo Yan (1955-), Chinese novelist, winner of 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature
to speak of / to refer to
words / expression / what one says
admonition / exhortation / dictum / the biblical Book of Proverbs
prophet
true statement / incantation (translates Sanskrit: dharani 陀羅尼|陀罗尼)
can be compared to / is the same as
to teach by words and example (idiom)
habitually silent (idiom) / reticent / uncommunicative
to suffer unspeakable misery / indescribably painful / hellish
too wonderful for words
dumbstruck and unable to reply (idiom); left speechless / at a loss for words
to assert / assertion
to talk to oneself / to think aloud / to soliloquize
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech
to have heard what was said
to want to say sth but then hesitate
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)
to put about (a story, plan, threat etc) / to let it be known (esp. of threat or malicious story) / to threaten
babbling nonsense (idiom); crazy and unfounded ravings / double Dutch
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly
lit. to eat one's words / to break a promise / to go back on one's word / to renege / unsworn testimony
words of the deceased / last words of the dying / wisdom of past sages
rumors and slanders (idiom); gossip / lies and slanders
concise and comprehensive (idiom)
cross-language / polyglot
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content
variant of 言辭|言辞
visitor's book / CL:
official language
hypertext markup language / HTML
the right of speech
graceful words, flowery speech (idiom); elegant but insincere words / cheating wheedling / dishonest rhetoric
language training
complaint
to speak bluntly (idiom) / not to mince words
joking matter / to go back on one's words
Manifesto of the Communist Party / "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei" by Marx and Engels (1848)
extensible markup language (XML)
taciturn / reticent
every word and action (idiom)
white lie
children's words carry no harm (idiom)
to describe / to put into words

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