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  *说* | 说* | *说
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)
  *说* | 说* | *说
variant of 說|说
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...
it is said that / reportedly
can't say for sure / maybe
to talk nonsense / drivel
theory / doctrine
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
to explain / to comment
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
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:
in other words / that is
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
an expression of opinion / according to some
to say sth
generally speaking
to talk about / to mention / (preposition) as for
as for / when it comes to
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
romance novel / romantic fiction
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
if / if one were to say
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
for example
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
though / although
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
short story
as the proverb says / as they say...
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
speech / to deliver a speech
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
to tell the truth / honestly / in fact
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
to lie / to tell an untruth
to speak frankly
in other words
School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家 during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
explicit explanation / to specify
pornographic novel / dirty book
Why is that? / How come?
science fiction novel
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
information meeting
to talk rubbish
unable to say
as far as I'm concerned
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
listening, speaking, reading and writing (language skills)
that goes without saying
needless to say / it goes without saying
unable to say / can't say precisely
to have nothing to say (idiom)
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
to narrate
to hear what was said
it does not make sense
to say definitely / to commit (to a proposition)
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
popular tradition / folk legend
hard to tell (i.e. hard to judge or hard to predict) / cannot bring oneself to say it
strictly speaking
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
to tell in detail
a martial arts (wuxia) novel
talking and laughing / to jest / cheerful and lively
not to mention / leaving aside
for example / for instance
to not need dwell on (idiom)
nothing serious / just hot air
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
in the final analysis / in the end
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
to talk from one's personal experience / to use oneself as an example

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