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telephone / CL: / phone call / CL: / phone number
  *話* | 話* | *話
dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
if (coming after a conditional clause)
dialogue / CL: 個|个
subject (of a talk or conversation) / topic
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
children's fairy tales
to make a telephone call
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
in a word / in short
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
mobile phone (Tw)
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
joke / jest / CL: 個|个 / to laugh at / to mock
conversation / CL: 個|个,
Cantonese language
a speech / to speak / to talk / to address / CL: 個|个
whisperings / private words / confidences / sweet nothings
profanity / obscene language / speaking rudely
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
to speak one's mind
telephone service
to talk (with sb) / to have a conversation / talk / conversation / CL:
words / speech / utterance / discourse
in other words
to give orders / to spread news or rumors / to leak certain information intentionally
telephone line / telephone wire
spoken language / vernacular
telephone directory
dialog box (computing)
to phone sb up
telephone card
colloquial speech
to do what one is told / obedient
Taiwanese Chinese (language)
international call
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
fairy tale
long-distance call
landline telephone / fixed-line telephone
to make sense
microphone / (telephone) receiver / handset
spit it out!
common saying / proverb
calling card (telephone)
objection / differing opinion
stage play / modern drama / CL: 臺|台,
as the proverb says / as they say...
Hakka dialect
writings in the vernacular
casual conversation / chat / gossip / to talk about (whatever comes to mind)
plum candy / preserved plum
call charge
terms of endearment / words of love
one's speaking voice / tone / implication
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
friendly advice / words spoken on sb's behalf / a good word / kind words / words that sound fine but are not followed up with actions
Shanghainese / Shanghai dialect
unpleasant talk / malicious words
harsh words
telephone booth
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
(telephone) conference call
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
Beijing dialect
returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
radio telephony / wireless telephone
(of sb's words) to count / can be trusted
to watch with amusement as sb makes a fool of himself
made to look a fool / a laughingstock
unreasonable / shocking / outrageous
to reply
to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
mythological story / myth
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
telephone set
The Moment of Truth (TV show) / Truth or Dare (game)
joke intended to be so corny it makes one groan
mobile telephone
to have nothing to say (idiom)
questioning (a suspect) / interrogation
telephone network
ability to have one's say and be listened to / influence / clout
notes on poetry, an essay genre consisting of informal commentary on poems and poets and their lives (old) / a genre of narrative literature interspersing prose with poetry, popular in the Tang and Song dynasties
to pass on a story / to communicate a message
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
Southern Min, a Sinitic language spoken in southern Fujian and surrounding areas
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
telephone line
to lie through one's teeth (idiom) / to talk drivel
a lie / untrue statement / misstatement

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