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to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
dialogue / CL: 個|个
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
joke / jest / CL: 個|个 / to laugh at / to mock
subject (of a talk or conversation) / topic
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
children's fairy tales
microphone / (telephone) receiver / handset
common saying / proverb
casual conversation / chat / gossip / to talk about (whatever comes to mind)
telephone / CL: / phone call / CL: / phone number
if (coming after a conditional clause)
  *話* | 話* | *話
dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
mobile phone (Tw)
to make a telephone call
(language learning) conversation / dialog / to converse (in a non-native language) / (computing) session / CL: 個|个,
telephone card
words / speech / utterance / discourse
profanity / obscene language / speaking rudely
in a word / in short
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
to do what one is told / obedient
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
as the proverb says / as they say...
telephone directory
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
to phone sb up
in other words
Cantonese language
whisperings / private words / confidences / sweet nothings
a speech / to speak / to talk / to address / CL: 個|个
topic under discussion / thread of discussion
to speak one's mind
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
to interrupt (sb speaking) / interruption / digression
one's speaking voice / tone / implication
to reply
dialog box (computing)
long-distance call
telephone service
calling card (telephone)
to talk (with sb) / to have a conversation / talk / conversation / CL:
to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch
to talk / to get into conversation with / to send word
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
telephone line / telephone wire
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
angry words / sth said in the moment of anger
ability to have one's say and be listened to / influence / clout
unpleasant talk / malicious words
to pass on a story / to communicate a message
to be on the verge of saying what is on one's mind
a lie / untrue statement / misstatement
The Moment of Truth (TV show) / Truth or Dare (game)
to watch with amusement as sb makes a fool of himself
(Tw) (slang) remark that sounds like it makes sense but is actually nonsense
to give orders / to spread news or rumors / to leak certain information intentionally
telephone booth
spoken language / vernacular
Taiwanese Chinese (language)
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
colloquial speech
objection / differing opinion
spit it out!
to make a long story short (idiom)
to make sense
talking in one's sleep / words spoken during sleep / fig. speech bearing no relation to reality / delusions
overtones in conversation / things indirectly implied from what is said
returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
international call
to sneer / to make cynical remarks / sarcastic talk
to discuss together
to make a fool of oneself
irony / ironic remark
fairy tale
telephone network
friendly advice / words spoken on sb's behalf / a good word / kind words / words that sound fine but are not followed up with actions
Hakka dialect
harsh words
(spoken) Chinese language
"Phone Gate", corruption scandal unearthed through telephone records
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
(of sb's words) to count / can be trusted
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
writings in the vernacular
stage play / modern drama / CL: 臺|台,
call charge
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
(telephone) conference call
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
terms of endearment / words of love
Shanghainese / Shanghai dialect
questioning (a suspect) / interrogation

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