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HSK
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
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to persuade
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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)
HSK 1
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
novel / fiction / CL: ,
HSK 4
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
HSK 5
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
HSK 2
romantic fiction
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
to explain / to comment
in other words / that is
information meeting
it is said that / reportedly
HSK 5
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
as for / when it comes to
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
to speak one's mind
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to say sth
generally speaking
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
an expression of opinion / according to some
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
as the proverb says / as they say...
speech / to deliver a speech
can't say for sure / maybe
HSK 5
on the other hand
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
to lie / to tell an untruth
generally speaking / in general
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
in other words
as far as I'm concerned
to tell in detail
science fiction novel
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
though / although
Why is that? / How come?
novel
pornographic novel / dirty book
a martial arts (wuxia) novel
unable to say
theory / doctrine
HSK 6
for example
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)
novelist
persuasiveness
non-fiction
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
it does not make sense
to speak for sb / to intercede for sb / to lobby illegally
convincing
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)
memorandum / note (i.e. written statement)
for example / for instance
short story
commentator
popular tradition / folk legend
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 recount / to narrate / to give an account of
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
dramatic form consisting of historical narration / history as jocular narrative / to stretch history for a joking story / amusing story with strained interpretations of history / to make an unreasonable comparison in jest
explicit explanation / to specify
to murmur endearments (idiom) / to get into a romantic relationship
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
to put it simply / simply put
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations, remarks etc of historic personalities, compiled and edited by Liu Yiqing 劉義慶|刘义庆
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
speechless
to narrate
to talk from one's personal experience / to use oneself as an example
strictly speaking
unable to say / can't say precisely
opinions differ (idiom)
hypothesis
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
flash fiction
nothing to pick on / really good / nothing to discuss / settled matter / no problem
to talk rubbish
in the final analysis / in the end
to speak frankly
nothing serious / just hot air
returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
to have nothing to say (idiom)
theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)

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