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language / CL: 門|门, 種|种
to make a speech / statement / utterance / CL: 個|个
topolect / dialect
fable / CL: 則|则
to predict / prophecy
preface / introductory remarks / preamble / prelude
it goes without saying / it is self-evident
in short / in a word / in brief
expression of opinion / views / remarks / arguments
to leave a message / to leave one's comments / message
declaration / manifesto
(of a movie, novel etc) romantic / sentimental
(typically preceded by …[jiu4 xx5] or …|…[dui4 xx5] etc) as far as ... is concerned; speaking in terms of ...
one sentence / brief remark
saying / famous remark
  *言* | 言* | *言
words / speech / to say / to talk
Classical Chinese
the first Chinese dialect dictionary, edited by Yang Xiong 揚雄|扬雄 in 1st century, containing over 9000 characters
to assert / assertion
to be a spokesperson / to be an ambassador (for a brand) / to endorse
to have heard what was said
words / speech / (spoken) language
to speak / to tell
a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom) / sth too embarrassing to mention / an embarrassing illness
foreword / introduction
to pledge / to promise / oath / vow
to say clearly / to argue clearly / to pronounce / pronounced
words and actions / what one says and what one does
to want to say sth but then hesitate
to speak forthrightly / to talk bluntly
to make a suggestion / to state (one's views, ideas etc) / suggestion / advice / idea
natural language
preface / forward / introduction
words / expression / what one says
slip of the tongue / indiscretion / to blurt out a secret
assembly language
rumor / gossip / to spread rumors
rumor / hearsay
to talk to oneself / to think aloud / to soliloquize
to say candidly / to acknowledge frankly
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content
to speak / words
ravings / delirious utterances / kyōgen (a form of traditional Japanese comic theater)
to speak of / to refer to
dumbstruck and unable to reply (idiom); left speechless / at a loss for words
it may be said
in a nutshell / to put it briefly
in other words
every word and action (idiom)
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop
to be left speechless / unable to respond
to not say a word (idiom)
the right of speech
in a way that justifies the use of the term / genuine / proper / in a way that conforms to logic / justifiable / appropriate / perfectly legitimate
to put about (a story, plan, threat etc) / to let it be known (esp. of threat or malicious story) / to threaten
hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
rumors and slanders (idiom); gossip / lies and slanders
lies / wild talk / to tell lies / to talk nonsense / fantasy (literature)
babbling nonsense (idiom); crazy and unfounded ravings / double Dutch
visitor's book / CL:
to teach by words and example (idiom)
words of the deceased / last words of the dying / wisdom of past sages
to describe / to put into words
to speak bluntly (idiom) / not to mince words
lit. to eat one's words / to break a promise / to go back on one's word / to renege / unsworn testimony
taciturn / reticent
too wonderful for words
(idiom) sweet words / sweet talk / cajolery
to boast shamelessly / to talk big
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech
comparatively speaking
concise and comprehensive (idiom)
in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
to drink and chat merrily (idiom)
slander / slanderous report / calumny / false charge
joking matter / to go back on one's words
words of advice on parting
to speak cautiously / to guard one's tongue
(maxim) a mere "thank you" is an insufficient response to a huge favor / (expression of gratitude) words cannot express my appreciation for what you have done
object oriented language
to distinguish oneself through one's writing (one the three imperishables 三不朽) / to expound one's theory
(sign hung in a shop) prices fixed – no bargaining (old) / having things decided by the will of a single individual / autocratic rule / (contrasted with 群言堂)
not hiding anything he knows, not stopping before he has said it through (idiom) / frank / outspoken
true statement / incantation (translates Sanskrit: dharani 陀羅尼|陀罗尼)
frightening words to scare people (idiom); alarmist talk / reds under the beds
one must be a man of his word and resolute in his work (proverb)
tactful / diplomatic / mild and indirect
unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said
to mislead the public with rumors (idiom) / to delude the people with lies
to speak conceited nonsense / to come out with arrogant claptrap
to return to the topic (idiom) / to get back to the main point
to see, hear and obey (idiom); to take advice / to take sb at his word

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