Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
dialogue / CL: 個|个
joke / jest / CL: 個|个 / to laugh at / to mock
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
children's fairy tales
common saying / proverb
casual conversation / chat / gossip / to talk about (whatever comes to mind)
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
telephone / CL: / phone call / CL: / phone number
if (coming after a conditional clause)
to talk (with sb) / to have a conversation / talk / conversation / CL:
to make a telephone call
whisperings / private words / confidences / sweet nothings
  *話* | 話* | *話
dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
in a word / in short
a speech / to speak / to talk / to address / CL: 個|个
mobile phone (Tw)
to phone sb up
(language learning) conversation / dialog / to converse (in a non-native language) / (computing) session / CL: 個|个,
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
to do what one is told / obedient
friendly advice / words spoken on sb's behalf / a good word / kind words / words that sound fine but are not followed up with actions
profanity / obscene language / speaking rudely
questioning (a suspect) / interrogation
to give orders / to spread news or rumors / to leak certain information intentionally
unpleasant talk / malicious words
to pass on a story / to communicate a message
a lie / untrue statement / misstatement
to watch with amusement as sb makes a fool of himself
to talk / to get into conversation with / to send word
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
spoken language / vernacular
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
to reply
unreasonable / shocking / outrageous
angry words / sth said in the moment of anger
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
(Tw) (slang) remark that sounds like it makes sense but is actually nonsense
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
harsh words
Hakka dialect
the content of a conversation / words / remarks
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
shit / nonsense
to make a fool of oneself
one's words carry an implicit meaning
talking in one's sleep / words spoken during sleep / fig. speech bearing no relation to reality / delusions
to sneer / to make cynical remarks / sarcastic talk
(spoken) Chinese language
(old) to make a phone call
mobile telephone
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
lit. family members speak frankly with one another, not courteously, as if they were from two different families (idiom) / fig. people don't need to be deferential when they ask a family member for help / people from the same family should stick together (and good friends likewise)
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
words of politeness / politesse / decorous talking / talk with propriety
argot / bandits' secret jargon / malicious words
mobile telephone
terms of endearment / words of love
to admonish subordinates
nonsense / ridiculous talk / hogwash
to lie through one's teeth (idiom) / to talk drivel
conventional greeting / polite formula
to chat / to gossip
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
one's words carry an implicit meaning
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
colloquial speech
bilateral talks
radio telephony / wireless telephone
vulgar language (esp. scatological insults) / uncultured speech
to lie through one's teeth (idiom) / to talk drivel
jargon / language of the trade
vernacular / slang / dialect / patois
objection / differing opinion
sneering / sarcasm / cynical remarks
crazy talk / ravings / nonsense
native language / native dialect
foolish talk / nonsense
form of writing novels that comprise lots of poetry in the body of the text, popular in the Ming Dynasty
demoralizing talk
ugly talk / vulgarity / obscenity
irony / ironic remark
public phone / CL:
obscenities / lewd talk
witticism / wisecrack / sarcastic remark / double entendre
Southern Min, a Sinitic language spoken in southern Fujian and surrounding areas
storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary
(coll.) not at all (humble expression denying compliment) / don't mention it
not to mince words / not to beat about the bush
Suzhou dialect, one of the main Wu dialects 吳語|吴语
to make empty promises
to gossip / to make unfavorable comments
storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary

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