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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
subject (of a talk or conversation) / topic
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
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
  *话* | 话* | *话
dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
  *话* | 话* | *话
old variant of 話|话
(telephone) conference call
telephone card
if (coming after a conditional clause)
dialog box (computing)
a speech / to speak / to talk / to address / CL: 個|个
joke / jest / CL: 個|个 / to laugh at / to mock
whisperings / private words / confidences / sweet nothings
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
in a word / in short
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
to make a telephone call
as the proverb says / as they say...
landline telephone / fixed-line telephone
call charge
fairy tale
(language learning) conversation / dialog / to converse (in a non-native language) / (computing) session / CL: 個|个,
to talk (with sb) / to have a conversation / talk / conversation / CL:
profanity / obscene language / speaking rudely
words / speech / utterance / discourse
mobile telephone
Song and Yuan literary form based on vernacular folk stories
mythological story / myth
to do what one is told / obedient
terms of endearment / words of love
telephone service
stage play / modern drama / CL: 臺|台,
one's speaking voice / tone / implication
to phone sb up
objection / differing opinion
Cantonese language
spoken language / vernacular
long-distance call
telephone set
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
in other words
to have nothing to say (idiom)
obscenities / lewd talk
friendly advice / words spoken on sb's behalf / a good word / kind words / words that sound fine but are not followed up with actions
to give orders / to spread news or rumors / to leak certain information intentionally
a lie / untrue statement / misstatement
corny joke
ability to have one's say and be listened to / influence / clout
telephone signal
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
writings in the vernacular
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
cheesy pick-up lines
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
Putonghua Proficiency Test, an official test of spoken fluency in Standard Chinese for native speakers of Chinese languages, developed in the PRC in 1994
native language / native dialect
The Moment of Truth (TV show) / Truth or Dare (game)
unpleasant talk / malicious words
(of sb's words) to count / can be trusted
form of writing novels that comprise lots of poetry in the body of the text, popular in the Ming Dynasty
words of politeness / politesse / decorous talking / talk with propriety
public phone / CL:
the content of a conversation / words / remarks
to speak one's mind
colloquial speech
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
conventional greeting / polite formula
tea party
telephone line / telephone wire
to make a fool of oneself
to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch
(spoken) Chinese language
telephone directory
returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
(telephone) ring / ringing
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
phonograph or radio (old term) / chatterbox / talkative person
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
to discuss together
to make a long story short (idiom)
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
tone of voice / topic / subject under discussion
international call
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
jargon / language of the trade
phone operator
to keep one's promise / to mean what one says

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