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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
if (coming after a conditional clause)
a speech / to speak / to talk / to address / CL: 個|个
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
dialogue / CL: 個|个
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
in a word / in short
children's fairy tales
to make a telephone call
joke / jest / CL: 個|个 / to laugh at / to mock
to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
mobile telephone
talk / conversation / CL:
conversation / CL: 個|个,
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
terms of endearment / words of love
to do what one is told / obedient
common saying / proverb
joke intended to be so corny it makes one groan
spoken language / vernacular
long-distance call
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
landline telephone / fixed-line telephone
objection / differing opinion
profanity / obscene language / speaking rudely
international call
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
to discuss together
obscenities / lewd talk
whisperings / private words / confidences / sweet nothings
variant of 閒話|闲话 / digression / gossip / complaint / scandal / CL:
digression / gossip / complaint / scandal / CL:
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
Hakka dialect
Shanghainese / Shanghai dialect
a lie / untrue statement / misstatement
friendly advice / words spoken on sb's behalf / a good word / kind words / words that sound fine but are not followed up with actions
talking in one's sleep / words spoken during sleep / fig. speech bearing no relation to reality / delusions
cheesy pick-up lines
questioning (a suspect) / interrogation
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
radio telephony / wireless telephone
to phone sb up
unreasonable / shocking / outrageous
(spoken) Chinese language
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
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
to reply
Cantonese language
the content of a conversation / words / remarks
form of writing novels that comprise lots of poetry in the body of the text, popular in the Ming Dynasty
unpleasant talk / malicious words
to pass on a story / to communicate a message
to interrupt (sb speaking) / interruption / digression
automatic telephone exchange
made to look a fool / a laughingstock
argot / bandits' secret jargon / malicious words
shit / nonsense
to admonish subordinates
Beijing dialect
to talk / to get into conversation with / to send word
public phone / CL:
jargon / language of the trade
vulgar language (esp. scatological insults) / uncultured speech
words of politeness / politesse / decorous talking / talk with propriety
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
to reply / to answer
nonsense / ridiculous talk / hogwash
conventional greeting / polite formula
to give orders / to spread news or rumors / to leak certain information intentionally
witticism / wisecrack / sarcastic remark / double entendre
(old) to make a phone call
vernacular / slang / dialect / patois
Southern Min, a Sinitic language spoken in southern Fujian and surrounding areas
bilateral talks
angry words / sth said in the moment of anger
colloquial speech
irony / ironic remark
Suzhou dialect, one of the main Wu dialects 吳語|吴语
to lie through one's teeth (idiom) / to talk drivel
foolish talk / nonsense
Taiwanese Chinese (language)
storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary
to lie through one's teeth (idiom) / to talk drivel
harsh words
(coll.) not at all (humble expression denying compliment) / don't mention it
collect call
dirty jokes / jokes of a visceral nature
(of sb's words) to count / can be trusted

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