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

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