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to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
HSK 2
dialogue / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
HSK 4
legend / fairy tale / myth / mythology
HSK 5
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
HSK 5
truth
HSK 5
children's fairy tales
HSK 6
common saying / proverb
HSK 6
casual conversation / chat / gossip / to talk about (whatever comes to mind)
HSK 6
telephone / CL: / phone call / CL: / phone number
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dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
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  *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
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
to make a telephone call
landline telephone / fixed-line telephone
(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
mobile telephone
to do what one is told / obedient
terms of endearment / words of love
to phone sb up
objection / differing opinion
Cantonese language
spoken language / vernacular
long-distance call
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
(to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
polite phrase / conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
cheesy pick-up lines
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
native language / native dialect
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
colloquial speech
something to be taken up later in speech or writing
conventional greeting / polite formula
to make a fool of oneself
(spoken) Chinese language
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
to discuss together
international call
story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
jargon / language of the trade
proper
questioning (a suspect) / interrogation
to sneer / to make cynical remarks / sarcastic talk
to reply / to answer
lie
Shanghainese / Shanghai dialect
Beijing dialect
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
unreasonable / shocking / outrageous
automatic telephone exchange
witticism / wisecrack / sarcastic remark / double entendre
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
talking in one's sleep / words spoken during sleep / fig. speech bearing no relation to reality / delusions
"officialese" / bureaucratic language / Mandarin
Hakka dialect
to reply
sneering / sarcasm / cynical remarks
argot / bandits' secret jargon / malicious words
shit / nonsense
storytelling dramatic art dating back to Song and Yuan periods, single narrator without music, often historical topics with commentary
to have hidden meaning / implication / more than just the apparent meaning / something hinted
to interrupt (sb speaking) / interruption / digression
demoralizing talk
to fail to keep to one's word / to break a promise
radio telephony / wireless telephone
overtones in conversation / things indirectly implied from what is said
to talk / to get into conversation with / to send word
to pass on a story / to communicate a message
to admonish subordinates
unreasonable / shocking / outrageous / also written 不像話|不像话
straight talk / straightforward words
to watch with amusement as sb makes a fool of himself
Taiwanese Chinese (language)
ridiculous talk / preposterous remark
nonsense / ridiculous talk / hogwash
(old) to make a phone call
vulgar language (esp. scatological insults) / uncultured speech
not to mince words / not to beat about the bush
Jinpingmei or the Golden Lotus (1617), Ming dynasty vernacular novel, formerly notorious and banned for its sexual content
Southern Min, a Sinitic language spoken in southern Fujian and surrounding areas

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