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HSK
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
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  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
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  *说* | 说* | *说
to speak / to say / to explain / to scold / to tell off / a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心說|日心说 heliocentric theory)
HSK 1
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  *说* | 说* | *说
variant of 說|说
HSK 1
novel / fiction / CL: ,
HSK 4
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
HSK 5
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
in other words / that is
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
HSK 2
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
to say sth
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
to talk about / to mention / (preposition) as for
to explain / to comment
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
it is said that / reportedly
HSK 5
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
as for / when it comes to
generally speaking
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
romantic fiction
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
an expression of opinion / according to some
can't say for sure / maybe
HSK 5
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
in other words
unable to say
to lie / to tell an untruth
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
theory / doctrine
HSK 6
though / although
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
science fiction novel
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
as the proverb says / as they say...
to speak frankly
a martial arts (wuxia) novel
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
short story
speech / to deliver a speech
novel
for example / for instance
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
pornographic novel / dirty book
as far as I'm concerned
a commentary
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家 during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
novelist
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
convincing
generally speaking / in general
in the final analysis / in the end
prospectus
Why is that? / How come?
to tell in detail
persuasiveness
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
for example
it is reasonable to say that...
to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
information meeting
unable to say / can't say precisely
hypothesis
A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations, remarks etc of historic personalities, compiled and edited by Liu Yiqing 劉義慶|刘义庆
popular tradition / folk legend
to talk rubbish
to preach
to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
to put it simply / simply put
to lobby / to campaign / to promote (an idea, a product) / (old) to visit various rulers and promote one's political ideas (in the Warring States period)
to comment / to evaluate
explicit explanation / to specify
to speak of / to refer to
to talk nonsense / drivel
HSK 5
to talk drivel / to make irresponsible remarks
to say / to speak / to talk
nothing serious / just hot air
opinions differ (idiom)
commentator
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
to have nothing to say (idiom)
not to mention / leaving aside
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
strictly speaking
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning

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