Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China


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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *说* | 说* | *说
variant of 說|说
HSK 1
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
HSK 2
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
novel / fiction / CL: ,
HSK 4
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
HSK 5
it is said that / reportedly
HSK 5
can't say for sure / maybe
HSK 5
to talk nonsense / drivel
HSK 5
theory / doctrine
HSK 6
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
in other words / that is
to explain / to comment
to say sth
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
to say nothing of / not to mention / let alone
generally speaking
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
as for / when it comes to
romance novel / romantic fiction
an expression of opinion / according to some
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
though / although
short story
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
needless to say / it goes without saying
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
as the proverb says / as they say...
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
in other words
to lie / to tell an untruth
prospectus
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
in the final analysis / in the end
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
to talk drivel / to make irresponsible remarks
to tell in detail
speech / to deliver a speech
Why is that? / How come?
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
pornographic novel / dirty book
hard to tell (i.e. hard to judge or hard to predict) / cannot bring oneself to say it
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
information meeting
to talk rubbish
for example / for instance
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
explicit explanation / to specify
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
to reason / to argue logically
to speak of / to refer to
unable to say / can't say precisely
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
cannot be justified / inexcusable
to have nothing to say (idiom)
to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
excuse / pretext / entreaties / arguments
talking and laughing / to jest / cheerful and lively
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
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
to speak plainly; to speak one’s mind; to say directly
strictly speaking
not to mention / leaving aside
hypothesis
speechless
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
popular tradition / folk legend
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
to preach
to be unmentionable / be unspeakable / must / cannot but
to talk from one's personal experience / to use oneself as an example
opinions differ (idiom)
nothing serious / just hot air
flash fiction
it does not make sense
acceptable / passable / justifiable / (of a course of action) to make sense
novella
in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
to narrate
a commentary
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word

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