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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
in other words / that is
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
to say sth
to explain / to comment
it is said that / reportedly
HSK 5
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
as for / when it comes to
generally speaking
romantic fiction
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
an expression of opinion / according to some
in other words
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
theory / doctrine
HSK 6
though / although
science fiction novel
as the proverb says / as they say...
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
pornographic novel / dirty book
as far as I'm concerned
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
to tell in detail
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
for example
it is reasonable to say that...
to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
hypothesis
popular tradition / folk legend
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
to speak of / to refer to
to talk nonsense / drivel
HSK 5
to talk drivel / to make irresponsible remarks
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
to have nothing to say (idiom)
not to mention / leaving aside
strictly speaking
fiction
dramatic form consisting of historical narration / history as jocular narrative / to stretch history for a joking story / amusing story with strained interpretations of history / to make an unreasonable comparison in jest
novella
really good / excellent
sth pertinent to say
in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
supernatural novel / novel of ghosts and goblins
flash fiction
to chatter endlessly
gossip / hearsay / rumor
various ideas / diverse opinions
to state / to assert
flash fiction
to make a long story short (idiom)
to make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
to allow no explanation
on the other hand
simple introduction / primer
to narrate
harmful teachings / evil doctrine
inaugural speech
popular fiction / light literature
phlogiston theory
accepted theory or formulation
to not need dwell on (idiom)
looking at the big picture / all in all / all things considered
Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙, collection of late Ming baihua 白話|白话 tales published in 1620
novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)
thus
scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
non-fiction
heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
to explain (the difference)
to hear what was said
to plead / to claim as an excuse
to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
geocentric theory
to insist / to allege / to assert
normally / ordinarily speaking

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