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  *说* | 说* | *说
to speak; to talk; to say / to explain; to comment / to scold; to tell off / (bound form) theory; doctrine
  *说* | 说* | *说
variant of 說|说
novel / fiction / CL: ,
legend; folk tale / to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...
to talk nonsense / drivel
it is said that; reportedly
theory / doctrine
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
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
to say sth
easy to deal with; not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
to say nothing of; not to mention; let alone
hard to tell (i.e. hard to judge or hard to predict) / cannot bring oneself to say it
though / although
needless to say; it goes without saying
(idiom) not saying anything further; not raising any objection; without demur
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
in other words
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
to talk drivel; to make irresponsible remarks
in other words / that is to say
to state; to assert
speech / to deliver a speech
to speak of / to refer to
to tell in detail
to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
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
in the ordinary course of events; ordinarily; normally
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
to explain (verbally); to give a running commentary
gossip; hearsay; rumor
to allow no explanation
heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
accepted theory or formulation
(idiom) to try one's very best to persuade sb; to reason with sb in every way possible
various ideas / diverse opinions
to make a long story short (idiom)
simple introduction / primer
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
harmful teachings / evil doctrine
to plead / to claim as an excuse
to state / to assert
to explain (the difference)
to speak on sb's behalf; to intercede for sb / to lobby illegally
different opinion / dissident view / absurd remark
geocentric theory
to talk irresponsibly / ridiculous presumption talk
generally speaking
to hear what was said
to declare; to state / to call; to name
to explain sth over and over again / to repeat
(coll.) to insist; to allege; to assert
to chatter endlessly
to plagiarize
to debate; to argue
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
to make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
to recount; to narrate; to give an account of
normally / ordinarily speaking
flash fiction
science fiction novel
an expression of opinion / according to some
hard to say; can't be sure / difficult to speak about; unpleasant to say
needless to say; it goes without saying
not to mention / leaving aside
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
sth pertinent to say
as the proverb says / as they say...
to speak without thinking; to blurt sth out
Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
reactivation hypothesis
on the other hand
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
historical novel
strictly speaking
philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dunyi 周敦頤|周敦颐, starting from an interpretation of the Book of Changes
if / if one were to say
to assert categorically / generally accepted view
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
as far as I'm concerned
flash fiction
in other words; that is
inaugural speech
roman à clef
tales of the supernatural (genre of fiction)
it is reasonable to say that...
to get scolded
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
spit it out!

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