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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)
  *说* | 说* | *说
variant of 說|说
novel / fiction / CL: ,
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
it is said that / reportedly
to talk nonsense / drivel
theory / doctrine
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
to explain / to comment
to say sth
to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
in other words / that is
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
an expression of opinion / according to some
as for / when it comes to
generally speaking
romantic fiction
science fiction novel
though / although
a martial arts (wuxia) novel
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
as the proverb says / as they say...
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
as far as I'm concerned
in other words
speech / to deliver a speech
short story
needless to say / it goes without saying
to persuade / persuasion / to advise
to tell in detail
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
to speak one's mind
pornographic novel / dirty book
for example / for instance
murder mystery (novel) / whodunit
to put it simply / simply put
to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
strictly speaking
it is reasonable to say that...
to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
to have nothing to say (idiom)
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 comment / to evaluate
sth pertinent to say
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
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 talk drivel / to make irresponsible remarks
popular tradition / folk legend
for example
to speak of / to refer to
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
popular fiction / light literature
not to mention / leaving aside
really good / excellent
flash fiction
theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
gossip / hearsay / rumor
on the other hand
to insist / to allege / to assert
Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
various ideas / diverse opinions
to not need dwell on (idiom)
to chatter endlessly
to narrate
inaugural speech
to make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
to allow no explanation
to make a long story short (idiom)
simple introduction / primer
novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)
to debate / to argue
harmful teachings / evil doctrine
Go your own way, let others say what they like. (popular modern cliche) / Do it my way.
accepted theory or formulation
scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
flash fiction
looking at the big picture / all in all / all things considered
to explain (the difference)
heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
to state / to assert
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy
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
to hear what was said
to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
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
to plead / to claim as an excuse

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