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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
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
to talk nonsense / drivel
HSK 5
theory / doctrine
HSK 6
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
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
as for / when it comes to
romance novel / romantic fiction
an expression of opinion / according to some
though / although
short story
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
needless to say / it goes without saying
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 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
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
for example / for instance
to speak of / to refer to
to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
to have nothing to say (idiom)
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
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
strictly speaking
not to mention / leaving aside
hypothesis
popular tradition / folk legend
flash fiction
novella
in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
to narrate
to allow no explanation
gossip / hearsay / rumor
to state / to assert
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 make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
to make a long story short (idiom)
in other words / that is to say
harmful teachings / evil doctrine
to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
to plead / to claim as an excuse
theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
to explain (the difference)
(idiom) needless to say / it goes without saying
to hear what was said
simple introduction / primer
that goes without saying
spit it out!
heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet
scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
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
accepted theory or formulation
techno-thriller novel / science fiction thriller
Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
various ideas / diverse opinions
normally / ordinarily speaking
single origin out of Africa (current mainstream theory of human evolution)
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
to insist / to allege / to assert
to affirm / to assert / generally accepted view
to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
fiction
to state / to assert
to speak for sb / to intercede for sb / to lobby illegally
to talk irresponsibly / ridiculous presumption talk
philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dunyi 周敦頤|周敦颐, starting from an interpretation of the Book of Changes
different opinion / dissident view / absurd remark
geocentric theory
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
phlogiston theory
Go your own way, let others say what they like. (popular modern cliche) / Do it my way.
to declare / to state / to call / to name
to explain sth over and over again / to repeat
historical novel
reactivation hypothesis

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