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expression of opinion / views / remarks / arguments
  *言* | 言* | *言
words / speech / to say / to talk
words / speech / (spoken) language
to speak / to tell
romantic fiction
concise and comprehensive (idiom)
to have one's words prove to be prophetic
words and actions / what one says and what one does
to return to the topic (idiom) / to get back to the main point
(idiom) one's actions are in keeping with what one says
words / expression / what one says
freedom of speech
to go back on one's word / to break one's promise / to be unfaithful / to be untrustworthy
to speak of / to refer to
to state clearly
to exaggerate / to overstate the facts
to teach by words and example (idiom)
to give verbal instruction
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech
unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said
variant of 言辭|言辞
one must be a man of his word and resolute in his work (proverb)
(of one's words) to have substance
to convey in words
one's words reflect one's thinking (idiom)
(of a writing etc) to have no substance (idiom) / to carry no weight
to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek / saying one thing but meaning sth different
to describe / to put into words
to see, hear and obey (idiom); to take advice / to take sb at his word
to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
words still ringing in one's ears (idiom)
if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
to talk nonsense (idiom) / frivolous talk
don't blame the speaker, take note of his warning (idiom); an exhortation to speak one's mind without fear of reprisals, and with the expectation of being taken seriously
name of "speech" or "words" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 149) / see also 訁|讠
the press / the media
to speak seriously / to exaggerate
to become reconciled / to bury the hatchet
(idiom) one's actions are in keeping with what one says
simple words with a profound meaning (idiom)
(of one's words) to be in accord with reality (idiom)
Explaining in words is not as good as teaching by example (idiom). Action speaks louder than words.
(conventional letter ending) words cannot fully express what is in my heart (idiom)
to take a casual remark to heart (idiom)
speech defect
the press / the media
articulate in speech (idiom) / eloquent
(idiom) to say one thing and do another
imperial censor
speech defect
impossible to put into words / inexpressible
(idiom) to say one thing and do another

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