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HSK
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
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
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
HSK 2
to say sth
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
to talk about / to mention / (preposition) as for
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
can't say for sure / maybe
HSK 5
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
unable to say
to lie / to tell an untruth
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
to speak frankly
in the final analysis / in the end
persuasiveness
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
information meeting
unable to say / can't say precisely
to preach
to say / to speak / to talk
nothing serious / just hot air
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
it does not make sense
can be counted or regarded as / to be able to tell or answer / to deserve mention
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
excuse / pretext / entreaties / arguments
to reason / to argue logically
cannot be justified / inexcusable
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
speechless
liar
to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
acceptable / passable / justifiable / (of a course of action) to make sense
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
(old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]
to blurt out / to let slip
to say definitely / to commit (to a proposition)
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
to intercede / to plead for sb else
to persuade
to keep one's promise / to mean what one says
to agree on / to settle on
to make a slip of the tongue
start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
to sneer / to make cynical remarks / sarcastic talk
to get sb to understand / to persuade
to say sth for fun / to be kidding / to joke around
to act as a matchmaker
promises must be kept
(idiom) no sooner said than done / before you know it
Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁
to act as a matchmaker
"The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飛|岳飞
to boast
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
to bring together / to mediate / to arrange a deal
erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩
memorandum / note (i.e. written statement)
after all
to fail to keep to one's word / to break a promise
Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)


Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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