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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
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL: 個|个
can't say for sure / maybe
  *说* | 说* | *说
to persuade
to expound Buddhist teachings
way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
to say sth
to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to discuss / reason (behind sth)
to speak out / to declare (one's view)
to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
to lie / to tell an untruth
in the final analysis / in the end
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声 / (music) rapping
information meeting
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
to reason / to argue logically
unable to say / can't say precisely
cannot be justified / inexcusable
to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
excuse / pretext / entreaties / arguments
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
to hit the nail on the head / to predict correctly
to preach
to be unmentionable / be unspeakable / must / cannot but
nothing serious / just hot air
it does not make sense
acceptable / passable / justifiable / (of a course of action) to make sense
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
can be counted or regarded as / to be able to tell or answer / to deserve mention
to agree on / to settle on
start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
to blurt out / to let slip
to say definitely / to commit (to a proposition)
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 act as a matchmaker
to keep one's promise / to mean what one says
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
to persuade
strangely enough / oddly enough / strange to say
to intercede / to plead for sb else
(old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to boast
"The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飛|岳飞
to act as a matchmaker
to talk about / to mention / (preposition) as for
to bring together / to mediate / to arrange a deal
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
after all
memorandum / note (i.e. written statement)
to make a slip of the tongue
to chat about this and that / to talk about anything and everything
lit. when someone tells you you're fat, you pant (as if you were actually fat) (idiom) / fig. Hey! I pay you a compliment, and you start bragging! (typically jocular and teasing) / flattery, like perfume, should be smelled, not swallowed
to say / to speak / to talk
to get sb to understand / to persuade
to fail to keep to one's word / to break a promise
(old) works of literature, including novels, plays etc
to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise
to speak frankly
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
when all is said and done / at the end of the day
unable to say
to do what needs to be done, without delay
to talk nonsense / to bullshit
Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
(idiom) no sooner said than done / before you know it
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
to tell the truth / honestly / in fact
to be honest / to tell the truth / to be frank
to say sth for fun / to be kidding / to joke around
erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩
promises must be kept
to chat / to gossip

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