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  *云* | 云* | *云
(classical) to say
  *道* | 道* | *道
road / path / CL: 條|条, / principle / truth / morality / reason / skill / method / Dao (of Daoism) / to say / to speak / to talk / classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process / (old) circuit (administrative division)
  *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)
to express / to show / to say / to state / to indicate / to mean
  *言* | 言* | *言
words / speech / to say / to talk
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
to keep / to retain / to have reservations (about sth) / to hold back (from saying sth) / to put aside for later
at least / (to say the) least
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
to say sth
  *吐* | 吐* | *吐
to spit / to put / to say
  *告* | 告* | *告
to say / to tell / to announce / to report / to denounce / to file a lawsuit / to sue
Chinese set expression, typically of 4 characters, often alluding to a story or historical quotation / idiom / proverb / saying / adage / CL: 條|条, ,
(say) a few words
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to leave / to bid farewell to / to say good-bye to
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
  *谓* | 谓* | *谓
to speak / to say / to name / to designate / meaning / sense
saying / famous remark
to state / to say (the quoted words)
original / originally / at first / it goes without saying / of course
  *曰* | 曰* | *曰
to speak / to say
to call out to / to greet / to say hello to / to inform / to take care of / to take care that one does not
to take medicine orally / oral (contraceptive etc) / to say that one is convinced
to remain silent / to have nothing to say / (coll.) speechless / dumbfounded
to declare one's position / to say where one stands
unable to say
saying in which the second part, uttered after a pause or totally left out, is the intended meaning of the allegory presented in the first part
can't say for sure / maybe
let alone / to say nothing of / besides / what's more
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
common saying / proverb
eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) / aubergine / brinjal / Guinea squash / phonetic "cheese" (when being photographed) / equivalent of "say cheese"
as the proverb says / as they say...
  *叮* | 叮* | *叮
to sting or bite (of mosquito, bee etc) / to say repeatedly / to urge insistently / to ask repeatedly / to stick to a point / (onom.) tinkling or jingling sound
needless to say / it goes without saying
famous saying / celebrated phrase
to say hello to / to send one's regards to
to pray / to say one's prayers / prayer
common saying / proverb / colloquial speech
to say candidly / to acknowledge frankly
to say everything (that is on one's mind)
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content
it goes without saying / it is self-evident
it is said / allegedly / according to reports / or so they say
to have the final say / to be the one in charge
ability to have one's say and be listened to / influence / clout
to listen / to hear what sb says / news one has heard
clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously / clearly / it goes without saying
peanut gallery (esp. in online forums) / onlookers who are interested in the spectacle but don't have anything knowledgeable to say about it / (neologism c. 2016)
to say more than is necessary / to give unnecessary details
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
to remain silent / to have nothing to say
words and actions / what one says and what one does
Confucius says:
leave-taking / to say goodbye
folk saying / proverb
Zen saying repeated as cant / (fig.) catchphrase / mantra / favorite expression / stock phrase
to say / to speak / to talk
to understand (by hearing) / to catch (what sb says)
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop
it is reasonable to say that...
historical or literary anecdote that gives rise to a saying
to have nothing to say (idiom)
to say goodbye / to take one's leave
one's own mouth / fig. in one's own words / to say sth personally
sth pertinent to say
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection / without demur
unable to say / can't say precisely
to agree / to go along with / to echo (what sb says)
words / expression / what one says
to say good-bye / to bid sb farewell
to say a matter has no relationship with the individual referred to, to emphasise one is innocent or in the clear
to read silently / to mouth (the words of a prayer etc) / to say to oneself / to contemplate inwardly
meaning behind the words / what sb really means to say / one's intentions as revealed in one's words / tone of speech
to use one's mouth (to say sth)
repeatedly (say something)
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
to not say a word (idiom)
to want to say sth but then hesitate
life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations) / Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle). / Life derives from physical exercise.
(saying) to be very scared and on edge
(idiom) one's actions are in keeping with what one says
common saying / idiom
to keep saying (sth) over and over
lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death) / (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
to say what everyone says (idiom) / to conform to what one perceives to be the majority view / to follow the herd
lit. (may you) have abundance year after year / (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
hard to say / can't guarantee / difficult to protect / difficult to preserve
the left is for males, the right is for females (traditional saying)
to not say a word
common saying
to keep on saying (idiom); to repeat over and over again
external appearance and inner thoughts coincide (idiom); to say what one means / to think and act as one
one word says it all (idiom) / to hit the nail on the head / to be pithy and correct
wise saying / words of wisdom
say no more / don't bring it up / drop the subject
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
to leave without saying good-bye

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