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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)
  *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) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
  *言* | 言* | *言
words / speech / to say / to talk
to express / to show / to say / to state / to indicate / to mean
legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
at least / (to say the) least
to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
  *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
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to say sth
(say) a few words
to leave / to bid farewell to / to say good-bye to
to take medicine orally / oral (contraceptive etc) / to say that one is convinced
  *谓* | 谓* | *谓
to speak / to say / to name / to designate / meaning / sense
  *曰* | 曰* | *曰
to speak / to say
to state / to say (the quoted words)
to say clearly / to argue clearly / to pronounce / pronounced
to declare one's position / to say where one stands
let alone / to say nothing of / besides / what's more
to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
can't say for sure / maybe
unable 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 remain silent / to have nothing to say / (coll.) speechless / dumbfounded
eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) / aubergine / brinjal / Guinea squash / phonetic "cheese" (when being photographed) / equivalent of "say cheese"
as the proverb says / as they say...
to say everything (that is on one's mind)
to say candidly / to acknowledge frankly
  *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
hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
it is said / allegedly / according to reports / or so they say
to pray / to say one's prayers / prayer
words and actions / what one says and what one does
to listen / to hear what sb says / news one has heard
to say hello to / to send one's regards to
to remain silent / to have nothing to say
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 have the final say / to be the one in charge
it is reasonable to say that...
to say more than is necessary / to give unnecessary details
one's own mouth / fig. in one's own words / to say sth personally
unable to say / can't say precisely
words / expression / what one says
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop
to say / to speak / to talk
to say goodbye / to take one's leave
to agree / to go along with / to echo (what sb says)
to have nothing to say (idiom)
to read silently / to mouth (the words of a prayer etc) / to say to oneself / to contemplate inwardly
  *説* | 説* | *説
Japanese variant of 說|说 / to speak / to say
to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
repeatedly (say something)
leave taking / to say goodbye
to not say a word (idiom)
to understand (by hearing) / to catch (what sb says)
to want to say sth but then hesitate
discourse / words / utterance / what one says / manner of speech
to say good-bye / to bid sb farewell
sth pertinent to say
hard to say / can't guarantee / difficult to protect / difficult to preserve
if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
to not say a word
to say what everyone says (idiom) / to conform to what one perceives to be the majority view / to follow the herd
one word says it all (idiom) / to hit the nail on the head / to be pithy and correct
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions
Confucius says:
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
(idiom) one's actions are in keeping with what one says
to not say a word (idiom)
to use one's mouth (to say sth)
say no more / don't bring it up / drop the subject
external appearance and inner thoughts coincide (idiom); to say what one means / to think and act as one
  *嗬* | 嗬* | *嗬
hey! (exclamation) / I say!
meaning behind the words / what sb really means to say / one's intentions as revealed in one's words / tone of speech
to not say a word (idiom) / to keep silent
to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek / saying one thing but meaning sth different
to say definitely / to commit (to a proposition)
hear what he says and observe what he does (idiom, from Analects); judge a person not by his words, but by his actions
not to mention (idiom); to say not one word / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
one word says it all (idiom, from Analects); to cut a long story short / in a nutshell
frank and outspoken (idiom) / straight speaking / to say what one thinks
to wave the hand (to say goodbye, or in a negative gesture) / crank handle
to keep one's promise / to mean what one says
to say not a word that is not appropriate (idiom) / wrongly used for 口不擇言|口不择言
to hit the mark with a comment (idiom) / to say sth spot on
where do these words stem from? / why do you (he, etc) say such a thing?
to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
keep silent / not say a word
to refuse to say anything about (idiom) / to remain tight-lipped / to avoid mentioning
(idiom) you can't rely on a verbal agreement / just because sb says sth, doesn't mean it's true
to say straight out / to point out bluntly / to give a straightforward account / to disclose
to say sth for fun / to be kidding / to joke around
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to parrot / to repeat uncritically what sb says
Heaven never bars one's way (idiom); don't despair and you will find a way through. / Never give up hope. / Never say die.

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