"说" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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Decomp. 讠丷口儿
Mandarin shuì; shuō
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Pinyin shui4; shuo1
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Sijiao 387.1
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Unicode U+8BF4
GB2312 CBB5
Results for 说
 shuì to persuade
 shuō 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)
Results beginning with 说
 shuō míng to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shuō dao to discuss / reason (behind sth)
 shuō dào to state / to say (the quoted words)
 shuō huà to speak / to say / to talk / to gossip / to tell stories / talk / word
 shuō fa way of speaking / wording / formulation / one's version (of events) / statement / theory / hypothesis / interpretation
 shuō fǎ to expound Buddhist teachings
 shuō chū to speak out / to declare (one's view)
 shuō shuo to say sth
 shuō qǐ to mention / to bring up (a subject) / with regard to / as for
 shuō fú to persuade / to convince / to talk sb over / Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
 shuō huǎng to lie / to tell an untruth
 shuō hǎo to come to an agreement / to complete negotiations
 shuō xiào to chat and laugh / to crack jokes / to banter
 shuō chàng speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词[tan2 ci2] and 相聲|相声[xiang4 sheng5] / (music) rapping
 shuō jiào to preach
 shuō shàng to say / to speak / to talk
 shuō lǐ to reason / to argue logically
 shuō qíng to intercede / to plead for sb else
 Shuō wén see 說文解字|说文解字[Shuo1 wen2 Jie3 zi4]
 shuō shū folk art consisting of storytelling to music
 shuō pò to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc) / to reveal
 shuì kè (old) itinerant political adviser / (fig.) lobbyist / go-between / mouthpiece / also pr. [shuo1 ke4]
 shuō dòng to persuade
 shuō méi to act as a matchmaker
 shuō qīn to act as a matchmaker
 shuō hé to bring together / to mediate / to arrange a deal
 shuō cí excuse / pretext / entreaties / arguments
 shuō dìng to agree on / to settle on
 shuō luò to confess / to let out the truth (colloquial)
 shuō sǐ to say definitely / to commit (to a proposition)
 shuō tiě memorandum / note (i.e. written statement)
 shuō tōng to get sb to understand / to persuade
 shuō zuǐ to boast
 shuō bu chū unable to say
 shuō bu dìng can't say for sure / maybe
 shuō míng shū (technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:本[ben3]
 shuō shí huà to speak the truth / truth to tell / frankly
 shuō fú lì persuasiveness
 shuō bu shàng to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
 shuō le suàn to have the final say / to be the one in charge
 shuō bái le to speak frankly
 shuō bù zhǔn unable to say / can't say precisely
 shuō huǎng zhě liar
 shuō bù tōng it does not make sense
 shuō de shàng can be counted or regarded as / to be able to tell or answer / to deserve mention
 shuō fèi huà to talk nonsense / to bullshit
 shuō liū zuǐ to make a slip of the tongue
 shuō lòu zuǐ to blurt out / to let slip
 shuō míng huì information meeting
 shuō zhe wán to say sth for fun / to be kidding / to joke around
 shuō sān dào sì to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
 shuō lái huà cháng start explaining and it's a long story (idiom) / complicated and not easy to express succinctly
 shuō yī bù èr to say one and mean just that (idiom) / to keep one's word
 shuō cháng dào duǎn lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom) / to gossip
 shuō bu guò qù cannot be justified / inexcusable
 shuō dào zuò dào to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise
 shuō de guò qù acceptable / passable / justifiable / (of a course of action) to make sense
 shuō fēng liáng huà to sneer / to make cynical remarks / sarcastic talk
 shuō huà suàn huà to do as promised / to be as good as one's word / to honor one's word / to mean what one says
 shuō huà suàn shù to keep one's promise / to mean what one says
 shuō pú tao suān sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
 shuō qī shuō bā after all
 shuō shuō ér yǐ nothing serious / just hot air
 Shuō wén Jiě zì Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎[Xu3 Shen4] in 2nd century
 Shuō Yuè Quán zhuàn "The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飛|岳飞[Yue4 Fei1]
 shuō zhe wán r erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩[shuo1 zhe5 wan2]
 shuō bù chū huà lái speechless
 shuō huà bù dàng huà to fail to keep to one's word / to break a promise
 shuō huà yào suàn shù promises must be kept
 Shuō wén Jiě zì Zhù Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁[Duan4 Yu4 cai2]
  illustrative IPF
 shuō Cáo Cāo , Cáo Cāo dào see 說曹操曹操就到|说曹操曹操就到[shuo1 Cao2 Cao1 Cao2 Cao1 jiu4 dao4]
 shuō Cáo Cāo Cáo Cāo jiù dào lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
 shuō shí chí , nà shí kuài (idiom) no sooner said than done / before you know it
 shuō shì yī huí shì , zuò yòu shì lìng wài yī huí shì Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
 shuō shì yī huí shì , ér zuò yòu shì lìng wài yī huí shì see 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事|说是一回事,做又是另外一回事[shuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4]
 xiǎo shuō novel / fiction / CL:本[ben3],部[bu4]
 lái shuō to have one's say / to interpret a topic (from a certain point of view) / now we come to talk about it, ...
 tīng shuō to hear (sth said) / one hears (that) / hearsay / listening and speaking
 chuán shuō legend / folklore / to repeat from mouth to mouth / they say that...
 zài shuō to say again / to put off a discussion until later / moreover / what's more / besides
 jù shuō it is said that / reportedly
 huà shuō It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative) / to discuss / to recount
 yào shuō as for / when it comes to
 suī shuō though / although
 hái shuō to add (in speaking) / to also say
 yī shuō an expression of opinion / according to some
 jiě shuō to explain / to comment
 sù shuō to recount / to tell of / to relate / (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
 hǎo shuō easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
 què shuō and the story continues thus: (literary auxiliary particle 發語辭|发语辞)
 hú shuō to talk nonsense / drivel
 xué shuō theory / doctrine
 quàn shuō to persuade / persuasion / to advise
 yǎn shuō speech / to deliver a speech
 luàn shuō to talk drivel / to make irresponsible remarks
 shù shuō to recount / to narrate / to give an account of
 xiā shuō to talk drivel / to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact / not to know what one is talking about
 yóu shuì to lobby / to campaign / to promote (an idea, a product) / (old) to visit various rulers and promote one's political ideas (in the Warring States period)
 xì shuō to tell in detail
 píng shuō to comment / to evaluate
 xì shuō dramatic form consisting of historical narration / history as jocular narrative / to stretch history for a joking story / amusing story with strained interpretations of history / to make an unreasonable comparison in jest
 qiě shuō thus
 àn shuō in the ordinary course of events / ordinarily / normally
 jiǎ shuō hypothesis
 fēn shuō to explain (the difference)
 xié shuō harmful teachings / evil doctrine
 zhòng shuō various ideas / diverse opinions
 chéng shuō accepted theory or formulation
 chén shuō to state / to assert
 zá shuō scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
 qiǎn shuō simple introduction / primer
 yì shuō different opinion / dissident view / absurd remark
 wàng shuō to talk irresponsibly / ridiculous presumption talk
 biàn shuō to debate / to argue
 chāo shuō to plagiarize
 chēng shuō to declare / to state / to call / to name
 Fù Shuō Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
 guān shuō to speak for sb / to intercede for sb / to lobby illegally
 jiàn shuō to hear what was said
 lèng shuō to insist / to allege / to assert
 màn shuō not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
 màn shuō not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
 shēng shuō to narrate
 shēn shuō to state / to assert
 tuī shuō to plead / to claim as an excuse
 xù shuō to chatter endlessly
 zhào shuō normally / ordinarily speaking
 yīng gāi shuō it should be mentioned that ...
 tīng shuō guo to hear said
 jiù shì shuō in other words / that is
 sú huà shuō as the proverb says / as they say...
 lǎo shí shuō honestly speaking / to be frank, ...
 bǐ fang shuō for example / for instance
 xiǎo shuō jiā novelist
 àn lǐ shuō it is reasonable to say that...
 qiě bù shuō not to mention / leaving aside
 jiě shuō yuán commentator
 méi de shuō really good / excellent
 méi shuō de nothing to pick on / really good / nothing to discuss / settled matter / no problem
 jiě shuō cí a commentary
 bào dào shuō to report (speaking)
 rì xīn shuō heliocentric theory / the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
  use your words
  hydrogenous process
 bù dài shuō needless to say / it goes without saying
 bù hǎo shuō hard to say / unpleasant to say / can't be sure
 dì xīn shuō geocentric theory
 fēi xiǎo shuō non-fiction
 hún tiān shuō geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy
 méi de shuō see 沒說的|没说的[mei2 shuo1 de5]
 rán sù shuō phlogiston theory
 xiǎo xiǎo shuō flash fiction
 xì shuō jù period costume drama (on TV)
 yǎn shuō zhě orator / speaker
 yóu shuì tuán lobby group
 yóu xì shuō theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
 zāi biàn shuō catastrophism (theory that geological changes are brought about by catastrophes such as the biblical flood)
 zhòng shuō fú hub for diverse opinions
 yě jiù shì shuō in other words / that is to say / so / thus
 yán qíng xiǎo shuō romantic fiction
 wǔ xiá xiǎo shuō a martial arts (wuxia) novel
 duì wǒ lái shuō as far as I'm concerned
 huàn jù huà shuō in other words
 hú shuō bā dào to talk rubbish
 cháng piān xiǎo shuō novel
 èr huà bù shuō not saying anything further (idiom) / not raising any objection / without demur
 shí huà shí shuō to tell the truth / to tell it as it is
 tán tiān shuō dì to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
 duǎn piān xiǎo shuō short story
 kē huàn xiǎo shuō science fiction novel
 tán qíng shuō ài to murmur endearments (idiom) / to get into a romantic relationship
 yǒu shuō yǒu xiào talking and laughing / to jest / cheerful and lively
 bù yóu fēn shuō to allow no explanation
 zhòng shuō fēn yún opinions differ (idiom)
 sè qíng xiǎo shuō pornographic novel / dirty book
 xiàn shēn shuō fǎ to talk from one's personal experience / to use oneself as an example
 mín jiān chuán shuō popular tradition / folk legend
 chī rén shuō mèng lunatic ravings / nonsense / pipe dream
 dào tīng tú shuō gossip / hearsay / rumor
 fǎn guò lái shuō on the other hand
 zhōng piān xiǎo shuō novella
 néng shuō huì dào can talk really well (idiom) / the gift of the gab
 hǎo shuō dǎi shuō to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
 cháng huà duǎn shuō to make a long story short (idiom)
 Shì shuō Xīn yǔ A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations, remarks etc of historic personalities, compiled and edited by Liu Yiqing 劉義慶|刘义庆[Liu2 Yi4 qing4]
 jiù zhí yǎn shuō inaugural speech
 zhù shū lì shuō to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
 zhāng huí xiǎo shuō novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet
 héng shuō shù shuō to explain sth over and over again / to repeat
 hú zhōu luàn shuō to talk random nonsense (idiom) / to say whatever comes into one's head
 Yǐng shū Yān shuō lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it / fig. to misinterpret the original meaning / to pile up errors / refers to the letter from capital 郢[Ying3] of 楚[Chu3] in which the inadvertent words "hold up the candle" are mistaken by the minister of 燕[Yan1] as "promote the wise"
 zhòng shuō fēn róu lit. diverse opinions confused and divided (idiom) / opinions differ / controversial matters
  Handover Note
  horizontal note
  consolidated statement
  statement of requirements
  job description
  job description
  background paper / background note
  information note
  programme narrative
  accomplishment statement
  statement of case
 bù shuō zì míng self-explanatory / self-evident (idiom)
 dàn shuō wú fáng there is no harm in saying what one thinks (idiom)
 dà shēng shuō huà speak loudly
 èr huà méi shuō see 二話不說|二话不说[er4 hua4 bu4 shuo1]
 gōng shì xiǎo shuō formula
 guāng shuō bù liàn all talk and no action (idiom) / to preach what one does not practice / same as 光說不做|光说不做[guang1 shuo1 bu4 zuo4]
 guāng shuō bù zuò all talk and no action (idiom) / to preach what one does not practice
 Gǔ jīn Xiǎo shuō Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Feng2 Meng4 long2], collection of late Ming baihua 白話|白话[bai2 hua4] tales published in 1620
 huà shuō huí lai returning to our main topic,... / that said,... / again,... / in this connection / in passing / nevertheless,... / anyhow
 jiǎn dān de shuō to put it simply / simply put
 jiǎn dān de shuō to put it simply / simply put
 jiǎn yào shuō míng concise notes
 jǔ lì lái shuō for example
 jù tǐ shuō míng explicit explanation / to specify
 mài lún xué shuō theory of Chakra in Indian yoga and Tibetan Buddhism
 qiǎn zé xiǎo shuō novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 / classification)
 qí huàn xiǎo shuō fantasy
 rén shuō fēn yún to be at loggerheads with sb (idiom)
 shǎo shuō wéi jiā Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
 shén me hǎo shuō sth pertinent to say
 shén mó xiǎo shuō supernatural novel / novel of ghosts and goblins
 shì shá shuō shá call a spade a spade (idiom)
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