"Explanation" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shuō míng to explain / to illustrate / to indicate / to show / to prove / explanation / directions / caption / CL:個|个[ge4]
 jiě shì explanation / to explain / to interpret / to resolve / CL:個|个[ge4]
 jiě dá answer / explanation / solution (to a math equation)
 suǒ jiě to seek an answer / to look for an explanation / to explain / explanation
 zuò chū to put out / to come up with / to make (a choice, decision, proposal, response, comment etc) / to issue (a permit, statement, explanation, apology, reassurance to the public etc) / to draw (conclusion) / to deliver (speech, judgment) / to devise (explanation) / to extract
 biàn jiě to explain / to justify / to defend (a point of view etc) / to provide an explanation / to try to defend oneself
 shì yì the meaning of sth / an explanation of the meaning of words or phrases / definition / an interpretation (of doctrine) / religious doctrine
 bù yóu fēn shuō to allow no explanation
使 guǐ shǐ shén chāi demons and gods at work (idiom) / unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
 biàn bái to offer an explanation / to plead innocence / to try to defend oneself
 zì yuán qí shuō to make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
 bù yán zì míng self-evident / needing no explanation (idiom)
 qiě tīng xià huí fēn jiě to listen to the next chapter for an explanation
 jù tǐ shuō míng explicit explanation / to specify
 zì miàn jiě shì literal explanation
 kuān xīn wán reassuring explanation / consolatory words
 lu:è shì a brief explanation / to summarize
 zhēn shì true explanation / genuine reason
使 shén chāi guǐ shǐ the work of gods and devils (idiom) / unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
 shì jīng exegesis / explanation of classic text
 cuò jiě misinterpretation / mistaken explanation
  statement of explanation
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