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Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
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IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1说明 說明 shuō míngshuo1 ming2to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption; Classifiers:
2说话 說話 shuō huàshuo1 hua4to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
3说法 說法 shuō shuo1 fa3to expound Buddhist teachings
4说法 說法 shuō fashuo1 fa5way of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation
5说道 說道 shuō dàoshuo1 dao4to talk about; to mention; (preposition) as for; to state; to say (the quoted words)
6说道 說道 shuō daoshuo1 dao5to discuss; reason (behind sth)
7说出 說出 shuō chūshuo1 chu1to speak out; to declare (one's view)
8说起 說起 shuō shuo1 qi3to mention; to bring up (a subject); with regard to; as for
9说说 說說 shuō shuoshuo1 shuo5to say sth
10说不定 說不定 shuō bu dìngshuo1 bu5 ding4can't say for sure; maybe
11说服 說服 shuō shuo1 fu2to persuade; to convince; to talk sb over; Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
12说不上 說不上 shuō bu shàngshuo1 bu5 shang4to be unable to say or tell; to not be worth mentioning
13说教 說教 shuō jiàoshuo1 jiao4to preach
14说服力 說服力 shuō shuo1 fu2 li4persuasiveness
15说白道绿 說白道綠 shuō bái dào shuo1 bai2 dao4 lu:4to comment on various things without restraint (idiom)
16说白了 說白了 shuō bái leshuo1 bai2 le5to speak frankly
17说不出话来 說不出話來 shuō chū huà láishuo1 bu4 chu1 hua4 lai2speechless
18说不通 說不通 shuō tōngshuo1 bu4 tong1it does not make sense
19说不准 說不準 shuō zhǔnshuo1 bu4 zhun3unable to say; can't say precisely
20说不出 說不出 shuō bu chūshuo1 bu5 chu1unable to say
21说不过去 說不過去 shuō bu guò shuo1 bu5 guo4 qu4cannot be justified; inexcusable
22说曹操,曹操到 說曹操,曹操到 shuō cáo cāo , cáo cāo dàoshuo1 Cao2 Cao1 , Cao2 Cao1 dao4see 说曹操曹操就到
23说曹操曹操就到 說曹操曹操就到 shuō cáo cāo cáo cāo jiù dàoshuo1 Cao2 Cao1 Cao2 Cao1 jiu4 dao4lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives; fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
24说长道短 說長道短 shuō cháng dào duǎnshuo1 chang2 dao4 duan3lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
25说唱 說唱 shuō chàngshuo1 chang4speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 弹词 ; (music) rapping
26说辞 說辭 shuō shuo1 ci2excuse; pretext; entreaties; arguments
27说到底 說到底 shuō dào shuo1 dao4 di3in the final analysis; in the end
28说到做到 說到做到 shuō dào zuò dàoshuo1 dao4 zuo4 dao4to be as good as one's word (idiom); to keep one's promise
29说得过去 說得過去 shuō de guò shuo1 de5 guo4 qu4acceptable; passable; justifiable; (of a course of action) to make sense
30说得上 說得上 shuō de shàngshuo1 de5 shang4can be counted or regarded as; to be able to tell or answer; to deserve mention
31说定 說定 shuō dìngshuo1 ding4to agree on; to settle on
32说东道西 說東道西 shuō dōng dào shuo1 dong1 dao4 xi1to chatter away on a variety of things (idiom)
33说东说西 說東說西 shuō dōng shuō shuo1 dong1 shuo1 xi1to talk about this and that (idiom)
34说动 說動 shuō dòngshuo1 dong4to persuade
35说废话 說廢話 shuō fèi huàshuo1 fei4 hua4to talk nonsense; to bullshit
36说风凉话 說風涼話 shuō fēng liáng huàshuo1 feng1 liang2 hua4to sneer; to make cynical remarks; sarcastic talk
37说高说低 說高說低 shuō gāo shuō shuo1 gao1 shuo1 di1to criticize others thoughtlessly (idiom)
38说好 說好 shuō hǎoshuo1 hao3to come to an agreement; to complete negotiations
39说合 說合 shuō shuo1 he2to bring together; to mediate; to arrange a deal
40说话不当话 說話不當話 shuō huà dàng huàshuo1 hua4 bu4 dang4 hua4to fail to keep to one's word; to break a promise
41说话算话 說話算話 shuō huà suàn huàshuo1 hua4 suan4 hua4to do as promised; to be as good as one's word; to honor one's word; to mean what one says
42说话算数 說話算數 shuō huà suàn shùshuo1 hua4 suan4 shu4to keep one's promise; to mean what one says
43说话要算数 說話要算數 shuō huà yào suàn shùshuo1 hua4 yao4 suan4 shu4promises must be kept
44说谎 說謊 shuō huǎngshuo1 huang3to lie; to tell an untruth
45说谎者 說謊者 shuō huǎng zhěshuo1 huang3 zhe3liar
46说苦道难 說苦道難 shuō dào nànshuo1 ku3 dao4 nan4to tell all one's woes (idiom)
47说来话长 說來話長 shuō lái huà chángshuo1 lai2 hua4 chang2start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
48说了算 說了算 shuō le suànshuo1 le5 suan4to have the final say; to be the one in charge
49说理 說理 shuō shuo1 li3to reason; to argue logically
50说溜嘴 說溜嘴 shuō liū zuǐshuo1 liu1 zui3to make a slip of the tongue
51说漏嘴 說漏嘴 shuō lòu zuǐshuo1 lou4 zui3to blurt out; to let slip
52说摞 說摞 shuō luòshuo1 luo4to confess; to let out the truth (colloquial)
53说媒 說媒 shuō méishuo1 mei2to act as a matchmaker
54说明会 說明會 shuō míng huìshuo1 ming2 hui4information meeting
55说明书 說明書 shuō míng shūshuo1 ming2 shu1(technical) manual; (book of) directions; synopsis (of a play or film); specification (patent); Classifiers:
56说胖就喘 說胖就喘 shuō pàng jiù chuǎnshuo1 pang4 jiu4 chuan3to be puffed up by praise (idiom)
57说破 說破 shuō shuo1 po4to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc); to reveal
58说葡萄酸 說葡萄酸 shuō tao suānshuo1 pu2 tao5 suan1sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop); lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
59说七说八 說七說八 shuō shuō shuo1 qi1 shuo1 ba1after all
60说千道万 說千道萬 shuō qiān dào wànshuo1 qian1 dao4 wan4to keep on stating one's point (idiom)
61说亲 說親 shuō qīnshuo1 qin1to act as a matchmaker
62说情 說情 shuō qíngshuo1 qing2to intercede; to plead for sb else
63说三道四 說三道四 shuō sān dào shuo1 san1 dao4 si4to make thoughtless remarks (idiom); to criticize; gossip
64说上 說上 shuō shàngshuo1 shang4to say; to speak; to talk
65说时迟,那时快 說時遲,那時快 shuō shí chí , shí kuàishuo1 shi2 chi2 , na4 shi2 kuai4(idiom) no sooner said than done; before you know it
66说实话 說實話 shuō shí huàshuo1 shi2 hua4to speak the truth; truth to tell; frankly
67说是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 shuō shì huí shì , ér zuò yòu shì lìng wài huí shìshuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , er2 zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4see 說是一回事说是一回事做又是另外一回事
68说是一回事,做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事 shuō shì huí shì , zuò yòu shì lìng wài huí shìshuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
69说书 說書 shuō shūshuo1 shu1folk art consisting of storytelling to music
70说说罢了 說說罷了 shuō shuō leshuo1 shuo1 ba4 le5to talk but never act (idiom)
71说说而已 說說而已 shuō shuō ér shuo1 shuo1 er2 yi3nothing serious; just hot air
72说死 說死 shuō shuo1 si3to say definitely; to commit (to a proposition)
73说天说地 說天說地 shuō tiān shuō shuo1 tian1 shuo1 di4to brag; to boast; to be eloquent (idiom)
74说帖 說帖 shuō tiěshuo1 tie3memorandum; note (i.e. written statement)
75说通 說通 shuō tōngshuo1 tong1to get sb to understand; to persuade
76说文 說文 shuō wénShuo1 wen2see 说文解字
77说文解字 說文解字 shuō wén jiě Shuo1 wen2 Jie3 zi4Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 许慎 in 2nd century
78说文解字注 說文解字註 shuō wén jiě zhùShuo1 wen2 Jie3 zi4 Zhu4Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁
79说五道六 說五道六 shuō dào liùshuo1 wu3 dao4 liu4to make thoughtless comments; to act as a matchmaker (idiom)
80说笑 說笑 shuō xiàoshuo1 xiao4to chat and laugh; to crack jokes; to banter
81说笑打诨 說笑打諢 shuō xiào hùnshuo1 xiao4 da3 hun4to make all manner of quips and jokes (idiom)
82说笑取乐 說笑取樂 shuō xiào shuo1 xiao4 qu3 le4(They) talked and laughed and sought to enjoy themselves. (idiom)
83说一不二 說一不二 shuō èrshuo1 yi1 bu4 er4to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
84说一是一 說一是一 shuō shì shuo1 yi1 shi4 yi1to mean what one says; to keep a promise (idiom)
85说易行难 說易行難 shuō xíng nánshuo1 yi4 xing2 nan2Easier said than done. (idiom)
86说岳全传 說岳全傳 shuō yuè quán zhuànShuo1 Yue4 Quan2 zhuan4"The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飞
87说张道李 說張道李 shuō zhāng dào shuo1 zhang1 dao4 li3to gossip about this or that person (idiom)
88说着玩 說著玩 shuō zhe wánshuo1 zhe5 wan2to say sth for fun; to be kidding; to joke around
89说着玩儿 說著玩兒 shuō zhe wán rshuo1 zhe5 wan2 r5erhua variant of 说着玩
90说中 說中 shuō zhòngshuo1 zhong4to hit the nail on the head; to predict correctly
91说嘴 說嘴 shuō zuǐshuo1 zui3to boast
92 shuōshuo1to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心说 heliocentric theory); variant of
93说部 說部 shuō shuo1 bu4(old) works of literature, including novels, plays etc
94说也奇怪 說也奇怪 shuō guàishuo1 ye3 qi2 guai4strangely enough; oddly enough; strange to say
95说一千,道一万 說一千,道一萬 shuō qiān , dào wànshuo1 yi1 qian1 , dao4 yi1 wan4when all is said and done; at the end of the day

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