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1 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
2说明 說明 shuō míngshuo1 ming2to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption; Classifiers:
3来说 來說 lái shuōlai2 shuo1to have one's say; to interpret a topic (from a certain point of view); now we come to talk about it, ...
4说话 說話 shuō huàshuo1 hua4to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
5听说 聽說 tīng shuōting1 shuo1to hear (sth said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
6小说 小說 xiǎo shuōxiao3 shuo1novel; fiction; Classifiers:
7学说 學說 xué shuōxue2 shuo1theory; doctrine
8说法 說法 shuō shuo1 fa3to expound Buddhist teachings
9说法 說法 shuō fashuo1 fa5way of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation
10说道 說道 shuō dàoshuo1 dao4to talk about; to mention; (preposition) as for; to state; to say (the quoted words)
11说道 說道 shuō daoshuo1 dao5to discuss; reason (behind sth)
12据说 據說 shuōju4 shuo1it is said that; reportedly
13传说 傳說 chuán shuōchuan2 shuo1legend; folklore; to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...
14说出 說出 shuō chūshuo1 chu1to speak out; to declare (one's view)
15假说 假說 jiǎ shuōjia3 shuo1hypothesis
16也就是说 也就是說 jiù shì shuōye3 jiu4 shi4 shuo1in other words; that is to say; so; thus
17再说 再說 zài shuōzai4 shuo1to say again; to put off a discussion until later; moreover; what's more; besides
18就是说 就是說 jiù shì shuōjiu4 shi4 shuo1in other words; that is
19说起 說起 shuō shuo1 qi3to mention; to bring up (a subject); with regard to; as for
20说说 說說 shuō shuoshuo1 shuo5to say sth
21说不定 說不定 shuō bu dìngshuo1 bu5 ding4can't say for sure; maybe
22一般说来 一般說來 bān shuō láiyi1 ban1 shuo1 lai2generally speaking; in general
23说服 說服 shuō shuo1 fu2to persuade; to convince; to talk sb over; Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
24一说 一說 shuōyi1 shuo1an expression of opinion; according to some
25一般来说 一般來說 bān lái shuōyi1 ban1 lai2 shuo1generally speaking
26应该说 應該說 yīng gāi shuōying1 gai1 shuo1it should be mentioned that ...
27虽说 雖說 suī shuōsui1 shuo1though; although
28换句话说 換句話說 huàn huà shuōhuan4 ju4 hua4 shuo1in other words
29演说 演說 yǎn shuōyan3 shuo1speech; to deliver a speech
30俗话说 俗話說 huà shuōsu2 hua4 shuo1as the proverb says; as they say...
31却说 卻說 què shuōque4 shuo1and the story continues thus: (literary auxiliary particle 發語辭 |发语辞 )
32诉说 訴說 shuōsu4 shuo1to recount; to tell of; to relate; (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)
33说不上 說不上 shuō bu shàngshuo1 bu5 shang4to be unable to say or tell; to not be worth mentioning
34胡说 胡說 shuōhu2 shuo1to talk nonsense; drivel
35话说 話說 huà shuōhua4 shuo1It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative); to discuss; to recount
36劝说 勸說 quàn shuōquan4 shuo1to persuade; persuasion; to advise
37说教 說教 shuō jiàoshuo1 jiao4to preach
38说服力 說服力 shuō shuo1 fu2 li4persuasiveness
39长篇小说 長篇小說 cháng piān xiǎo shuōchang2 pian1 xiao3 shuo1novel
40解说 解說 jiě shuōjie3 shuo1to explain; to comment
41比方说 比方說 fang shuōbi3 fang5 shuo1for example; for instance
42短篇小说 短篇小說 duǎn piān xiǎo shuōduan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1short story
43好说 好說 hǎo shuōhao3 shuo1easy to deal with; not a problem; (polite answer) you flatter me
44按理说 按理說 àn shuōan4 li3 shuo1it is reasonable to say that...
45按说 按說 àn shuōan4 shuo1in the ordinary course of events; ordinarily; normally
46笔记小说 筆記小說 xiǎo shuōbi3 ji4 xiao3 shuo1literary sketches; sketchbook
47辩说 辯說 biàn shuōbian4 shuo1to debate; to argue
48不待说 不待說 dài shuōbu4 dai4 shuo1needless to say; it goes without saying
49不好说 不好說 hǎo shuōbu4 hao3 shuo1hard to say; unpleasant to say; can't be sure
50不容分说 不容分說 róng fēn shuōbu4 rong2 fen1 shuo1to allow no explanation (idiom)
51不说自明 不說自明 shuō míngbu4 shuo1 zi4 ming2self-explanatory; self-evident (idiom)
52不由分说 不由分說 yóu fēn shuōbu4 you2 fen1 shuo1to allow no explanation
53长话短说 長話短說 cháng huà duǎn shuōchang2 hua4 duan3 shuo1to make a long story short (idiom)
54常言说得好 常言說得好 cháng yán shuō de hǎochang2 yan2 shuo1 de5 hao3as the saying goes; as they say...
55剿说 剿說 chāo shuōchao1 shuo1to plagiarize
56陈说 陳說 chén shuōchen2 shuo1to state; to assert
57称说 稱說 chēng shuōcheng1 shuo1to declare; to state; to call; to name
58成事不说 成事不說 chéng shì shuōcheng2 shi4 bu4 shuo1to let bygones be bygones (idiom)
59成说 成說 chéng shuōcheng2 shuo1accepted theory or formulation
60吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸 吃不到葡萄說葡萄酸 chī dào tao shuō tao suānchi1 bu4 dao4 pu2 tao5 shuo1 pu2 tao5 suan1sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop); lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
61痴人说梦 痴人說夢 chī rén shuō mèngchi1 ren2 shuo1 meng4lunatic ravings; nonsense; pipe dream
62丑话说在前头 醜話說在前頭 chǒu huà shuō zài qián touchou3 hua4 shuo1 zai4 qian2 tou5let's talk about the unpleasant things first; let's be frank
63达尔文学说 達爾文學說 ěr wén xué shuōDa2 er3 wen2 xue2 shuo1Darwinism
64打开天窗说亮话 打開天窗說亮話 kāi tiān chuāng shuō liàng huàda3 kai1 tian1 chuang1 shuo1 liang4 hua4not to mince words; not to beat about the bush
65大声说话 大聲說話 shēng shuō huàda4 sheng1 shuo1 hua4speak loudly
66代人说项 代人說項 dài rén shuō xiàngdai4 ren2 shuo1 xiang4to intercede for someone; to speak for someone (idiom)
67但说无妨 但說無妨 dàn shuō fángdan4 shuo1 wu2 fang2there is no harm in saying what one thinks (idiom)
68道听途说 道聽途說 dào tīng shuōdao4 ting1 tu2 shuo1gossip; hearsay; rumor
69地心说 地心說 xīn shuōdi4 xin1 shuo1geocentric theory
70对我来说 對我來說 duì lái shuōdui4 wo3 lai2 shuo1as far as I'm concerned
71二话不说 二話不說 èr huà shuōer4 hua4 bu4 shuo1not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection; without demur
72二话没说 二話沒說 èr huà méi shuōer4 hua4 mei2 shuo1see 二话不说
73反过来说 反過來說 fǎn guò lái shuōfan3 guo4 lai2 shuo1on the other hand
74非小说 非小說 fēi xiǎo shuōfei1 xiao3 shuo1non-fiction
75非洲单源说 非洲單源說 fēi zhōu dān yuán shuōFei1 zhou1 dan1 yuan2 shuo1single origin out of Africa (current mainstream theory of human evolution)
76分说 分說 fēn shuōfen1 shuo1to explain (the difference)
77逢人便说 逢人便說 féng rén biàn shuōfeng2 ren2 bian4 shuo1to tell everyone one meets (idiom)
78讽古说今 諷古說今 fěng shuō jīnfeng3 gu3 shuo1 jin1to talk about the past as an indirect comment on the present (idiom)
79浮说游词 浮說游詞 shuō yóu fu2 shuo1 you2 ci2unfounded statement (idiom)
80傅说 傅說 shuōFu4 Shuo1Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding
81公说公有理,婆说婆有理 公說公有理,婆說婆有理 gōng shuō gōng yǒu , shuō yǒu gong1 shuo1 gong1 you3 li3 , po2 shuo1 po2 you3 li3both sides claim they're right (idiom)
82古今小说 古今小說 jīn xiǎo shuōGu3 jin1 Xiao3 shuo1Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 冯梦龙 tales published in 1620
83关说 關說 guān shuōguan1 shuo1to speak for sb; to intercede for sb; to lobby illegally
84光说不练 光說不練 guāng shuō liànguang1 shuo1 bu4 lian4all talk and no action (idiom); to preach what one does not practice; same as 光说不做
85光说不做 光說不做 guāng shuō zuòguang1 shuo1 bu4 zuo4all talk and no action (idiom); to preach what one does not practice
86还说 還說 hái shuōhai2 shuo1to add (in speaking); to also say
87海底扩张说 海底擴張說 hǎi kuò zhāng shuōhai3 di3 kuo4 zhang1 shuo1theory of seafloor spreading (geology)
88好说歹说 好說歹說 hǎo shuō dǎi shuōhao3 shuo1 dai3 shuo1to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom); to reason with sb in every way possible
89好说好散 好說好散 hǎo shuō hǎo sànhao3 shuo1 hao3 san4to part on good terms (idiom)
90横说竖说 橫說豎說 héng shuō shù shuōheng2 shuo1 shu4 shuo1to explain sth over and over again; to repeat
91胡吹瞎说 胡吹瞎說 chuī xiā shuōhu2 chui1 xia1 shuo1to boast outrageously and talk rubbish (idiom)
92胡说八道 胡說八道 shuō dàohu2 shuo1 ba1 dao4to talk rubbish
93胡说乱道 胡說亂道 shuō luàn dàohu2 shuo1 luan4 dao4to talk foolishly and wildly (idiom)
94胡诌乱说 胡謅亂說 zhōu luàn shuōhu2 zhou1 luan4 shuo1to talk random nonsense (idiom); to say whatever comes into one's head
95花说柳说 花說柳說 huā shuō liǔ shuōhua1 shuo1 liu3 shuo1to engage in close conversation; to flatter; to use sweet and insincere words (idiom)
96话说回来 話說回來 huà shuō huí laihua4 shuo1 hui2 lai5returning to our main topic,...; that said,...; again,...; in this connection; in passing; nevertheless,...; anyhow
97话已说尽 話已說盡 huà shuō jìnhua4 yi3 shuo1 jin4to have said all that one wanted to say (idiom)
98话又说回来 話又說回來 huà yòu shuō huí laihua4 you4 shuo1 hui2 lai5returning to our main topic,...; that said,...; again,...; in this connection; in passing; nevertheless,...; anyhow
99浑天说 渾天說 hún tiān shuōhun2 tian1 shuo1geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy
100极短篇小说 極短篇小說 duǎn piān xiǎo shuōji2 duan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1flash fiction
101简单地说 簡單地說 jiǎn dān de shuōjian3 dan1 de5 shuo1to put it simply; simply put; to put it simply; simply put
102见说 見說 jiàn shuōjian4 shuo1to hear what was said
103解说词 解說詞 jiě shuō jie3 shuo1 ci2a commentary
104解说员 解說員 jiě shuō yuánjie3 shuo1 yuan2commentator
105就职演说 就職演說 jiù zhí yǎn shuōjiu4 zhi2 yan3 shuo1inaugural speech
106举例来说 舉例來說 lái shuōju3 li4 lai2 shuo1for example
107具体说明 具體說明 shuō míngju4 ti3 shuo1 ming2explicit explanation; to specify
108科幻小说 科幻小說 huàn xiǎo shuōke1 huan4 xiao3 shuo1science fiction novel
109科技惊悚小说 科技驚悚小說 jīng sǒng xiǎo shuōke1 ji4 jing1 song3 xiao3 shuo1techno-thriller novel; science fiction thriller
110空口说白话 空口說白話 kōng kǒu shuō bái huàkong1 kou3 shuo1 bai2 hua4to make empty promises
111口说无凭 口說無憑 kǒu shuō píngkou3 shuo1 wu2 ping2(idiom) you can't rely on a verbal agreement; just because sb says sth, doesn't mean it's true
112老实说 老實說 lǎo shí shuōlao3 shi2 shuo1honestly speaking; to be frank, ...
113愣说 愣說 lèng shuōleng4 shuo1to insist; to allege; to assert
114乱说 亂說 luàn shuōluan4 shuo1to talk drivel; to make irresponsible remarks
115慢说 慢說 màn shuōman4 shuo1not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth); not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
116没得说 沒得說 méi de shuōmei2 de5 shuo1see 没说的 ; really good; excellent
117没话可说 沒話可說 méi huà shuōmei2 hua4 ke3 shuo1to have nothing to say; to not be on speaking terms (idiom)
118没说的 沒說的 méi shuō demei2 shuo1 de5nothing to pick on; really good; nothing to discuss; settled matter; no problem
119民间传说 民間傳說 mín jiān chuán shuōmin2 jian1 chuan2 shuo1popular tradition; folk legend
120能说会道 能說會道 néng shuō huì dàoneng2 shuo1 hui4 dao4can talk really well (idiom); the gift of the gab
121评说 評說 píng shuōping2 shuo1to comment; to evaluate
122浅说 淺說 qiǎn shuōqian3 shuo1simple introduction; primer
123谴责小说 譴責小說 qiǎn xiǎo shuōqian3 ze2 xiao3 shuo1novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)
124且不说 且不說 qiě shuōqie3 bu4 shuo1not to mention; leaving aside
125且说 且說 qiě shuōqie3 shuo1thus
126燃素说 燃素說 rán shuōran2 su4 shuo1phlogiston theory
127人说纷纭 人說紛紜 rén shuō fēn yúnren2 shuo1 fen1 yun2to be at loggerheads with sb (idiom)
128日心说 日心說 xīn shuōri4 xin1 shuo1heliocentric theory; the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
129色情小说 色情小說 qíng xiǎo shuōse4 qing2 xiao3 shuo1pornographic novel; dirty book
130少说废话 少說廢話 shǎo shuō fèi huàshao3 shuo1 fei4 hua4Stop talking nonsense!; Stop chattering! (idiom)
131少说为佳 少說為佳 shǎo shuō wéi jiāshao3 shuo1 wei2 jia1Few words are best.; Brevity is the soul of wit.
132少说为妙 少說為妙 shǎo shuō wéi miàoshao3 shuo1 wei2 miao4The less said about it, the better. (idiom)
133申说 申說 shēn shuōshen1 shuo1to state; to assert
134什么好说 什麼好說 shén me hǎo shuōshen2 me5 hao3 shuo1sth pertinent to say
135神魔小说 神魔小說 shén xiǎo shuōshen2 mo2 xiao3 shuo1supernatural novel; novel of ghosts and goblins
136声说 聲說 shēng shuōsheng1 shuo1to narrate
137实话实说 實話實說 shí huà shí shuōshi2 hua4 shi2 shuo1to tell the truth; to tell it as it is
138史传小说 史傳小說 shǐ zhuàn xiǎo shuōshi3 zhuan4 xiao3 shuo1historical novel
139是啥说啥 是啥說啥 shì shá shuō sháshi4 sha2 shuo1 sha2call a spade a spade (idiom)
140世说新语 世說新語 shì shuō xīn Shi4 shuo1 Xin1 yu3A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations, remarks etc of historic personalities, compiled and edited by Liu Yiqing 刘义庆
141述说 述說 shù shuōshu4 shuo1to recount; to narrate; to give an account of
142说白道绿 說白道綠 shuō bái dào shuo1 bai2 dao4 lu:4to comment on various things without restraint (idiom)
143说白了 說白了 shuō bái leshuo1 bai2 le5to speak frankly
144说不出话来 說不出話來 shuō chū huà láishuo1 bu4 chu1 hua4 lai2speechless
145说不通 說不通 shuō tōngshuo1 bu4 tong1it does not make sense
146说不准 說不準 shuō zhǔnshuo1 bu4 zhun3unable to say; can't say precisely
147说不出 說不出 shuō bu chūshuo1 bu5 chu1unable to say
148说不过去 說不過去 shuō bu guò shuo1 bu5 guo4 qu4cannot be justified; inexcusable
149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
150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
151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
152说唱 說唱 shuō chàngshuo1 chang4speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 弹词 ; (music) rapping
153说辞 說辭 shuō shuo1 ci2excuse; pretext; entreaties; arguments
154说到底 說到底 shuō dào shuo1 dao4 di3in the final analysis; in the end
155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
156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
157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
158说定 說定 shuō dìngshuo1 ding4to agree on; to settle on
159说东道西 說東道西 shuō dōng dào shuo1 dong1 dao4 xi1to chatter away on a variety of things (idiom)
160说东说西 說東說西 shuō dōng shuō shuo1 dong1 shuo1 xi1to talk about this and that (idiom)
161说动 說動 shuō dòngshuo1 dong4to persuade
162说废话 說廢話 shuō fèi huàshuo1 fei4 hua4to talk nonsense; to bullshit
163说风凉话 說風涼話 shuō fēng liáng huàshuo1 feng1 liang2 hua4to sneer; to make cynical remarks; sarcastic talk
164说高说低 說高說低 shuō gāo shuō shuo1 gao1 shuo1 di1to criticize others thoughtlessly (idiom)
165说好 說好 shuō hǎoshuo1 hao3to come to an agreement; to complete negotiations
166说合 說合 shuō shuo1 he2to bring together; to mediate; to arrange a deal
167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
168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
169说话算数 說話算數 shuō huà suàn shùshuo1 hua4 suan4 shu4to keep one's promise; to mean what one says
170说话要算数 說話要算數 shuō huà yào suàn shùshuo1 hua4 yao4 suan4 shu4promises must be kept
171说谎 說謊 shuō huǎngshuo1 huang3to lie; to tell an untruth
172说谎者 說謊者 shuō huǎng zhěshuo1 huang3 zhe3liar
173说苦道难 說苦道難 shuō dào nànshuo1 ku3 dao4 nan4to tell all one's woes (idiom)
174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
175说了算 說了算 shuō le suànshuo1 le5 suan4to have the final say; to be the one in charge
176说理 說理 shuō shuo1 li3to reason; to argue logically
177说溜嘴 說溜嘴 shuō liū zuǐshuo1 liu1 zui3to make a slip of the tongue
178说漏嘴 說漏嘴 shuō lòu zuǐshuo1 lou4 zui3to blurt out; to let slip
179说摞 說摞 shuō luòshuo1 luo4to confess; to let out the truth (colloquial)
180说媒 說媒 shuō méishuo1 mei2to act as a matchmaker
181说明会 說明會 shuō míng huìshuo1 ming2 hui4information meeting
182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:
183说胖就喘 說胖就喘 shuō pàng jiù chuǎnshuo1 pang4 jiu4 chuan3to be puffed up by praise (idiom)
184说破 說破 shuō shuo1 po4to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc); to reveal
185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
186说七说八 說七說八 shuō shuō shuo1 qi1 shuo1 ba1after all
187说千道万 說千道萬 shuō qiān dào wànshuo1 qian1 dao4 wan4to keep on stating one's point (idiom)
188说亲 說親 shuō qīnshuo1 qin1to act as a matchmaker
189说情 說情 shuō qíngshuo1 qing2to intercede; to plead for sb else
190说三道四 說三道四 shuō sān dào shuo1 san1 dao4 si4to make thoughtless remarks (idiom); to criticize; gossip
191说上 說上 shuō shàngshuo1 shang4to say; to speak; to talk
192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
193说实话 說實話 shuō shí huàshuo1 shi2 hua4to speak the truth; truth to tell; frankly
194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
195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)
196说书 說書 shuō shūshuo1 shu1folk art consisting of storytelling to music
197说说罢了 說說罷了 shuō shuō leshuo1 shuo1 ba4 le5to talk but never act (idiom)
198说说而已 說說而已 shuō shuō ér shuo1 shuo1 er2 yi3nothing serious; just hot air
199说死 說死 shuō shuo1 si3to say definitely; to commit (to a proposition)
200说天说地 說天說地 shuō tiān shuō shuo1 tian1 shuo1 di4to brag; to boast; to be eloquent (idiom)
201说帖 說帖 shuō tiěshuo1 tie3memorandum; note (i.e. written statement)
202说通 說通 shuō tōngshuo1 tong1to get sb to understand; to persuade
203说文 說文 shuō wénShuo1 wen2see 说文解字
204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
205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
206说五道六 說五道六 shuō dào liùshuo1 wu3 dao4 liu4to make thoughtless comments; to act as a matchmaker (idiom)
207说笑 說笑 shuō xiàoshuo1 xiao4to chat and laugh; to crack jokes; to banter
208说笑打诨 說笑打諢 shuō xiào hùnshuo1 xiao4 da3 hun4to make all manner of quips and jokes (idiom)
209说笑取乐 說笑取樂 shuō xiào shuo1 xiao4 qu3 le4(They) talked and laughed and sought to enjoy themselves. (idiom)
210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
211说一是一 說一是一 shuō shì shuo1 yi1 shi4 yi1to mean what one says; to keep a promise (idiom)
212说易行难 說易行難 shuō xíng nánshuo1 yi4 xing2 nan2Easier said than done. (idiom)
213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
214说张道李 說張道李 shuō zhāng dào shuo1 zhang1 dao4 li3to gossip about this or that person (idiom)
215说着玩 說著玩 shuō zhe wánshuo1 zhe5 wan2to say sth for fun; to be kidding; to joke around
216说着玩儿 說著玩兒 shuō zhe wán rshuo1 zhe5 wan2 r5erhua variant of 说着玩
217说中 說中 shuō zhòngshuo1 zhong4to hit the nail on the head; to predict correctly
218说嘴 說嘴 shuō zuǐshuo1 zui3to boast
219死话活说 死話活說 huà huó shuōsi3 hua4 huo2 shuo1to offer a glimmer of hope in a bad situation (idiom)
220太极图说 太極圖說 tài shuōTai4 ji2 Tu2 shuo1philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dunyi 周敦颐 , starting from an interpretation of the Book of Changes
221谈古说今 談古說今 tán shuō jīntan2 gu3 shuo1 jin1to talk of past and present (idiom)
222谈情说爱 談情說愛 tán qíng shuō àitan2 qing2 shuo1 ai4to murmur endearments (idiom); to get into a romantic relationship
223谈天说地 談天說地 tán tiān shuō tan2 tian1 shuo1 di4to talk endlessly; talking of anything under the sun
224谈心说性 談心說性 tán xīn shuō xìngtan2 xin1 shuo1 xing4Neo-Confucian speculation on mind and nature (idiom)
225替人说情 替人說情 rén shuō qíngti4 ren2 shuo1 qing2to say a good word for sb. (idiom)
226跳进黄河说不清 跳進黃河說不清 tiào jìn huáng shuō qīngtiao4 jin4 huang2 he2 shuo1 bu4 qing1lit. even jumping into the Yellow River can't get you clean; fig. to become inexorably mixed up; mired in controversy; in deep trouble
227听说过 聽說過 tīng shuō guoting1 shuo1 guo5to hear said
228通俗小说 通俗小說 tōng xiǎo shuōtong1 su2 xiao3 shuo1popular fiction; light literature
229图解说明 圖解說明 jiě shuō míngtu2 jie3 shuo1 ming2explanatory diagram
230推理小说 推理小說 tuī xiǎo shuōtui1 li3 xiao3 shuo1murder mystery (novel); whodunit
231推说 推說 tuī shuōtui1 shuo1to plead; to claim as an excuse
232挽人说情 挽人說情 wǎn rén shuō qíngwan3 ren2 shuo1 qing2to ask someone to put in a nice word (idiom)
233妄说 妄說 wàng shuōwang4 shuo1to talk irresponsibly; ridiculous presumption talk
234微型小说 微型小說 wēi xíng xiǎo shuōwei1 xing2 xiao3 shuo1flash fiction
235无话可说 無話可說 huà shuōwu2 hua4 ke3 shuo1to have nothing to say (idiom)
236无知妄说 無知妄說 zhī wàng shuōwu2 zhi1 wang4 shuo1ignorant twaddle (idiom)
237武侠小说 武俠小說 xiá xiǎo shuōwu3 xia2 xiao3 shuo1a martial arts (wuxia) novel
238戏说 戲說 shuōxi4 shuo1to tell in detail; 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
239戏说剧 戲說劇 shuō xi4 shuo1 ju4period costume drama (on TV)
240细说详情 細說詳情 shuō xiáng qíngxi4 shuo1 xiang2 qing2to relate everything in elaborate detail (idiom)
241瞎说 瞎說 xiā shuōxia1 shuo1to talk drivel; to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact; not to know what one is talking about
242瞎说八道 瞎說八道 xiā shuō dàoxia1 shuo1 ba1 dao4to talk nonsense (idiom)
243现身说法 現身說法 xiàn shēn shuō xian4 shen1 shuo1 fa3to talk from one's personal experience; to use oneself as an example
244小说家 小說家 xiǎo shuō jiāXiao3 shuo1 jia1novelist; School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 诸子百家 during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
245小小说 小小說 xiǎo xiǎo shuōxiao3 xiao3 shuo1flash fiction
246邪说 邪說 xié shuōxie2 shuo1harmful teachings; evil doctrine
247信口胡说 信口胡說 xìn kǒu shuōxin4 kou3 hu2 shuo1to speak without thinking; to blurt sth out
248虚构小说 虛構小說 gòu xiǎo shuōxu1 gou4 xiao3 shuo1fiction
249絮说 絮說 shuōxu4 shuo1to chatter endlessly
250哑巴吃黄连,有苦说不出 啞巴吃黃連,有苦說不出 ba chī huáng lián , yǒu shuō bu chūya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2 , you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1to be forced to suffer in silence (idiom); unable to speak of one's bitter suffering; sometimes written 啞子吃黃連哑子吃黄连有苦说不出
251严格来说 嚴格來說 yán lái shuōyan2 ge2 lai2 shuo1strictly speaking
252言情小说 言情小說 yán qíng xiǎo shuōyan2 qing2 xiao3 shuo1romantic fiction
253言说 言說 yán shuōyan2 shuo1to speak of; to refer to
254演说者 演說者 yǎn shuō zhěyan3 shuo1 zhe3orator; speaker
255要说 要說 yào shuōyao4 shuo1as for; when it comes to
256一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 èr shí shǐ , zhī cóng shuō yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 , bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.
257异说 異說 shuōyi4 shuo1different opinion; dissident view; absurd remark
258影射小说 影射小說 yǐng shè xiǎo shuōying3 she4 xiao3 shuo1roman à clef
259郢书燕说 郢書燕說 yǐng shū yān shuōYing3 shu1 Yan1 shuo1lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it; fig. to misinterpret the original meaning; to pile up errors; refers to the letter from capital as "promote the wise"
260游戏说 遊戲說 yóu shuōyou2 xi4 shuo1theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
261有此一说 有此一說 yǒu shuōyou3 ci3 yi1 shuo1There has been such a report, theory, etc. (idiom)
262有话快说 有話快說 yǒu huà kuài shuōyou3 hua4 kuai4 shuo1spit it out!
263有话要说 有話要說 yǒu huà yào shuōyou3 hua4 yao4 shuo1to speak one's mind
264有苦说不出 有苦說不出 yǒu shuō bu chūyou3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1having unspeakable bitter suffering; (often used after 哑巴吃黄连 )
265有啥说啥 有啥說啥 yǒu shá shuō sháyou3 sha2 shuo1 sha2to speak one's mind (idiom)
266有说有笑 有說有笑 yǒu shuō yǒu xiàoyou3 shuo1 you3 xiao4talking and laughing; to jest; cheerful and lively
267又说又笑 又說又笑 yòu shuō yòu xiàoyou4 shuo1 you4 xiao4talking and laughing at the same time (idiom)
268杂说 雜說 shuōza2 shuo1scattered essays; various opinions; different manners of speaking
269杂说不一 雜說不一 shuō za2 shuo1 bu4 yi1Accounts differ. (idiom)
270咋说咋办 咋說咋辦 shuō bànza3 shuo1 za3 ban4to do as one says (idiom)
271灾变说 災變說 zāi biàn shuōzai1 bian4 shuo1catastrophism (theory that geological changes are brought about by catastrophes such as the biblical flood)
272再活化假说 再活化假說 zài huó huà jiǎ shuōzai4 huo2 hua4 jia3 shuo1reactivation hypothesis
273怎么说呢 怎麼說呢 zěn me shuō nezen3 me5 shuo1 ne5Why is that?; How come?
274站着说话不腰疼 站著說話不腰疼 zhàn zhe shuō huà yāo téngzhan4 zhe5 shuo1 hua4 bu4 yao1 teng2it's all very well to talk, but getting things done is another matter (idiom); to be an armchair expert; to blabber on
275章回小说 章回小說 zhāng huí xiǎo shuōzhang1 hui2 xiao3 shuo1novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet
276招股说明书 招股說明書 zhāo shuō míng shūzhao1 gu3 shuo1 ming2 shu1prospectus
277照说 照說 zhào shuōzhao4 shuo1normally; ordinarily speaking
278睁眼说瞎话 睜眼說瞎話 zhēng yǎn shuō xiā huàzheng1 yan3 shuo1 xia1 hua4to lie through one's teeth (idiom); to talk drivel
279睁着眼睛说瞎话 睜著眼睛說瞎話 zhēng zhe yǎn jīng shuō xiā huàzheng1 zhe5 yan3 jing1 shuo1 xia1 hua4to lie through one's teeth (idiom); to talk drivel
280直话直说 直話直說 zhí huà zhí shuōzhi2 hua4 zhi2 shuo1to be plainspoken and straightforward (idiom)
281只说不做 只說不做 zhǐ shuō zuòzhi3 shuo1 bu4 zuo4to be all talk and no action
282指秃说瞎 指禿說瞎 zhǐ shuō xiāzhi3 tu1 shuo1 xia1to talk circuitously; to point at one, but abuse another (idiom)
283中国小说史略 中國小說史略 zhōng guó xiǎo shuō shǐ lüèZhong1 guo2 Xiao3 shuo1 Shi3 lu:e4Concise History of the Chinese Novel by Lu Xun 鲁迅
284中篇小说 中篇小說 zhōng piān xiǎo shuōzhong1 pian1 xiao3 shuo1novella
285众说 眾說 zhòng shuōzhong4 shuo1various ideas; diverse opinions
286众说不一 眾說不一 zhòng shuō zhong4 shuo1 bu4 yi1views differ (idiom)
287众说纷揉 眾說紛揉 zhòng shuō fēn róuzhong4 shuo1 fen1 rou2lit. diverse opinions confused and divided (idiom); opinions differ; controversial matters
288众说纷纭 眾說紛紜 zhòng shuō fēn yúnzhong4 shuo1 fen1 yun2opinions differ (idiom)
289众说郛 眾說郛 zhòng shuō zhong4 shuo1 fu2hub for diverse opinions
290著书立说 著書立說 zhù shū shuōzhu4 shu1 li4 shuo1to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
291自不必说 自不必說 shuōzi4 bu4 bi4 shuo1to not need dwell on (idiom)
292自说自话 自說自話 shuō huàzi4 shuo1 zi4 hua4to act on one's own; to decide for oneself; to talk to oneself; to soliloquize (idiom)
293自圆其说 自圓其說 yuán shuōzi4 yuan2 qi2 shuo1to make a story or theory consistent; to give a plausible explanation; to plug the holes in one's story
294总的来说 總的來說 zǒng de lái shuōzong3 de5 lai2 shuo1generally speaking; to sum up; in summary; in short
295总体上说 總體上說 zǒng shàng shuōzong3 ti3 shang4 shuo1looking at the big picture; all in all; all things considered
296走自己的路,让人家去说 走自己的路,讓人家去說 zǒu de , ràng rén jiā shuōzou3 zi4 ji3 de5 lu4 , rang4 ren2 jia1 qu4 shuo1Go your own way, let others say what they like. (popular modern cliche); Do it my way.
297左道邪说 左道邪說 zuǒ dào xié shuōzuo3 dao4 xie2 shuo1heresy; heretical ideas (idiom)
298不用说 不用說 yòng shuōbu4 yong4 shuo1needless to say; it goes without saying
299定说 定說 dìng shuōding4 shuo1to affirm; to assert; generally accepted view
300见人说人话,见鬼说鬼话 見人說人話,見鬼說鬼話 jiàn rén shuō rén huà , jiàn guǐ shuō guǐ huàjian4 ren2 shuo1 ren2 hua4 , jian4 gui3 shuo1 gui3 hua4(fig.) adaptable; able to deal with various kinds of people and situations; (derog.) insincere; two-faced
301那还用说 那還用説 hái yòng shuōna4 hai2 yong4 shuo1that goes without saying
302说部 說部 shuō shuo1 bu4(old) works of literature, including novels, plays etc
303说也奇怪 說也奇怪 shuō guàishuo1 ye3 qi2 guai4strangely enough; oddly enough; strange to say
304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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