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Meaning of 说

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(Trad.: 說)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ duì ] cash, check; to exchange
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  • Pinyin: shuō

    English Definition: to 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)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用话来表达意思:说话。说明。演说。解说。
    ②介绍:说合(a.从中介绍;b.商议;c.说和。“合”均读轻声)。说媒。
    ③言论,主张:学说。著书立说。
    ④责备:数说。
    ⑤文体的一种,如韩愈的《师说》。
    ⑥道讲谈叙。

    Example Words:
    说明 shuō míng to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption; Classifiers:
    小说 xiǎo shuō novel; fiction; Classifiers:
    说话 shuō huà to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
    听说 tīng shuō to hear (sth said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
    说法 shuō fa way of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation
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  • Pinyin: shuì

    English Definition: to persuade
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用话劝说别人,使他听从自己的意见:游说。
    ②道讲谈叙。

    Example Words:
    游说 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)
    说客 shuì (old) itinerant political adviser; (fig.) lobbyist; go-between; mouthpiece; also pr. [shuo1 ke4]
    游说集团 yóu shuì tuán lobby group
    四出游说 chū yóu shuì barnstorm (idiom)
    游说团 yóu shuì tuán lobby group
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