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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.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ 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)
    Example Words:
    说话 [ shuō huà ]: to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
    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:
    据说 [ shuō ]: it is said that; reportedly
    传说 [ chuán shuō ]: legend; folklore; to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...
    More: 说* | *说 | *说*
  • Pinyin: shuì

    English Definition: to persuade
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