Meaning of 说

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(Trad.: 說)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • words, speech; to speak, to say
    • 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:

    Example Words:
    具体说明 [ shuō míng ]: explicit explanation; to specify
    学说 [ xué shuō ]: theory; doctrine
    据说 [ shuō ]: it is said that; reportedly
    传说 [ chuán shuō ]: legend; folklore; to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...
    说不定 [ shuō bu dìng ]: can't say for sure; maybe
  • Pinyin: shuì

    English Definition: to persuade
    Chinese Definition:

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