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说 shuì/shuō, [說]/[説], to persuade, to speak/to say/to explain/to scold/to tell off/a theory (typically...
说话 shuōhuà, [說話], to speak/to say/to talk/to gossip/to tell stories/talk/word
听说 tīngshuō, [聽說], to hear (sth said)/one hears (that)/hearsay/listening and speaking
说明 shuōmíng, [說明], to explain/to illustrate/to indicate/to show/to prove/explanation/directions/cap...
再说 zàishuō, [再說], to say again/to put off a discussion until later/moreover/what's more/besides
说谎 shuōhuǎng, [說謊], to lie/to tell an untruth
说服 shuōfú, [說服], to persuade/to convince/to talk sb over/Taiwan pr. [shuì fú]
说实话 shuōshíhuà, [說實話], to speak the truth/truth to tell/frankly
也就是说 yějiùshìshuō, [也就是說], in other words/that is to say/so/thus
说法 shuōfǎ/shuōfa, [說法], to expound Buddhist teachings, way of speaking/wording/formulation/one's version...
说不定 shuōbudìng, [說不定], can't say for sure/maybe
小说 xiǎoshuō, [小說], novel/fiction/CL:本[běn],部[bù]
胡说 húshuō, [胡說], to talk nonsense/drivel
说说 shuōshuo, [說說], to say sth
传说 chuánshuō, [傳說], legend/folklore/to repeat from mouth to mouth/they say that...
说了算 shuōlesuàn, [說了算], to have the final say/to be the one in charge
胡说八道 húshuōbādào, [胡說八道], to talk rubbish
据说 jùshuō, [據說], it is said that/reportedly
实话实说 shíhuàshíshuō, [實話實說], to tell the truth/to tell it as it is
说来话长 shuōláihuàcháng, [說來話長], start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to expr...
说笑 shuōxiào, [說笑], to chat and laugh/to crack jokes/to banter
演说 yǎnshuō, [演說], speech/to deliver a speech
说唱 shuōchàng, [說唱], speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词[tán cí] ...
话说 huàshuō, [話說], It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative)/to discuss/to recount
瞎说 xiāshuō, [瞎說], to talk drivel/to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact/not...
说服力 shuōfúlì, [說服力], persuasiveness
换句话说 huànjùhuàshuō, [換句話說], in other words
一般来说 yībānláishuō, [一般來說], generally speaking
长话短说 chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
好说 hǎoshuō, [好說], easy to deal with/not a problem/(polite answer) you flatter me
虽说 suīshuō, [雖說], though/although
说教 shuōjiào, [說教], to preach
不用说 bùyòngshuō, [不用說], needless to say/it goes without saying
总的来说 zǒngdeláishuō, [總的來說], generally speaking/to sum up/in summary/in short
无话可说 wúhuàkěshuō, [無話可說], to have nothing to say (idiom)
就是说 jiùshìshuō, [就是說], in other words/that is
说道 shuōdào/shuōdao, [說道], to state/to say (the quoted words), to discuss/reason (behind sth)
说到做到 shuōdàozuòdào, [說到做到], to be as good as one's word (idiom)/to keep one's promise
说到底 shuōdàodǐ, [說到底], in the final analysis/in the end
说辞 shuōcí, [說辭], excuse/pretext/entreaties/arguments
小说家 Xiǎoshuōjiā/xiǎoshuōjiā, [小說家], School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家[zhū zǐ bǎ...
说明书 shuōmíngshū, [說明書], (technical) manual/(book of) directions/synopsis (of a play or film)/specificati...
游说 yóushuì, [遊說], to lobby/to campaign/to promote (an idea, a product)/(old) to visit various rule...
劝说 quànshuō, [勸說], to persuade/persuasion/to advise
说客 shuìkè, [說客], (old) itinerant political adviser/(fig.) lobbyist/go-between/mouthpiece/also pr....
要说 yàoshuō, [要說], as for/when it comes to
诉说 sùshuō, [訴說], to recount/to tell of/to relate/(fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (so...
说三道四 shuōsāndàosì, [說三道四], to make thoughtless remarks (idiom)/to criticize/gossip
解说 jiěshuō, [解說], to explain/to comment
俗话说 súhuàshuō, [俗話說], as the proverb says/as they say...
道听途说 dàotīngtúshuō, [道聽途說], gossip/hearsay/rumor
说起 shuōqǐ, [說起], to mention/to bring up (a subject)/with regard to/as for
且不说 qiěbùshuō, [且不說], not to mention/leaving aside
谈情说爱 tánqíngshuōài, [談情說愛], to murmur endearments (idiom)/to get into a romantic relationship
细说 xìshuō, [細說], to tell in detail
学说 xuéshuō, [學說], theory/doctrine
按理说 ànlǐshuō, [按理說], it is reasonable to say that...
短篇小说 duǎnpiānxiǎoshuō, [短篇小說], short story
说不过去 shuōbuguòqù, [說不過去], cannot be justified/inexcusable
一般说来 yībānshuōlái, [一般說來], generally speaking/in general
反过来说 fǎnguòláishuō, [反過來說], on the other hand
能说会道 néngshuōhuìdào, [能說會道], can talk really well (idiom); the gift of the gab
自圆其说 zìyuánqíshuō, [自圓其說], to make a story or theory consistent/to give a plausible explanation/to plug the...
述说 shùshuō, [述說], to recount/to narrate/to give an account of
邪说 xiéshuō, [邪說], harmful teachings/evil doctrine
举例来说 jǔlìláishuō, [舉例來說], for example
说动 shuōdòng, [說動], to persuade
二话不说 èrhuàbùshuō, [二話不說], not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection/without demur
解说员 jiěshuōyuán, [解說員], commentator
现身说法 xiànshēnshuōfǎ, [現身說法], to talk from one's personal experience/to use oneself as an example
言情小说 yánqíngxiǎoshuō, [言情小說], romantic fiction
说定 shuōdìng, [說定], to agree on/to settle on
按说 ànshuō, [按說], in the ordinary course of events/ordinarily/normally
言说 yánshuō, [言說], to speak of/to refer to
有说有笑 yǒushuōyǒuxiào, [有說有笑], talking and laughing/to jest/cheerful and lively
说情 shuōqíng, [說情], to intercede/to plead for sb else
评说 píngshuō, [評說], to comment/to evaluate
说不上 shuōbushàng, [說不上], to be unable to say or tell/to not be worth mentioning
众说纷纭 zhòngshuōfēnyún, [眾說紛紜], opinions differ (idiom)
说一不二 shuōyībùèr, [說一不二], to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
说理 shuōlǐ, [說理], to reason/to argue logically
没说的 méishuōde, [沒說的], nothing to pick on/really good/nothing to discuss/settled matter/no problem
谈天说地 tántiānshuōdì, [談天說地], to talk endlessly/talking of anything under the sun
只说不做 zhǐshuōbùzuò, [只說不做], to be all talk and no action
说书 shuōshū, [說書], folk art consisting of storytelling to music
长篇小说 chángpiānxiǎoshuō, [長篇小說], novel
照说 zhàoshuō, [照說], normally/ordinarily speaking
假说 jiǎshuō, [假說], hypothesis
自不必说 zìbùbìshuō, [自不必說], to not need dwell on (idiom)
解说词 jiěshuōcí, [解說詞], a commentary
说媒 shuōméi, [說媒], to act as a matchmaker
说亲 shuōqīn, [說親], to act as a matchmaker
中篇小说 zhōngpiānxiǎoshuō, [中篇小說], novella
二话没说 èrhuàméishuō, [二話沒說], see 二話不說|二话不说[èr huà bù shuō]
说长道短 shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
成说 chéngshuō, [成說], accepted theory or formulation
一说 yīshuō, [一說], an expression of opinion/according to some
不好说 bùhǎoshuō, [不好說], hard to say/unpleasant to say/can't be sure
不待说 bùdàishuō, [不待說], needless to say/it goes without saying
不由分说 bùyóufēnshuō, [不由分說], to allow no explanation
不说自明 bùshuōzìmíng, [不說自明], self-explanatory/self-evident (idiom)
丑话说在前头 chǒuhuàshuōzàiqiántou, [醜話說在前頭], let's talk about the unpleasant things first/let's be frank
且说 qiěshuō, [且說], thus
世说新语 ShìshuōXīnyǔ, [世說新語], A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations,...
严格来说 yángéláishuō, [嚴格來說], strictly speaking
中国小说史略 ZhōngguóXiǎoshuōShǐlüè, [中國小說史略], Concise History of the Chinese Novel by Lu Xun 鲁迅
乱说 luànshuō, [亂說], to talk drivel/to make irresponsible remarks
什么好说 shénmehǎoshuō, [什麼好說], sth pertinent to say
众说 zhòngshuō, [眾說], various ideas/diverse opinions
众说纷揉 zhòngshuōfēnróu, [眾說紛揉], lit. diverse opinions confused and divided (idiom); opinions differ/controversia...
众说郛 zhòngshuōfú, [眾說郛], hub for diverse opinions
但说无妨 dànshuōwúfáng, [但說無妨], there is no harm in saying what one thinks (idiom)
信口胡说 xìnkǒuhúshuō, [信口胡說], to speak without thinking/to blurt sth out
傅说 FùShuō, [傅說], Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang rul...
光说不做 guāngshuōbùzuò, [光說不做], all talk and no action (idiom)/to preach what one does not practice
光说不练 guāngshuōbùliàn, [光說不練], all talk and no action (idiom)/to preach what one does not practice/same as 光說不做...
关说 guānshuō, [關說], to speak for sb/to intercede for sb/to lobby illegally
具体说明 jùtǐshuōmíng, [具體說明], explicit explanation/to specify
再活化假说 zàihuóhuàjiǎshuō, [再活化假說], reactivation hypothesis
分说 fēnshuō, [分說], to explain (the difference)
剿说 chāoshuō, [剿說], to plagiarize
口说无凭 kǒushuōwúpíng, [口說無憑], (idiom) you can't rely on a verbal agreement/just because sb says sth, doesn't m...
古今小说 GǔjīnXiǎoshuō, [古今小說], Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙[Féng Mèng lóng], collection of late...
史传小说 shǐzhuànxiǎoshuō, [史傳小說], historical novel
吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸 chībùdàopútaoshuōpútaosuān, [吃不到葡萄說葡萄酸], sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop)/lit. to say grapes are sour when you can'...
图解说明 tújiěshuōmíng, [圖解說明], explanatory diagram
地心说 dìxīnshuō, [地心說], geocentric theory
声说 shēngshuō, [聲說], to narrate
太极图说 TàijíTúshuō, [太極圖說], philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dunyi 周敦頤|周敦颐[Zhōu Dūn yí], star...
好说歹说 hǎoshuōdǎishuō, [好說歹說], to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom)/to reason with sb in every way pos...
妄说 wàngshuō, [妄說], to talk irresponsibly/ridiculous presumption talk
对我来说 duìwǒláishuō, [對我來說], as far as I'm concerned
小小说 xiǎoxiǎoshuō, [小小說], flash fiction
少说为佳 shǎoshuōwéijiā, [少說為佳], Few words are best./Brevity is the soul of wit.
就职演说 jiùzhíyǎnshuō, [就職演說], inaugural speech
常言说得好 chángyánshuōdehǎo, [常言說得好], as the saying goes/as they say...
异说 yìshuō, [異說], different opinion/dissident view/absurd remark
影射小说 yǐngshèxiǎoshuō, [影射小說], roman à clef
微型小说 wēixíngxiǎoshuō, [微型小說], flash fiction
怎么说呢 zěnmeshuōne, [怎麼說呢], Why is that?/How come?
总体上说 zǒngtǐshàngshuō, [總體上說], looking at the big picture/all in all/all things considered
愣说 lèngshuō, [愣說], to insist/to allege/to assert
慢说 mànshuō, [慢說], not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
戏说 xìshuō, [戲說], dramatic form consisting of historical narration/history as jocular narrative/to...
戏说剧 xìshuōjù, [戲說劇], period costume drama (on TV)
打开天窗说亮话 dǎkāitiānchuāngshuōliànghuà, [打開天窗說亮話], not to mince words/not to beat about the bush
招股说明书 zhāogǔshuōmíngshū, [招股說明書], prospectus
推理小说 tuīlǐxiǎoshuō, [推理小說], murder mystery (novel)/whodunit
推说 tuīshuō, [推說], to plead/to claim as an excuse
日心说 rìxīnshuō, [日心說], heliocentric theory/the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe
是啥说啥 shìsháshuōshá, [是啥說啥], call a spade a spade (idiom)
有苦说不出 yǒukǔshuōbuchū, [有苦說不出], having unspeakable bitter suffering/(often used after 啞巴吃黃連|哑巴吃黄连[yǎ ba chī huán...
有话快说 yǒuhuàkuàishuō, [有話快說], spit it out!
有话要说 yǒuhuàyàoshuō, [有話要說], to speak one's mind
有说服力 yǒushuōfúlì, [有說服力], convincing
杂说 záshuō, [雜說], scattered essays/various opinions/different manners of speaking
极短篇小说 jíduǎnpiānxiǎoshuō, [極短篇小說], flash fiction
横说竖说 héngshuōshùshuō, [橫說豎說], to explain sth over and over again/to repeat
武侠小说 wǔxiáxiǎoshuō, [武俠小說], a martial arts (wuxia) novel
比方说 bǐfangshuō, [比方說], for example/for instance
民间传说 mínjiānchuánshuō, [民間傳說], popular tradition/folk legend
没得说 méideshuō, [沒得說], really good/excellent
没的说 méideshuō, [沒的說], see 沒說的|没说的[méi shuō de]
浅说 qiǎnshuō, [淺說], simple introduction/primer
浑天说 húntiānshuō, [渾天說], geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy
海底扩张说 hǎidǐkuòzhāngshuō, [海底擴張說], theory of seafloor spreading (geology)
游戏说 yóuxìshuō, [遊戲說], theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)
游说团 yóushuìtuán, [游說團], lobby group
游说团体 yóushuìtuántǐ, [游說團體], lobby group
游说集团 yóushuìjítuán, [遊說集團], lobby group
演说者 yǎnshuōzhě, [演說者], orator/speaker
漫说 mànshuō, [漫說], not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)
灾变说 zāibiànshuō, [災變說], catastrophism (theory that geological changes are brought about by catastrophes ...
燃素说 ránsùshuō, [燃素說], phlogiston theory
申说 shēnshuō, [申說], to state/to assert
痴人说梦 chīrénshuōmèng, [痴人說夢], lunatic ravings/nonsense/pipe dream
睁眼说瞎话 zhēngyǎnshuōxiāhuà, [睜眼說瞎話], to lie through one's teeth (idiom)/to talk drivel
睁着眼睛说瞎话 zhēngzheyǎnjīngshuōxiāhuà, [睜著眼睛說瞎話], to lie through one's teeth (idiom)/to talk drivel
神魔小说 shénmóxiǎoshuō, [神魔小說], supernatural novel/novel of ghosts and goblins
科幻小说 kēhuànxiǎoshuō, [科幻小說], science fiction novel
科技惊悚小说 kējìjīngsǒngxiǎoshuō, [科技驚悚小說], techno-thriller novel/science fiction thriller
称说 chēngshuō, [稱說], to declare/to state/to call/to name
空口说白话 kōngkǒushuōbáihuà, [空口說白話], to make empty promises
站着说话不腰疼 zhànzheshuōhuàbùyāoténg, [站著說話不腰疼], it's all very well to talk, but getting things done is another matter (idiom)/to...
章回小说 zhānghuíxiǎoshuō, [章回小說], novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each ...
简单地说 jiǎndāndeshuō, [簡單地說], to put it simply/simply put
絮说 xùshuō, [絮說], to chatter endlessly
老实说 lǎoshíshuō, [老實說], honestly speaking/to be frank, ...
胡诌乱说 húzhōuluànshuō, [胡謅亂說], to talk random nonsense (idiom); to say whatever comes into one's head
色情小说 sèqíngxiǎoshuō, [色情小說], pornographic novel/dirty book
著书立说 zhùshūlìshuō, [著書立說], to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)
虚构小说 xūgòuxiǎoshuō, [虛構小說], fiction
见说 jiànshuō, [見說], to hear what was said
话又说回来 huàyòushuōhuílai, [話又說回來], returning to our main topic,.../that said,.../again,.../in this connection/in pa...
话说回来 huàshuōhuílai, [話說回來], returning to our main topic,.../that said,.../again,.../in this connection/in pa...
说一千，道一万 shuōyīqiān,dàoyīwàn, [說一千，道一萬], when all is said and done/at the end of the day
说七说八 shuōqīshuōbā, [說七說八], after all
说上 shuōshàng, [說上], to say/to speak/to talk
说不准 shuōbùzhǔn, [說不準], unable to say/can't say precisely
说不出 shuōbuchū, [說不出], unable to say
说不出话来 shuōbùchūhuàlái, [說不出話來], speechless
说不通 shuōbùtōng, [說不通], it does not make sense
说中 shuōzhòng, [說中], to hit the nail on the head/to predict correctly
说也奇怪 shuōyěqíguài, [說也奇怪], strangely enough/oddly enough/strange to say
说出 shuōchū, [說出], to speak out/to declare (one's view)
说到 shuōdào, [說到], to talk about/to mention/(preposition) as for
说合 shuōhé, [說合], to bring together/to mediate/to arrange a deal
说嘴 shuōzuǐ, [說嘴], to boast
说好 shuōhǎo, [說好], to come to an agreement/to complete negotiations
说岳全传 ShuōYuèQuánzhuàn, [說岳全傳], "The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飛...
说帖 shuōtiě, [說帖], memorandum/note (i.e. written statement)
说废话 shuōfèihuà, [說廢話], to talk nonsense/to bullshit
说得上 shuōdeshàng, [說得上], can be counted or regarded as/to be able to tell or answer/to deserve mention
说得过去 shuōdeguòqù, [說得過去], acceptable/passable/justifiable/(of a course of action) to make sense
说文 Shuōwén, [說文], see 說文解字|说文解字[Shuō wén Jiě zì]
说文解字 ShuōwénJiězì, [說文解字], Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516...
说文解字注 ShuōwénJiězìZhù, [說文解字註], Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁[Duàn Yù cái]
说时迟，那时快 shuōshíchí,nàshíkuài, [說時遲，那時快], (idiom) no sooner said than done/before you know it
说明会 shuōmínghuì, [說明會], information meeting
说曹操曹操就到 shuōCáoCāoCáoCāojiùdào, [說曹操曹操就到], lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives/fig. speak of the devil and he doth ap...
说曹操，曹操到 shuōCáoCāo,CáoCāodào, [說曹操，曹操到], see 說曹操曹操就到|说曹操曹操就到[shuō Cáo Cāo Cáo Cāo jiù dào]
说死 shuōsǐ, [說死], to say definitely/to commit (to a proposition)
说溜嘴 shuōliūzuǐ, [說溜嘴], to make a slip of the tongue
说漏嘴 shuōlòuzuǐ, [說漏嘴], to blurt out/to let slip
说白了 shuōbáile, [說白了], to speak frankly
说着玩 shuōzhewán, [說著玩], to say sth for fun/to be kidding/to joke around
说着玩儿 shuōzhewánr, [說著玩兒], erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩[shuō zhe wán]
说破 shuōpò, [說破], to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc)/to reveal
说葡萄酸 shuōpútaosuān, [說葡萄酸], sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop)/lit. to say grapes are sour when you can'...
说话不当话 shuōhuàbùdànghuà, [說話不當話], to fail to keep to one's word/to break a promise
说话算数 shuōhuàsuànshù, [說話算數], to keep one's promise/to mean what one says
说话算话 shuōhuàsuànhuà, [說話算話], to do as promised/to be as good as one's word/to honor one's word/to mean what o...
说话要算数 shuōhuàyàosuànshù, [說話要算數], promises must be kept
说说而已 shuōshuōéryǐ, [說說而已], nothing serious/just hot air
说谎者 shuōhuǎngzhě, [說謊者], liar
说通 shuōtōng, [說通], to get sb to understand/to persuade
说风凉话 shuōfēngliánghuà, [說風涼話], to sneer/to make cynical remarks/sarcastic talk
谴责小说 qiǎnzéxiǎoshuō, [譴責小說], novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)
辩说 biànshuō, [辯說], to debate/to argue
达尔文学说 Dáěrwénxuéshuō, [達爾文學說], Darwinism
通俗小说 tōngsúxiǎoshuō, [通俗小說], popular fiction/light literature
那还用说 nàháiyòngshuō, [那還用説], that goes without saying
郢书燕说 YǐngshūYānshuō, [郢書燕說], lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it/fig. to misinterpret the original mea...
陈说 chénshuō, [陳說], to state/to assert
非小说 fēixiǎoshuō, [非小說], non-fiction
非洲单源说 Fēizhōudānyuánshuō, [非洲單源說], single origin out of Africa (current mainstream theory of human evolution)
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