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English Definitionspeech; to deliver a speech
Simplified Script演说
Traditional Script演說
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄢˇ ㄕㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jin2syut3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
yǎnto develop; to evolve; to practice; to perform; to play; to act
shuōto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
演出yǎnchūto act (in a play); to perform; to put on (a performance); performance; concert; show
演员yǎnyuánactor or actress; performer
演习yǎnxímaneuver; exercise; practice; to maneuver
演讲yǎnjiǎnglecture; to give a speech
演唱yǎnchàngsung performance; to sing for an audience
Words With Same Tail Word    
听说tīngshuōto hear (something said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
小说xiǎoshuōnovel; fiction
据说jùshuōit is said that; reportedly
传说chuánshuōlegend; folklore; tradition; it is said; they say that...
再说zàishuōto say again; to put off a discussion until later; moreover; what's more; besides
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