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English Definitionto speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
Simplified Script说话
Traditional Script說話
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄛ ㄏㄨㄚˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)syut3waa6
Part of Speech(动宾式) verb object
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
shuōto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)
huàdialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what somebody said

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
说明shuōmíngto explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption
说法shuōfaway of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation
说谎shuōhuǎngto lie; to tell an untruth
说起来shuōqǐ láiput it this way
说不定shuō bùdìngcan't say for sure; maybe
Words With Same Tail Word    
电话diànhuàtelephone; phone call; phone number
打电话dǎ diànhuàto make a telephone call
讲话jiǎnghuàa speech; to speak; to talk; to address
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