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English Definitionto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)
See alsoshuì to persuade
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Pinyinshuō
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄕㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)syut3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
说明shuōmíngto explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption
说话shuōhuàto speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
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
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
演说yǎnshuōspeech; to deliver a speech
传说chuánshuōlegend; folklore; tradition; it is said; they say that...
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