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说 (說) shuō yuè shuì

  1. shuō verb to say / said / to speak / to talk / speaks
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: In this sense 说 means the same as 告诉. 说 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese (ABC 'shuō' v 1; GHC '说' 2; Kroll '說' 1; NCCED '说' 1). For example, 她低声的说 'She said in a low voice.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176)
  2. yuè verb to relax / to enjoy / to be delighted
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 8; Kroll '說' yuè)
  3. shuì verb to persuade
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 劝说 or 说服 (GHC '说' 5; Kroll '說' shuì; NCCED '说' 5)
  4. shuō verb to teach / to recite / to explain
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 解释 or 说明 (ABC 'shuō' v 2; GHC '说' 1; Kroll '說' 2; NCCED '说' 2) Etymology: 說,釋也。从言、兌。一曰談說。(Shuo Wen) to explain, from 言 with duì 兑 as phonetic (Norman 1988, p. 69)
  5. shuō noun a doctrine / a theory
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 学说 (ABC 'shuō' bf; GHC '说' 1; Kroll '說' 3; NCCED '说' 3)
  6. shuō verb to claim / to assert
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 4; Kroll '說' 3)
  7. shuō noun allocution
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 5; Kroll '說' 4)
  8. shuō verb to criticize / to scold
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
    Notes: (ABC 'shuō' v 3; NCCED '说' 4)
  9. shuō verb to indicate / to refer to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: (ABC 'shuō' v 4; NCCED '说' 6)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《老子韓非列傳》 Biographies of Laozi and Han Fei 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 18
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 18
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《范睢蔡澤列傳》 Biographies of Fan Sui and Cai Ze 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《李斯列傳》 Biography of Li Si 15
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 15
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句下》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong II 14

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
说骖 說驂 使子貢說驂而賻之 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 3

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
时寒冰 文学 Literature - Fragment g (2016-02-04) in Media articles 2
猴年 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment a (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
猴年 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment b (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
猴年 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment c (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
猴年 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment d (2016-01-30) in Media articles 2
Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 5
不能那么 Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
9. 《子罕》 Zi Han in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
無罪 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
使子貢 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
執政而後 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
淳于髡 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
死生 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
滋味 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 6
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 7
《屮部》 Chè Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1