说 (說) shuō

  1. shuō verb to say; said; to speak; to talk; speaks
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    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 2015 '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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 8; Kroll 2015 '說' yuè)
  3. shuì verb to persuade
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 劝说 or 说服 (GHC '说' 5; Kroll 2015 '說' shuì; NCCED '说' 5)
  4. shuō verb to teach; to recite; to explain
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 解释 or 说明 (ABC 'shuō' v 2; GHC '说' 1; Kroll 2015 '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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 学说 (ABC 'shuō' bf; GHC '说' 1; Kroll 2015 '說' 3; NCCED '说' 3)
  6. shuō verb to claim; to assert
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 4; Kroll 2015 '說' 3)
  7. shuō noun allocution
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '说' 5; Kroll 2015 '說' 4)
  8. shuō verb to criticize; to scold
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (ABC 'shuō' v 3; NCCED '说' 4)
  9. shuō verb to indicate; to refer to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (ABC 'shuō' v 4; NCCED '说' 6)

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