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shuō míng
v./n. to explain, to account for, to illustrate; to show, to prove; explanation, illustration, instruction

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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yào hé shàng yǒu fú yào shuō míng .
phr. On the medicine container are the usage instructions.
shuō míng shū
n. user's manual
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lǎo shī jǔ le lìng wài yí gè lì zi lái shuō míng zhè gè wèn tí .
phr. The teacher gave another example to illustrate this question.
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qíng jǔ gè lì zi shuō míng zhè jiàn shì de lì hài guān xi
phr. Please explain this thing's advantage and disadvantage with an example.
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tiān qì yù bào shuō míng tiān huì xià xuě
phr. The weather forecast said it's going to snow tomorrow.
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xuǎn kè qián qǐng xiān yuè dú yǐ xià kè chéng shuō míng .
phr. Please read the course description before you register for that class.
tú piàn shuō míng
n. illustration, description of a picture
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zhè bén xiǎo cè zi xiáng jìn de shuō míng le zhè tái jī qì de xìng néng .
phr. This brochure fully explains the characteristics of the machine.
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tā è yào shuō míng le tā jiāng lái de dǎ suàn
phr. He outlined his plans for the future.
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tā wèn nǐ wèn tí shuō míng tā kàn de qí nǐ , nǐ bú yào zhè me bú nài fán .
phr. The fact that he asks you questions means that he thinks high of you, and you should not be so impatient.
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tā bǎ zhè jiàn shì de yuán yīn gěi dà jiā shuō míng le yí xià .
phr. He explained the cause of this incident to everyone.
shuō míng kǎ
nphr. instruction card
shuō míng huì
nphr. information session
jǔ lì shuō míng
phr. to explain with an example