shuō
v. speak, say; explain; criticize; try to influence sb. to do...; refer to; perform
Other meanings
[shuì]   char. persuade, canvass
[shuō]   char. teaching, theory, doctrine
    speech (for )
    to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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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nǐ shuō de fēi cháng duì .
phr. What you've said is totally right.
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wǒ shuō le yí gè xiǎo shí , dàn shì réng rán méi yǒu rén lí jiě .
phr. I've been talking for an hour, but nobody understood me yet.
shuō qíng
v. intercede for someone, plead for mercy for someone
shuō shū
v. folk art consisting of story-telling to music
kě zhēn shì méi de shuō ya
phr. (term of complimenting) there is really nothing to criticize about, it's really almost perfect
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tā xiā bāi le bàn tiān , yě méi shuō míng bai
phr. He talked for a long time, but failed to explain things clearly.
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tā yòu chí dào le , ní děi shuō shuo tā
phr. He is late again. You have to scold him (about this).
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nǐ shì zài shuō wǒ ma ?
phr. Are you referring to me?
shuō xiàng sheng
phr. to perform crosstalk