shuō shí huà
phr. frankly speaking, to tell the truth
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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.
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shuō shí huà , tā chàng gē yě bù zěn me yàng .
phr. To tell the truth, his singing is just so-so.
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wó zhǐ shì shuō shí huà ér yǐ , méi yóu biǎn dī nǐ de yì sī .
phr. I just told the truth. I don't have any intention to debase you.