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shuō lái
phr. to speak of; speaking of

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
yán gé shuō lái
phr. strictly speaking (same as 严格来说)
yì bān shuō lái
phr. generally speaking, in general
shuō lái huà cháng
idiom. cannot explain it in just a few words; it's a long story to tell
shuō lái yé qiǎo
phr. strangely enough, as it happened, as luck would have it
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ní yǒu shén me háo zhǔ yi, shuō lái tīng ting .
phr. What kind of good idea do you have? Do speak and let me (or us) hear.
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shuō lái huà cháng, bù shuō yě bà .
phr. It's a long story, so never mind -- let's not talk about it.
nà me shuō lái
phr. speaking in that way, if (the topic) is approached in that way