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说 shuō: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

说 (shuō) English Meaning

  • to speak
  • to say
  • to explain
  • to scold
  • to tell off
  • a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 说!
    Say it.
  • 我没说。
    Wǒ méi shuō.
    I didn’t say it.
  • 我能说。
    Wǒ néng shuō.
    I’m able to speak.
  • 请说可以!
    Qǐng shuō kěyǐ!
    Please say ‘yes’!
  • 用英语说。
    Yòng yīngyǔ shuō.
    Say it in English.
  • 我不能说。
    Wǒ bùnéng shuō.
    I cannot say.

Stroke Order & Character Components

说 (shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说/Rìxīnshuō heliocentric theory)

  • (yán): speech
  • (duì): to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 (bā guà), symbolizing swamp; ☱
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