Meaning and pronunciation of 说

Simplified character
Traditional character

Definition

shuō

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

HSK levels

Components

  • (yán): speech
  • (duì): to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing swamp; ☱;

Sentences examples with 说

  • 我会说汉语。
    Wǒ huì shuō hànyǔ.
  • 喂?你请说话!
    Wèi? Nǐ qǐng shuōhuà!
  • 中国人说汉语。
    Zhōngguó rén shuō hànyǔ.
  • 你听我说,好吗?
    Nǐ tīng wǒ shuō, hǎo ma?
  • 他和王先生说话呢。
    Tā hé wáng xiānshēng shuōhuà ne.

Words containing 说, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

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

HSK 2 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list