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    shuō     to say / said / to speak / to talk / speaks

Traditional: 說
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Grammar: Verb
Notes: In this sense 说 means the same as 告诉. 说 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese (ABC 'shuō' v 1; GHC '说' 2; Kroll '說' 1; NCCED '说' 1). For example, 她低声的说 'She said in a low voice.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176)
Related: 说完Verb-complement phrase)、说对Verb-complement phrase)、说清楚Verb-complement phrase)、说错Verb-complement phrase
Parent concept: 语言 (Language)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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