- 说 [shuō]
- （用话表达） speak; talk; say:
talk much but do little; 说得多做得少
That's putting it too mildly. 那未免说得太轻了。- （解释） explain:
He explained and explained, but I still couldn't understand. 他说了又说，我还是不懂。
I told him how and he caught on at once. 我一说他就明白了。- （责备; 批评） scold; criticize:
The mother gave her child a scolding for his wrongdoing. 孩子做错了事，母亲说了他一顿。
- （言论; 主张） theory; teachings; doctrine:
write books to expound a theory; 著书立说
strange and false doctrine 异端邪说
- 说 [shuì]
- （说服别人听从自己的意见） try to persuade:
go around urging rulers to adopt one's political views; peddle an idea; drum up support for a scheme or plan 游说
You are just saying that.
In the fullness of his joy, he could hardly speak.
What are you talking about?
What makes you say so?
Easier said than done.
Do you speak English?
Could you speak slower?
I can't tell.