1. 说 is the 24th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 91 words.
  4. appears as a component in 0 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (speech), (eight/divide), (mouth), (legs)
Graphical :
=> , , , , 丿,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. shui4 - to canvass/to persuade/see 遊說|游说[you2 shui4], to canvass and 說客|说客[shui4 ke4], persuasive speaker
  2. shuo1 - to speak/to say/to explain/to scold/to tell off/a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 说 (shui4): The component 兑 is pronounced as 'dui4'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency

传说 (傳說)

Medium Frequency

来说 (來說)
小说 (小說)
据说 (據說)
听说 (聽說)
解说 (解說)
诉说 (訴說)
说不定 (說不定)
说出 (說出)
说好 (說好)
说明 (說明)
说服 (說服)
说法 (說法)
说话 (說話)
说说 (說說)
说谎 (說謊)
说起 (說起)
说道 (說道)
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
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