The Chinese word “说话” means “to speak” or “to talk”. It is a verb that is commonly used in everyday conversation to refer to the act of communicating verbally with others. For example, you might say “我正在和朋友说话” which means “I am talking with my friends”. The word is made up of two characters: “说” which means “to say” or “to speak” and “话” which means “words” or “speech”. Together, they form a word that is essential for expressing oneself in Chinese.
Verb: to speak, to talk, to gossip
|你为什么不说话？||nǐ wèi shén me bù shuō huà?||Why aren’t you speaking?|
|我们需要好好说话||wǒ men xū yào hǎo hǎo shuō huà||We need to have a good conversation|
|她总是喜欢说话||tā zǒng shì xǐ huān shuō huà||She always likes to talk|
|请不要打断我的话||qǐng bù yào dǎ duàn wǒ de huà||Please don’t interrupt me|
|他很善于说话||tā hěn shàn yú shuō huà||He is very good at speaking|
|我们需要学会如何说话||wǒ men xū yào xué huì rú hé shuō huà||We need to learn how to speak|
|她说话声音很温柔||tā shuō huà shēng yīn hěn wēn róu||Her voice is very gentle when she speaks|
|他不太喜欢说话，但是很善于倾听||tā bù tài xǐ huān shuō huà, dàn shì hěn shàn yú qīng tīng||He doesn’t like to talk much, but he is very good at listening|
说话 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.