Today’s word of the day is 说 (shuō) which is a verb that means to talk. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 说 (shuō).
听说 (tīng shuō) To hear
The first word is 听说 (tīng shuō) which means to hear. Let’s look at each character of this word, 听 means to listen and 说 means to speak. A way of using it in a sentence is 听说他爸爸很有钱。(Tīng shuō tā bàba hěn yǒu qián.) I heard his father is very rich.
说话 (shuō huà) To speak
Another word we can create with 说is 说话 (shuō huà). This is a verb that means to speak. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 说 means to talk and 话means words. A way of using it in a sentence is 你怎么不说话? (Nǐ zěnme bù shuōhuà?) What don’t you speak?
胡说 (hú shuō) To speak nonsense
Finally, we can create the word 胡说 (hú shuō) which means to speak nonsense. A way of using it in a sentence is 你完全是胡说! (Nǐ wánquán shì húshuō!) You are totally talking nonsense!