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英[seɪ] 美[seɪ]

vi.说,讲;表明,宣称;表达;假设;约莫

vt.表明;念;说明;比方说

n.[U]发言权,决定权;说话;要说的话

[第三人称单数] says

[动词时态]saying   said   said

【常用短语】

I dare say   我想(=I daresay)

that is to say   就是;即;换言之

to say the least   毫不夸张地说

【单词例句】

◇ She said, "I want my child to be white as this cloth, white as the snow.

---- Snow White

◇ And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way, ‘Do cats eat bats?

---- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1)

◇ One of the slippers she could not find, and a boy seized upon the other and ran away with it, saying that he could use it as a cradle, when he had children of his own.

---- The Little Match Girl

said the poor creature.

---- The Ugly Duckling

◇ It said, "Why are you weeping, princess?

---- The Frog Prince

◇ People were moved when they read that the survivors comforted each other by saying “Congratulations!

---- A Horrible Earthquake

◇ As the hostess, she said fibres benefited customers' digestion the most.

---- Balanced Diet

◇ She often refers to the connection between her achievement and Lin Qiaozhi, and says that her poor childhood is the bond between her and the poor.

---- A Woman Doctor-Lina

◇ and as of any other king or emperor, one is accustomed to say, "he is sitting in council," it was always said of him, "The Emperor is sitting in his wardrobe.

---- The Emperor's New Suit

◇ Suddenly a large old carriage drove up, and a large old lady sat in it: she looked at the little girl, felt compassion for her, and then said to the clergyman: "Here, give me the little girl.

---- The Red Shoes

◇ She said she was a real Princess.

---- The Real Princess

◇ But without positive evidence, people suspected and rejected his view, saying the theory he put forward made no sense.

---- A Strange Disease

◇ Some conventional scholars who were allergic to abstract art said it was evidently ridiculous and neither art nor geometry.

---- Abstract Art

◇ With warmth transformed from sunlight,He said he could forever fly;

---- A Russian Poem

◇ Witnesses said their anecdotes reflected a magic dimension of the relationship between humans and animals.

---- Mark and a Seal

◇ When interviewed, the scientist stared at the decorations on the ceiling, thinking for a while, and then said, “I’m not in favour of any arbitrary assumption, but undertaking cloning does differ from the straightforward procedure of making loafs out of flour.

---- Be Careful about Cloning

◇ The ambassador uncomfortably gave her a handful of pence from his wallet and said, “Take this fortune away, troublesome woman.

---- Pronunciation and Status

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