shui4
to persuade

shuo1
to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心說|日心说 heliocentric theory)

strokes 14
radical
strokes after radical 7
按理说 按理說 an4 li3 shuo1
it is reasonable to say that...

按说 按說 an4 shuo1
in the ordinary course of events; ordinarily; normally

比方说 比方說 bi3 fang5 shuo1
for example; for instance

辩说 辯說 bian4 shuo1
to debate; to argue

不待说 不待說 bu4 dai4 shuo1
needless to say; it goes without saying

不好说 不好說 bu4 hao3 shuo1
hard to say; unpleasant to say; can't be sure

不说自明 不說自明 bu4 shuo1 zi4 ming2
self-explanatory; self-evident (idiom)

不由分说 不由分說 bu4 you2 fen1 shuo1
to allow no explanation

长话短说 長話短說 chang2 hua4 duan3 shuo1
to make a long story short (idiom)

长篇小说 長篇小說 chang2 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
novel

常言说得好 常言說得好 chang2 yan2 shuo1 de5 hao3
as the saying goes; as they say...

剿说 剿說 chao1 shuo1
to plagiarize

陈说 陳說 chen2 shuo1
to state; to assert

称说 稱說 cheng1 shuo1
to declare; to state; to call; to name

成说 成說 cheng2 shuo1
accepted theory or formulation

吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸 吃不到葡萄說葡萄酸 chi1 bu4 dao4 pu2 tao5 shuo1 pu2 tao5 suan1
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop); lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them

痴人说梦 痴人說夢 chi1 ren2 shuo1 meng4
lunatic ravings; nonsense; pipe dream

传说 傳說 chuan2 shuo1
legend; folklore; to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...

达尔文学说 達爾文學說 da2 er3 wen2 xue2 shuo1
Darwinism

打开天窗说亮话 打開天窗說亮話 da3 kai1 tian1 chuang1 shuo1 liang4 hua4
not to mince words; not to beat about the bush

但说无妨 但說無妨 dan4 shuo1 wu2 fang2
there is no harm in saying what one thinks (idiom)

道听途说 道聽途說 dao4 ting1 tu2 shuo1
gossip; hearsay; rumor

地心说 地心說 di4 xin1 shuo1
geocentric theory

短篇小说 短篇小說 duan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
short story

对我来说 對我來說 dui4 wo3 lai2 shuo1
as far as I'm concerned

二话不说 二話不說 er4 hua4 bu4 shuo1
not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection; without demur

二话没说 二話沒說 er4 hua4 mei2 shuo1
see 二話不說|二话不说

反过来说 反過來說 fan3 guo4 lai2 shuo1
on the other hand

非小说 非小說 fei1 xiao3 shuo1
non-fiction

非洲单源说 非洲單源說 fei1 zhou1 dan1 yuan2 shuo1
single origin out of Africa (current mainstream theory of human evolution)

分说 分說 fen1 shuo1
to explain (the difference)

傅说 傅說 fu4 shuo1
Fu Shuo (c. 14th century BC), legendary sage and principal minister of Shang ruler Wu Ding

公说公有理,婆说婆有理 公說公有理,婆說婆有理 gong1 shuo1 gong1 you3 li3 - po2 shuo1 po2 you3 li3
both sides claim they're right (idiom)

古今小说 古今小說 gu3 jin1 xiao3 shuo1
Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙, collection of late Ming baihua 白話|白话 tales published in 1620

关说 關說 guan1 shuo1
to speak for sb; to intercede for sb; to lobby illegally

光说不练 光說不練 guang1 shuo1 bu4 lian4
all talk and no action (idiom); to preach what one does not practice; same as 光說不做|光说不做

光说不做 光說不做 guang1 shuo1 bu4 zuo4
all talk and no action (idiom); to preach what one does not practice

海底扩张说 海底擴張說 hai3 di3 kuo4 zhang1 shuo1
theory of seafloor spreading (geology)

好说 好說 hao3 shuo1
easy to deal with; not a problem; (polite answer) you flatter me

好说歹说 好說歹說 hao3 shuo1 dai3 shuo1
to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom); to reason with sb in every way possible

横说竖说 橫說豎說 heng2 shuo1 shu4 shuo1
to explain sth over and over again; to repeat

胡说 胡說 hu2 shuo1
to talk nonsense; drivel

胡说八道 胡說八道 hu2 shuo1 ba1 dao4
to talk rubbish

胡诌乱说 胡謅亂說 hu2 zhou1 luan4 shuo1
to talk random nonsense (idiom); to say whatever comes into one's head

话说 話說 hua4 shuo1
It is said that ... (at the start of a narrative); to discuss; to recount

话说回来 話說回來 hua4 shuo1 hui2 lai5
returning to our main topic,...; that said,...; again,...; in this connection; in passing; nevertheless,...; anyhow

话又说回来 話又說回來 hua4 you4 shuo1 hui2 lai5
returning to our main topic,...; that said,...; again,...; in this connection; in passing; nevertheless,...; anyhow

换句话说 換句話說 huan4 ju4 hua4 shuo1
in other words

浑天说 渾天說 hun2 tian1 shuo1
geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy

极短篇小说 極短篇小說 ji2 duan3 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
flash fiction

假说 假說 jia3 shuo1
hypothesis

简单地说 簡單地說 jian3 dan1 de5 shuo1
to put it simply; simply put

见说 見說 jian4 shuo1
to hear what was said

解说 解說 jie3 shuo1
to explain; to comment

解说词 解說詞 jie3 shuo1 ci2
a commentary

解说员 解說員 jie3 shuo1 yuan2
commentator

就是说 就是說 jiu4 shi4 shuo1
in other words; that is

就职演说 就職演說 jiu4 zhi2 yan3 shuo1
inaugural speech

举例来说 舉例來說 ju3 li4 lai2 shuo1
for example

据说 據說 ju4 shuo1
it is said that; reportedly

具体说明 具體說明 ju4 ti3 shuo1 ming2
explicit explanation; to specify

科幻小说 科幻小說 ke1 huan4 xiao3 shuo1
science fiction novel

科技惊悚小说 科技驚悚小說 ke1 ji4 jing1 song3 xiao3 shuo1
techno-thriller novel; science fiction thriller

空口说白话 空口說白話 kong1 kou3 shuo1 bai2 hua4
to make empty promises

老实说 老實說 lao3 shi2 shuo1
honestly speaking; to be frank, ...

愣说 愣說 leng4 shuo1
to insist; to allege; to assert

乱说 亂說 luan4 shuo1
to talk drivel; to make irresponsible remarks

漫说 漫說 man4 shuo1
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)

慢说 慢說 man4 shuo1
not to mention ... (i.e. in addition to sth)

没得说 沒得說 mei2 de5 shuo1
really good; excellent

没说的 沒說的 mei2 shuo1 de5
really good

民间传说 民間傳說 min2 jian1 chuan2 shuo1
popular tradition; folk legend

能说会道 能說會道 neng2 shuo1 hui4 dao4
can talk really well (idiom); the gift of the gab

评说 評說 ping2 shuo1
to comment; to evaluate

浅说 淺說 qian3 shuo1
simple introduction; primer

谴责小说 譴責小說 qian3 ze2 xiao3 shuo1
novel of denunciation (according to Lu Xun's 鲁迅 classification)

且不说 且不說 qie3 bu4 shuo1
not to mention; leaving aside

且说 且說 qie3 shuo1
thus

劝说 勸說 quan4 shuo1
to persuade; persuasion; to advise

燃素说 燃素說 ran2 su4 shuo1
phlogiston theory

日心说 日心說 ri4 xin1 shuo1
heliocentric theory; the theory that the sun is at the center of the universe

色情小说 色情小說 se4 qing2 xiao3 shuo1
pornographic novel; dirty book

少说为佳 少說為佳 shao3 shuo1 wei2 jia1
Few words are best.; Brevity is the soul of wit.

申说 申說 shen1 shuo1
to state; to assert

什么好说 什麼好說 shen2 me5 hao3 shuo1
sth pertinent to say

神魔小说 神魔小說 shen2 mo2 xiao3 shuo1
supernatural novel; novel of ghosts and goblins

声说 聲說 sheng1 shuo1
to narrate

实话实说 實話實說 shi2 hua4 shi2 shuo1
to tell the truth; to tell it as it is

史传小说 史傳小說 shi3 zhuan4 xiao3 shuo1
historical novel

是啥说啥 是啥說啥 shi4 sha2 shuo1 sha2
call a spade a spade (idiom)

世说新语 世說新語 shi4 shuo1 xin1 yu3
A New Account of the Tales of the World, collection of anecdotes, conversations, remarks etc of historic personalities, compiled and edited by Liu Yiqing 劉義慶|刘义庆

述说 述說 shu4 shuo1
to recount; to narrate; to give an account of

说客 說客 shui4 ke4
(old) itinerant political adviser; (fig.) lobbyist; go-between; mouthpiece; also pr.

说白了 說白了 shuo1 bai2 le5
to speak frankly

说不出话来 說不出話來 shuo1 bu4 chu1 hua4 lai2
speechless

说不通 說不通 shuo1 bu4 tong1
it does not make sense

说不准 說不準 shuo1 bu4 zhun3
unable to say; can't say precisely

说不出 說不出 shuo1 bu5 chu1
unable to say

说不定 說不定 shuo1 bu5 ding4
can't say for sure; maybe

说不过去 說不過去 shuo1 bu5 guo4 qu4
cannot be justified; inexcusable

说不上 說不上 shuo1 bu5 shang4
to be unable to say or tell; to not be worth mentioning

说曹操,曹操到 說曹操,曹操到 shuo1 cao2 cao1 - cao2 cao1 dao4
see 說曹操曹操就到|说曹操曹操就到

说曹操曹操就到 說曹操曹操就到 shuo1 cao2 cao1 cao2 cao1 jiu4 dao4
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives; fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear

说长道短 說長道短 shuo1 chang2 dao4 duan3
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip

说唱 說唱 shuo1 chang4
speaking and singing, as in various forms of storytelling such as 彈詞|弹词 and 相聲|相声; (music) rapping

说出 說出 shuo1 chu1
to speak out; to declare (one's view)

说辞 說辭 shuo1 ci2
excuse; pretext; entreaties; arguments

说道 說道 shuo1 dao4
to state; to say (the quoted words)

说到做到 說到做到 shuo1 dao4 zuo4 dao4
to be as good as one's word (idiom); to keep one's promise

说道 說道 shuo1 dao5
to discuss; reason (behind sth)

说得过去 說得過去 shuo1 de5 guo4 qu4
acceptable; passable; justifiable; (of a course of action) to make sense

说得上 說得上 shuo1 de5 shang4
can be counted or regarded as; to be able to tell or answer; to deserve mention

说定 說定 shuo1 ding4
to agree on; to settle on

说动 說動 shuo1 dong4
to persuade

说法 說法 shuo1 fa3
to expound Buddhist teachings

说法 說法 shuo1 fa5
way of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation

说废话 說廢話 shuo1 fei4 hua4
to talk nonsense; to bullshit

说风凉话 說風涼話 shuo1 feng1 liang2 hua4
to sneer; to make cynical remarks; sarcastic talk

说服 說服 shuo1 fu2
to persuade; to convince; to talk sb over; Taiwan pr.

说服力 說服力 shuo1 fu2 li4
persuasiveness

说好 說好 shuo1 hao3
to come to an agreement; to complete negotiations

说合 說合 shuo1 he2
to bring together; to mediate; to arrange a deal

说话 說話 shuo1 hua4
to speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word

说话不当话 說話不當話 shuo1 hua4 bu4 dang4 hua4
to fail to keep to one's word; to break a promise

说话算话 說話算話 shuo1 hua4 suan4 hua4
to do as promised; to be as good as one's word; to honor one's word; to mean what one says

说话算数 說話算數 shuo1 hua4 suan4 shu4
to keep one's promise; to mean what one says

说话要算数 說話要算數 shuo1 hua4 yao4 suan4 shu4
promises must be kept

说谎 說謊 shuo1 huang3
to lie; to tell an untruth

说谎者 說謊者 shuo1 huang3 zhe3
liar

说教 說教 shuo1 jiao4
to preach

说来话长 說來話長 shuo1 lai2 hua4 chang2
start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly

说了算 說了算 shuo1 le5 suan4
to have the final say; to be the one in charge

说理 說理 shuo1 li3
to reason; to argue logically

说溜嘴 說溜嘴 shuo1 liu1 zui3
to make a slip of the tongue

说漏嘴 說漏嘴 shuo1 lou4 zui3
to blurt out; to let slip

说媒 說媒 shuo1 mei2
to act as a matchmaker

说明 說明 shuo1 ming2
to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption

说明会 說明會 shuo1 ming2 hui4
information meeting

说明书 說明書 shuo1 ming2 shu1
(technical) manual; (book of) directions; synopsis (of a play or film); specification (patent)

说破 說破 shuo1 po4
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc); to reveal

说葡萄酸 說葡萄酸 shuo1 pu2 tao5 suan1
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop); lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them

说七说八 說七說八 shuo1 qi1 shuo1 ba1
after all

说起 說起 shuo1 qi3
to mention; to bring up (a subject); with regard to; as for

说亲 說親 shuo1 qin1
to act as a matchmaker

说情 說情 shuo1 qing2
to intercede; to plead for sb else

说三道四 說三道四 shuo1 san1 dao4 si4
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom); to criticize; gossip

说上 說上 shuo1 shang4
to say; to speak; to talk

说时迟,那时快 說時遲,那時快 shuo1 shi2 chi2 - na4 shi2 kuai4
(idiom) no sooner said than done; before you know it

说实话 說實話 shuo1 shi2 hua4
to speak the truth; truth to tell; frankly

说是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 shuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 - er2 zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4
see 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事|说是一回事,做又是另外一回事

说是一回事,做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,做又是另外一回事 shuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 - zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4
Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)

说书 說書 shuo1 shu1
folk art consisting of storytelling to music

说说而已 說說而已 shuo1 shuo1 er2 yi3
nothing serious; just hot air

说说 說說 shuo1 shuo5
to say sth

说帖 說帖 shuo1 tie3
memorandum; note (i.e. written statement)

说通 說通 shuo1 tong1
to get sb to understand; to persuade

说文 說文 shuo1 wen2
see 說文解字|说文解字

说文解字 說文解字 shuo1 wen2 jie3 zi4
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century

说文解字注 說文解字註 shuo1 wen2 jie3 zi4 zhu4
Commentary on Shuowen Jiezi (1815) by Duan Yucai 段玉裁

说笑 說笑 shuo1 xiao4
to chat and laugh; to crack jokes; to banter

说一不二 說一不二 shuo1 yi1 bu4 er4
to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word

说岳全传 說岳全傳 shuo1 yue4 quan2 zhuan4
"The Story of Yue Fei", biography of Song dynasty patriot and general Yue Fei 岳飛|岳飞

说着玩 說著玩 shuo1 zhe5 wan2
to say sth for fun; to be kidding; to joke around

说着玩儿 說著玩兒 shuo1 zhe5 wan2 er5
erhua variant of 說著玩|说着玩

说嘴 說嘴 shuo1 zui3
to boast

俗话说 俗話說 su2 hua4 shuo1
as the proverb says; as they say...

诉说 訴說 su4 shuo1
to recount; to tell of; to relate; (fig.) (of a thing) to stand as testament to (some past history)

虽说 雖說 sui1 shuo1
though; although

太极图说 太極圖說 tai4 ji2 tu2 shuo1
philosophical book by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dunyi 周敦頤|周敦颐, starting from an interpretation of the Book of Changes

谈情说爱 談情說愛 tan2 qing2 shuo1 ai4
to murmur endearments (idiom); to get into a romantic relationship

谈天说地 談天說地 tan2 tian1 shuo1 di4
to talk endlessly; talking of anything under the sun

听说 聽說 ting1 shuo1
to hear (sth said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking

通俗小说 通俗小說 tong1 su2 xiao3 shuo1
popular fiction; light literature

图解说明 圖解說明 tu2 jie3 shuo1 ming2
explanatory diagram

推理小说 推理小說 tui1 li3 xiao3 shuo1
murder mystery (novel); whodunit

推说 推說 tui1 shuo1
to plead; to claim as an excuse

妄说 妄說 wang4 shuo1
to talk irresponsibly; ridiculous presumption talk

微型小说 微型小說 wei1 xing2 xiao3 shuo1
flash fiction

无话可说 無話可說 wu2 hua4 ke3 shuo1
to have nothing to say (idiom)

武侠小说 武俠小說 wu3 xia2 xiao3 shuo1
a martial arts (wuxia) novel

戏说 戲說 xi4 shuo1
dramatic form consisting of historical narration; history as jocular narrative; to stretch history for a joking story; amusing story with strained interpretations of history; to make an unreasonable comparison in jest

细说 細說 xi4 shuo1
to tell in detail

戏说剧 戲說劇 xi4 shuo1 ju4
period costume drama (on TV)

瞎说 瞎說 xia1 shuo1
to talk drivel; to assert sth without a proper understanding or basis in fact; not to know what one is talking about

现身说法 現身說法 xian4 shen1 shuo1 fa3
to talk from one's personal experience; to use oneself as an example

小说 小說 xiao3 shuo1
novel; fiction

小说家 小說家 xiao3 shuo1 jia1
School of Minor-talks, one of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家 during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

小说家 小說家 xiao3 shuo1 jia1
novelist

小小说 小小說 xiao3 xiao3 shuo1
flash fiction

邪说 邪說 xie2 shuo1
harmful teachings; evil doctrine

信口胡说 信口胡說 xin4 kou3 hu2 shuo1
to speak without thinking; to blurt sth out

虚构小说 虛構小說 xu1 gou4 xiao3 shuo1
fiction

絮说 絮說 xu4 shuo1
to chatter endlessly

学说 學說 xue2 shuo1
theory; doctrine

哑巴吃黄连,有苦说不出 啞巴吃黃連,有苦說不出 ya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2 - you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1
to be forced to suffer in silence (idiom); unable to speak of one's bitter suffering; sometimes written 啞子吃黃連,有苦說不出|哑子吃黄连,有苦说不出

严格来说 嚴格來說 yan2 ge2 lai2 shuo1
strictly speaking

言情小说 言情小說 yan2 qing2 xiao3 shuo1
romantic fiction

演说 演說 yan3 shuo1
speech; to deliver a speech

演说者 演說者 yan3 shuo1 zhe3
orator; speaker

要说 要說 yao4 shuo1
as for; when it comes to

也就是说 也就是說 ye3 jiu4 shi4 shuo1
in other words; that is to say; so; thus

一般来说 一般來說 yi1 ban1 lai2 shuo1
generally speaking

一般说来 一般說來 yi1 ban1 shuo1 lai2
generally speaking; in general

一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 - bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3
It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.

一说 一說 yi1 shuo1
an expression of opinion; according to some

异说 異說 yi4 shuo1
different opinion; dissident view; absurd remark

影射小说 影射小說 ying3 she4 xiao3 shuo1
roman à clef

郢书燕说 郢書燕說 ying3 shu1 yan1 shuo1
lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it; fig. to misinterpret the original meaning; to pile up errors; refers to the letter from capital 郢 of 楚 in which the inadvertent words "hold up the candle" are mistaken by the minister of 燕 as "promote the wise"

游说 遊說 you2 shui4
to lobby; to campaign; to promote (an idea, a product); (old) to visit various rulers and promote one's political ideas (in the Warring States period)

游说集团 遊說集團 you2 shui4 ji2 tuan2
lobby group

游说团 游說團 you2 shui4 tuan2
lobby group

游说团体 游說團體 you2 shui4 tuan2 ti3
lobby group

游戏说 遊戲說 you2 xi4 shuo1
theory of free play (in Kant's philosophy)

有话快说 有話快說 you3 hua4 kuai4 shuo1
spit it out!

有话要说 有話要說 you3 hua4 yao4 shuo1
to speak one's mind

有苦说不出 有苦說不出 you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1
having unspeakable bitter suffering; (often used after 啞巴吃黃連|哑巴吃黄连)

有说服力 有說服力 you3 shuo1 fu2 li4
convincing

有说有笑 有說有笑 you3 shuo1 you3 xiao4
talking and laughing; to jest; cheerful and lively

杂说 雜說 za2 shuo1
scattered essays; various opinions; different manners of speaking

灾变说 災變說 zai1 bian4 shuo1
catastrophism (theory that geological changes are brought about by catastrophes such as the biblical flood)

再活化假说 再活化假說 zai4 huo2 hua4 jia3 shuo1
reactivation hypothesis

再说 再說 zai4 shuo1
to say again; to put off a discussion until later; moreover; what's more; besides

怎么说呢 怎麼說呢 zen3 me5 shuo1 ne5
Why is that?; How come?

站着说话不腰疼 站著說話不腰疼 zhan4 zhe5 shuo1 hua4 bu4 yao1 teng2
it's all very well to talk, but getting things done is another matter (idiom); to be an armchair expert; to blabber on

章回小说 章回小說 zhang1 hui2 xiao3 shuo1
novel in chapters, main format for long novels from the Ming onwards, with each chapter headed by a summary couplet

招股说明书 招股說明書 zhao1 gu3 shuo1 ming2 shu1
prospectus

照说 照說 zhao4 shuo1
normally; ordinarily speaking

睁眼说瞎话 睜眼說瞎話 zheng1 yan3 shuo1 xia1 hua4
to lie through one's teeth (idiom); to talk drivel

睁着眼睛说瞎话 睜著眼睛說瞎話 zheng1 zhe5 yan3 jing1 shuo1 xia1 hua4
to lie through one's teeth (idiom); to talk drivel

只说不做 只說不做 zhi3 shuo1 bu4 zuo4
to be all talk and no action

中国小说史略 中國小說史略 zhong1 guo2 xiao3 shuo1 shi3 lve4
Concise History of the Chinese Novel by Lu Xun 鲁迅

中篇小说 中篇小說 zhong1 pian1 xiao3 shuo1
novella

众说 眾說 zhong4 shuo1
various ideas; diverse opinions

众说纷揉 眾說紛揉 zhong4 shuo1 fen1 rou2
lit. diverse opinions confused and divided (idiom); opinions differ; controversial matters

众说纷纭 眾說紛紜 zhong4 shuo1 fen1 yun2
opinions differ (idiom)

众说郛 眾說郛 zhong4 shuo1 fu2
hub for diverse opinions

著书立说 著書立說 zhu4 shu1 li4 shuo1
to write a book advancing one's theory (idiom)

自不必说 自不必說 zi4 bu4 bi4 shuo1
to not need dwell on (idiom)

自圆其说 自圓其說 zi4 yuan2 qi2 shuo1
to make a story or theory consistent; to give a plausible explanation; to plug the holes in one's story

总的来说 總的來說 zong3 de5 lai2 shuo1
generally speaking; to sum up; in summary; in short

总体上说 總體上說 zong3 ti3 shang4 shuo1
looking at the big picture; all in all; all things considered

走自己的路,让人家去说 走自己的路,讓人家去說 zou3 zi4 ji3 de5 lu4 - rang4 ren2 jia1 qu4 shuo1
Go your own way, let others say what they like. (popular modern cliche); Do it my way.