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说来话长。Shuō lái huà cháng. It cannot explain all that in just a few words; It's a long story.

Posted by Cici Huang on 16. Mar 2012

用法说明“说来话长”表示事情很复杂,不是几句话就能说清楚。

“说来话长” (shuō lái huà cháng)usually indicates something is so complicated that cannot be explained all in just a few words.

例句1、甲:你不是打算去英国留学吗?怎么突然改变主意了? Jiă: Nǐ búshì dǎsuàn qù yYīngguó liúxué ma? Zěnme tūrán gǎibiàn zhǔyi le? A: Aren’t you planning to study abroad in Britian? Why do you suddenly change your mind?

乙:哎,这事说来话长,以后有时间慢慢跟你说。 Yǐ: āi, zhè shì shuō lái huà cháng, yǐhòu yǒu shíjiān mànman gēn nǐshuō. B: It is a long story. I will tell you later.

2、甲:你能跟我说说这次去北京的感受吗? Jiă: Nǐ néng gēn wǒ shuōshuo zhè cì qù Běijīng de gǎnshòu ma? A: Can you tell me how about your trip to Beijing?

乙:说来话长,总的来说收获很大! Yǐ: Shuō lái huà cháng. Zǒngde láishuōshōuhuò hěn dà! B: It would take long to tell in full. But generally speaking I learned a lot!




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