DIALOGUE  對話

MUTUAL ADDRESSING EXCHANGED between those who MUTUALLY LISTEN.
CONVERSECHATCOMMUNICATECONFABULATECONVERSATIONTALKDISCUSSIONINTERCHANGEDISCOURSECHATTÊTE-À-TÊTEHEART-TO-HEARTINFORMAL CONFABCHINWAGFORMAL COLLOQUYCONFABULATIONRHDIALOGUS
Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for engaging in familiar informal conversation is yǔ 語 (ant. mò 默 "say nothing").

2. Biàn 辯 refers sometimes to discussion or exchange of views typically among equals. See DISCUSS

3. Tán 談 refers to informal chatter or unrespectable intellectual dialogue.

4. Jiǎng 講 refers to the discussion of important subjects in the context of informal conversation, typically among equals. See EXPLAIN

Modern Chinese Criteria

會話 is the current modern word for a conversation.

對話 refers in a more formal way to a dialogue or exchange of views.

對白 refers specifically to dialogue in plays or operas.

洽談

交流

商談

交談

敘談

攀談

搭腔

過話

交口

面談

晤談

接談

淺談

泛泛而談

懇談

交心

談心

促膝談心

娓娓而談

暢談

傾談

暢敘

夜雨對床

對床夜雨

抵掌而談

舌無留言

暢所欲言

漫談

縱談

密談

密語

閑語

私語

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

APRESJAN 2004 Novyj objasnitel'nyj Slovar' Sinonimov Russkogo Jazyka 923

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 2.226

GRACE ZHANG 2010 Using Chinese Synonyms 220

BARCK 2010 Ästhetische Grundbegriffe 6.260

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 76B

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 23
  • nab : 10
  • vtoN : 7
  • nm : 6
  • NPab : 6
  • VPi : 5
  • vttoN1:postvtoN2 : 2
  • vttoN1.+N2 : 1
  • vtpost-.VtoN : 1
  • vt(oN) : 1
  • VPtoN : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 28
  • 管子 : 5
  • 莊子 : 4
  • 論語 : 3
  • 史記 : 3
  • 春秋左傳 : 2
  • 禮記 : 2
  • 論衡 : 2
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 淮南子 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1
  • 妙法蓮華經 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1
  • 六祖壇經 : 1

Words

   yǔ OC: ŋaʔ MC: ŋi̯ɤ 24 Attributions

The current general word for engaging in familiar informal conversation is yǔ 語 (ant. mò 默 "say nothing").

  • nmtalk; utterances (often derogatory)
  • viactconverse; engage in conversation
  • vt(oN)engage in dialogue with someone contextually determinate
  • vtoNtalk with, engage in conversation with 相語, 與x共語
  • vtoNpassivebe conversed with
  • vtpost-.VtoNengage in a dialogue with N
  • vttoN1:postvtoN2talk to
  • vttoN1.+N2talk (to someone N1) about (something N2) in conversation
   tán OC: ɡ-laam MC: dɑm 24 Attributions

Tán 談 refers to informal chatter or unrespectable intellectual dialogue.

  • nabactconversation, public dialogue
  • viactchatter along, talk away; argue away; talk publicly; engage in conversation
  • vtoNto talk about, chat about; converse about; engage in public conversation about
言談   yán tán OC: ŋan ɡ-laam MC: ŋi̯ɐn dɑm 11 Attributions
  • NPabactpublic discussion and talk; current public discussion; open discussion
  • VPiactengage in public discussion or dialogue
   yán OC: ŋan MC: ŋi̯ɐn 2 Attributions
  • nabactwords uttered in conversation, dinner talk
   biàn OC: brenʔ MC: biɛn 1 Attribution

Biàn 辯 refers sometimes to discussion or exchange of views typically among equals. See DISCUSS

  • nabactdiscussion
  • viactengage in discussions
共語   gòng yǔ OC: ɡoŋs ŋaʔ MC: gi̯oŋ ŋi̯ɤ 1 Attribution
  • VPtoNengage in dialogue with
   jiǎng OC: krooŋʔ MC: kɣɔŋ 0 Attributions

Jiǎng 講 refers to the discussion of important subjects in the context of informal conversation, typically among equals. See EXPLAIN

    合語    OC:  MC:  0 Attributions
    • VPiactengage in dialogue
    相與語   xiāng yǔ yǔ OC: sqaŋ k-laʔ ŋaʔ MC: si̯ɐŋ ji̯ɤ ŋi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
    • VPiacttalk together
       chū OC: khljud MC: tɕhʷit 0 Attributions
    • nabactone exchange in the tradition of qingtan "pure conversation" consisting of a proposition and an objection to it

    Existing SW for

    Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: