The English meaning of 1 to speak2 to say3 to explain4 to scold5 to tell off6 a theory (typically the last character in a compound, as in 日心說|日心说 heliocentric theory)
Yesterday, he read the most interesting novel.
It is said that the weather on the mountain changes easily.
This book is too difficult for you to read.
Father would often read detective stories in his spare time.
This means that others can only come to know you and like you by listening to what you say.
Why are you saying you want to walk in the park?
It's hard to say what the weather will be like tomorrow.
I have been busy writing a short story.
He said he did not enter the room, which was a lie.
They say that she was born in Germany.
It is said that his father died in a foreign country.
A stranger spoke to me in the bus.
The teacher cannot have said such a thing.
Everybody knew she could speak English well.
As far as I'm concerned, she's a complete stranger.
No matter how often I tell her, she keeps making the same mistake.
The man sitting next to me spoke to me.
It is cruel of him to say such things to her.
In the light of what you told us, I think we should revise our plan.
He cannot buy a car, still less a house.
What do you say to dining out tonight?
It is said that "Hamlet" is the most interesting play ever written.