却说

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 卻說

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin quèshuō
Zhuyin ㄑㄩㄝˋ ㄕㄨㄛ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰɥ̯œ⁵¹ ʂu̯ɔ⁵⁵/

Verb[edit]

却说 (simplified, Pinyin quèshuō, traditional 卻說)

  1. (archaic) Let us now speak for a moment about; Let us now turn to

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In earlier times, an author would frequently use this expression to indicate the end of one story line, and the beginning of another.