The Wenlin dictionary translates 会说 as "talker", but the meaning of talker in Harrap's dictionary is bad. Should 会说 be translated as "narrator"?
be able to
C: 你會說普通話嗎? / 你會普通話嗎?
E: Do you speak Mandarin?
talker is similar to
很會說(good at talk) or
narrator in Chinese is
Colloquially, we can say
A: 你真是&@#^$#& (something dirty)
A: you are fuxxxx....
B: 哇,你真會說 (frivolous)
B: wow, you are so mean.
会说 can mean “is a talker” as in “can speak (well)”, but it can have other meanings too. The basic idea is: “会说 = can + speak”.
Sometimes it needs to be treated as a single word, sometimes as two separate words. (Edit: it seems to occur more often as two separate words than as a single word.) This distinction can be seen in Pinyin (but the Hanzi do not give this distinction). I believe it can usually by heard too in speech, but my oral Chinese isn’t so good so I’m not sure!
Here a few examples I got from an app on my phone (Pleco), with some more translations into English & French of my own. I added the French as in the first comment (to TomN’s answer) it looks like the user “faure” is more familiar with French.
- 你真会说。 | Nǐ zhēn hùishūo. = You’re a really good talker. = Tu parles très bien.
- 你会说法语。 | Nǐ huì shuō Fǎyǔ. (= you can speak French) = You speak French. = Tu parles français.
- 人家会说你，你在乎不在乎？ | Rénjia huì shuō nǐ, nǐ zàihu bù zàihu? (= people may talk (of) you, do you care?) = Don’t you care what people will say? = Tu t’en fiches du qu’en dira-t-on?
- 谁都没她会说话。 | Shuí dōu méi tā huì shuōhuà. = No one is as eloquent as she is. = Elle est plus éloquente que quiconque.
- 这么复杂的中文句子，我不会说。| Zhème fùzá de Zhōngwén jùzi, wǒ bú huì shūo = I can’t say such a complicated sentence in Chinese. = Je ne peux pas dire une phrase aussi compliquée en chinois.
Probably not an exhaustive list of all the ways the sentence fragment 会说 can be used, but you get the idea.
I don’t think 会说 ever means “narrator” as in “person who narrates” / “person who tells a story”. 叙述者 xùshùzhě is one way to say “narrator”; there are others.