I recently watched a show where Chinese actors read "留言" from netizens. I wonder if 留言 can be translated as "comment" (e.g in blog comment, forum comment) or it only has the meaning "message" according to dictionary.

  • bkrs: 留言 离去时写下的书面语言 留言薄 1) v.o. leave message/comments 2) n. short message 1) 访人不遇或自己离开时,留下要说的话。 2) 今多指用书面形式留下的话,如留言簿、留言牌。
    – user6065
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 16:46
  • 1. verb+object(noun): leave a message. 2. noun: left word.
    – xenophōn
    Commented Dec 7, 2017 at 6:49

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留言 literally mean leave messages. In your context, it could be interpreted as 留的言, the messages left by netizens. Sometimes, 留言 can be a form of comment, or vise versa.


In your case, I agree that 留言 means comments, that are often from popular social networks like Weibo.

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