Meaning of 传

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(Trad.: 傳)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (people) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ zhuān ] concentrated, specialized; to monopolize
  • Pinyin: chuán

    English Definition: to pass on; to spread; to transmit; to infect; to transfer; to circulate; to conduct (electricity)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    传真 [ chuán zhēn ]: fax; facsimile
    传统 [ chuán tǒng ]: tradition; traditional; convention; conventional; Classifiers:
    宣传 [ xuān chuán ]: to disseminate; to give publicity to; propaganda; Classifiers:
    传播 [ chuán ]: to disseminate; to propagate; to spread
    传说 [ chuán shuō ]: legend; folklore; to repeat from mouth to mouth; they say that...
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  • Pinyin: zhuàn

    English Definition: biography; historical narrative; commentaries; relay station
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    传记 [ zhuàn ]: biography; Classifiers:
    不见经传 [ jiàn jīng zhuàn ]: not found in the classics (idiom); unknown; unfounded; not authoritative
    中山狼传 [ zhōng shān láng zhuàn ]: the fable of Mr Dongguo and the ungrateful Wolf by Ma Zhongxi 马中锡
    使徒行传 [ shǐ xíng zhuàn ]: Acts of the Apostles (New Testament)
    传热学 [ zhuàn xué ]: theory of heat; heat transmission (physics)
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