Meaning of 传

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
(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
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Customize Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 传
  • 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...
    传递 chuán to transmit; to pass on to sb else; (math.) transitive
    More: 传* | *传 | *传*
  • Pinyin: zhuàn

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

    Example Words:
    传记 zhuàn biography; Classifiers:
    自传 zhuàn autobiography
    外传 wài zhuàn unofficial biography (as opposed to official dynastic biography)
    列传 liè zhuàn historical biography
    名不见经传 míng jiàn jīng zhuàn (lit.) name not encountered in the classics; unknown (person); nobody
    More: 传* | *传 | *传*
Example Sentences