Meaning of 传

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(Trad.: 傳)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (people) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ zhuān ] concentrated, specialized; to monopolize
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  • 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
But now with no further place for me in these regions,I desire, as I have for many years,to come to you when I go to Spain.
As you can imagine, word spread pretty quickly and children from all over the community literally came running.
Mind that your children don't catch the flu.
That herbal prescription has been lost to posterity.
As a result, only the light from behind the objects can be seen.