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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:
    ①转(zhu僴)授,递:传递。传输。传戒。传统。言传身教。
    ②推广,散布:宣传。流传。传名。传奇(a.中国唐代兴起的短篇小说;b.中国明、清两代盛行的长篇戏曲;c.指情节离奇或人物行为超乎寻常的故事)。

    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
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  • Pinyin: zhuàn

    English Definition: biography; historical narrative; commentaries; relay station
    Chinese Definition:
    ①解说经义的文字:经传。《左传》。
    ②记载某人一生事迹的文字:小传。自传。纪传。传记。传略。树碑立传。
    ③以演述历史和人物故事为中心的文学作品:《水浒传》。
    ④古代设于驿站的房舍,亦指驿站上所备的马车:传舍(供来往行人居住的旅舍)。

    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
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