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Meaning of 转

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(Trad.: 轉)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chē ] cart, vehicle; to move in a cart
    • [ zhuān ] concentrated, specialized; to monopolize
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  • Pinyin: zhuàn

    English Definition: to revolve; to turn; to circle about; to walk about; classifier for revolutions (per minute etc): revs, rpm; classifier for repeated actions
    Chinese Definition:
    ①旋转;打转。[例]峰回路转。——《醉翁亭记》。[例]下者飘转。——唐·杜甫《茅屋为秋风所破歌》。[合]转丸(转动的弹丸。比喻升降沉浮不定);转灯(走马灯);机器转子团团转;砂轮转得快;地球绕着太阳转。
    ②绕过。[例]由千佛山脚下往东,转过山坡,竟向南去。——《老残游记》。
    ③迷路或迷失方向。[例]晕头转向。
    ④(口)∶转悠。[例]公园关了门,只好去转文殊院。——《大波》。
    ⑤旋转的一整圈。[例]每分钟3600转。

    Example Words:
    转动 [ zhuàn dòng ]: to rotate (about an axis); to revolve; to turn; to move in a circle; to gyrate
    转向 [ zhuàn xiàng ]: to get lost; to lose one's way
    自转 [ zhuàn ]: rotation
    公转 [ gōng zhuàn ]: orbital revolution
    二人转 [ èr rén zhuàn ]: genre of song-and-dance duet popular in northeast China
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  • Pinyin: zhuǎi

    English Definition: see 转文
    Example Words:
    转文 [ zhuǎi wén ]: to parade by interspersing one's speech or writing with literary allusions; Taiwan pr. [zhuan3 wen2]
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  • Pinyin: zhuǎn

    English Definition: to turn; to change direction; to transfer; to forward (mail)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①旋动:转动。转瞬(转动眼睛,形容时间短促)。
    ②改换方向或情势:转身。转变。转弯。
    ③不直接的,中间再经过别人或别的地方:转送。转达。转发。转运。周转。
    ④迁移:转移。转业。
    ⑤量词,古代勋位每升一级称“一转”:“策勋十二转,赏赐百千强。”

    Example Words:
    转变 [ zhuǎn biàn ]: to change; to transform; shift; transformation; Classifiers:
    转告 [ zhuǎn gào ]: to pass on; to communicate; to transmit
    转移 [ zhuǎn ]: to shift; to divert or distract (attention etc); to change; to transform; metastasis (medicine); to evacuate (people)
    旋转 [ xuán zhuǎn ]: to rotate; to revolve; to spin; to whirl
    扭转 [ niǔ zhuǎn ]: to reverse; to turn around (an undesirable situation)
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