Meaning of 译

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(Trad.: 譯)
English Definition: to translate; to interpret
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
Similar Characters: 驿
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Example Words
翻译 fān to translate; to interpret; translator; interpreter; translation; interpretation; Classifiers:
译本 běn translation (translated version of a text)
译文 wén translated text
译者 zhě translator (of writing)
破译 to break a code; to crack a riddle; to solve an enigma; a breakthrough
More: 译* | *译 | *译*
Example Sentences
The novel translates well.
He quickly interpreted to me what the Russian was saying.
First of all, when it was translated in 1611, there were relatively few Hebrew and Greek manuscripts available and they tended to be recent and less accurate.
Many Americans have heard of guanxi, but it's often translated wrongly to mean relationships with powerful people.
But, you know, I'm not a translator and poems are hardest to translate.