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:

    Example Words:
    转向 zhuàn xiàng to get lost; to lose one's way
    转动 zhuàn dòng to rotate (about an axis); to revolve; to turn; to move in a circle; to gyrate
    转悠 zhuàn you to roll; to wander around; to appear repeatedly
    自转 zhuàn rotation
    团团转 tuán tuán zhuàn to go round and round; running around in circles; fig. frantically busy
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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:

    Example Words:
    转变 zhuǎn biàn to change; to transform; shift; transformation; Classifiers:
    转移 zhuǎn to shift; to divert or distract (attention etc); to change; to transform; metastasis (medicine); to evacuate (people)
    转化 zhuǎn huà to change; to transform; isomerization (chemistry)
    转身 zhuǎn shēn (of a person) to turn round; to face about; (of a widow) to remarry (archaic)
    转换 zhuǎn huàn to change; to switch; to convert; to transform
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