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The Chinese word zhuan - 传 - zhuàn
(biography in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

zhuàn

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced chuán. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

biography"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, a novel or story written in historical style"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 传 ( zhuàn ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( zhuan / zhuàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>biography</m> )
传 ( zhuan / zhuàn ) in traditional characters
Character complexity
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is composed of 6 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

memoirs  |  biographical sketch
传 ( zhuan / zhuàn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 341)
Chinese example words containing the character 传 ( zhuan / zhuàn )
传单 ( chuándān = leaflet ), 传统 ( chuántŏng = tradition ), 传真 ( chuánzhēn = fax ), 传真机 ( chuánzhēnjī = fax ), 传记文学 ( zhuànjìwénxué = biography )
Other characters that are pronounced zhuàn in Chinese

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