Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 伝


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Meaning

transmit, tell, report, conduct

Pronunciation

DEN
tsutaeru

Explanation

Left: person /, right: fog/mist (cf. cloud )

Mnemonic

The person in the fog wants to transmit or tell sth.

Radicals

person(This radical is understood as an identical variant of "person" , and shows a person who stands with the legs apart.)
fog( has the meaning "fog" only in Chinese. This original meaning is still visible in: cloud . In Japanese it has the meaning to say/speak. For "fog" itself the character: 霧 (MU, kiri) is used.)
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Vocabulary

でん legend, tradition, biography
伝える つたえる to convey, to report, to transmit, to communicate
伝統 でんとう tradition, convention
手伝う てつだう to help, to assist, to take part in
伝言 でんごん verbal message, rumor
伝記 でんき biography, life story
伝わる つたわる to be handed down, to be introduced, to be transmitted, to be circulated
伝来 でんらい ancestral, hereditary, imported, transmitted
伝染 でんせん contagion


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