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English Definitionlegend; folklore; tradition; it is said; they say that...
Simplified Script传说
Traditional Script傳說
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄨㄢˊ ㄕㄨㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cyun4syut3
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
chuánto pass on; to spread; to transmit; to infect; to transfer; to circulate; to conduct (electricity)
shuōto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

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Words With Same Head Word    
传统chuántǒngtradition; traditional; convention; conventional
传播chuánbōto disseminate; to propagate; to spread
传染chuánrǎnto infect; contagious
传达chuándáto pass on; to convey; to relay; to transmit; transmission
传递chuándìto transmit; to pass on to somebody else; (math.) transitive
Words With Same Tail Word    
听说tīngshuōto hear (something said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
小说xiǎoshuōnovel; fiction
据说jùshuōit is said that; reportedly
演说yǎnshuōspeech; to deliver a speech
再说zàishuōto say again; to put off a discussion until later; moreover; what's more; besides
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