Japanese Learning

N3 Kanji 11:伝

Meaning

In Japanese,伝 means “to convey”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:つた
Onyomi:でん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
伝(つた)える→to convey
伝(つた)わる→to be conveyed

Onyomi:
伝説(でんせつ)→legend
宣伝(せんでん)する→to advertise

Origin:

It’s hard to remember this kanji by its origin because it changed too much.
But I will think of a way to help you remember it.
伝=人+二+ム, 人 means “people”, 二 means “two”, ム means “no”.
So you can remember this kanji by “You can convey something if there are less than two people”.

Now you can remember it easier.

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