11 strokes
cart, car
revolve, turn around, change
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
327 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 転 【テン】 altering pronunciation or meaning, word with altered pronunciation or meaning, turning or twisting part of a text (in Chinese poetry)
  • 転換 【テンカン】 conversion, diversion, changeover, commutation, switchover
  • 大回転 【ダイカイテン】 the giant slalom
  • 移転 【イテン】 moving, relocation, change of address, transfer (of deeds, property, etc.), demise

Kun reading compounds

  • 転がる 【ころがる】 to roll, to tumble, to fall over, to roll over, to lie down, to be scattered about, to be common, (of a situation or outcome) to change, to turn out
  • 転げる 【ころげる】 to roll over, to tumble, to roll about (with laughter)
  • 転がす 【ころがす】 to roll, to turn over, to tip over, to throw down, to leave, to buy and sell (quickly for a profit)
  • 転ぶ 【ころぶ】 to fall down, to fall over
  • 転ぶ 【ころぶ】 to fall down, to fall over
  • うたた寝 【うたたね】 dozing, napping (e.g. on the floor in one's clothes, in the train)
  • 眩めく 【くるめく】 to spin, to revolve, to twirl, to be dizzy, to feel faint, to bustle about


zhuan3, zhuai3, zhuan4


  • cambiar
  • girar
  • rodar
  • caerse
  • tropezar
  • dar vueltas
  • volcarse
  • caer


  • revolver
  • voltar a ser
  • mudança


  • rouler
  • tourner
  • changer
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515 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
257 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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3.16 Japanese for Busy People
433 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
439 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
65 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1773 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1872 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
995 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1346 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
427 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38234P Morohashi
1480 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5948 New Nelson (John Haig)
420 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
449 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
383 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1571 2001 Kanji
7c4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
5103.1 Four corner code
37-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
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