Taxonomy of meanings for 轉:

  • 轉 zhuàn (OC: tons MC: ʈʷɯiɛn) 知戀切 去 廣韻:【流轉又張兖切 】
  • 轉 zhuǎn (OC: tonʔ MC: ʈʷɯiɛn) 陟兖切 上 廣韻:【動也運也陟兖切二 】
    • REVOLVE
      • viprocessrevolve, turn round and round; billow
      • vt+prep+Ncausativecause to revolve
      • vtoNcausativeturn, roll and move, shunt back and forth; change
      • vtoNfigurativebe moved > be influenced
      • vtoNreflexive.身turn oneself, twist oneself
      • plant again> TILL
      • turn on its head>TURN
        • generalised:MOVE
          • figurative>GIVE BACK
              • from one owner to another>GIVE
                  • at a price>SELL
                    • from one place to another>TRANSPORT
                      • vtoNtransport (back and forth)
                      • vttoN1.+N2figurativemove N1 to the place N2
                      • figurative: of thoughts>TRANSMIT
                        • vtoNtransmit
                        • vtt(oN1.)+N2pass on the contextually determinate N1 to N2
                        • vttoN1. N2transmit N1 to N2
                  • quality or state>CHANGE
                    • nabactchange> modulation, variation (of musical themes etc)
                    • vichangechange around, change periodically, change continuously; undergo cyclic change LUNHENG 轉而ZHUANG 運轉
                    • vt[oN]transfer people to new depoloyment; change the employment of
                    • vt+V[0]change so as to become V
                    • vtoNpassiveget changed around
                    • of situation>EVENT
                      • ncpost-V1{NUM}:postadV2classifierverbal classifier: to V2 x times
                    • profoundly>TRANSFORM
                        • the truth by what one is saying>LIE
                          • vt+prep+NN=placeto lie (somewhere) like paralyzed rolling one's body
                      • grammaticalised: from a changed point of view>BUT
                        • vadS1.post-S2Turning things round> on the other hand, on the contrary, but
                      • so as to make more>INCREASE
                          • grammaticalised>MORE
                            • the length of time something is being done>CONTINUE
                              • vadVcontinuously, from one person to the next
                    • PARTICLE
                      • ncpost-V{NUM}.+Nclassifierclassifier for speech act 一轉話