Trans has 2 meanings
1. What is trans short for?


A trans, or transgender, person is one whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. For example, someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned male at birth is a transgender woman. (In contrast, someone who identifies as a man and was assigned male at birth is a cis, or cisgender, man.)

What is the origin of trans?

Trans is derived from transgender, a term that describes people whose personal identity does not conform with the gender they were assigned at birth. Transgender can be used to describe male-assigned women, female-assigned men, or non-binary (NB) and genderqueer people.

Transgender people who decide to physically transition to the gender they identify with are often referred to as transsexual. While trans typically means transgender, it can also be used to mean transsexual.

Where am I likely to see trans used?

You're likely to see trans used on social media and in web forums as people discuss their own and others' gender identity. You may see people labeled as trans males and trans females, meaning they are transexual men and transexual women.

Note that trans does not describe a person's sexual orientation. For example, a trans person could be straight, gay, bi, pan, or asexual.


We have to stand up for trans rights
Trans means "transgender"
Trans means "transgender"

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Updated August 4, 2021
2. What does trans mean when discussing Kpop?


When you see [TRANS], [ENG TRANS], or TRANS at the start of a social media post, that post likely contains a "translation." Kpop stans use this abbreviation most frequently, while providing translations of their favorite idol's most recent social media post, video, or interview.

Many Kpop fans who reside outside Korea cannot actually speak or read Korean. To help out these fans, those who are fluent in Korean often post written translations of idols' words, so international fans can understand them. Most often, these translations are written in English (or ENG), but you may occasionally see idol translations posted in other languages.

Other international fan communities also use TRANS to denote translations of their favorite celebrities' posts and videos. For example, many TRANS posts contain English translations of Thai content.


I just want to thank everyone who voted for me in the Kpop Star X contest
Some social media accounts are dedicated [TRANS] accounts
Some social media accounts are dedicated [TRANS] accounts

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Updated August 5, 2021

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