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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (hand) +  (eye)

To put a hand above eyes to gaze afar.

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹手月山 (HQBU), four-corner 20604)

  1. look
  2. examine, scrutinize

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 803, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23196
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1219, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2474, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+770B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping hon1, hon3, Yale hon1, hon3)

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gan) (hangeul , revised gan, McCune-Reischauer kan, Yale kan)


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kàn
Zhuyin ㄎㄢˋ
IPA (key) /kʰa̠n⁵¹/
Audio
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Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kàn)

  1. to watch, to read, to see, to look at
  2. to visit, to call on
  3. to consider, to regard
  4. to depend on
  5. to treat ( patient or sickness )

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kān)

  1. to look after, to take care of, to tend, keep an eye on

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin kān (kan1), kàn (kan4), Wade-Giles k'an1, k'an4)

  • 看 is a combination of two radicals. From hand radical: shǒu 手 and eye radical: Mù 目

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-10.

Min Nan[edit]

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ khuànn)

  1. to see

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khán )