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Translingual[edit]

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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  ( →  and  → ). Same simplification of phonetic occurs in .

Han character[edit]

(radical 147 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 水月竹山 (EBHU))

  1. see, observe, view
  2. appearance

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Yale gun1)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin guān (guan1), guàn (guan4), Wade-Giles kuan1, kuan4)

Usage notes[edit]

The normal reading (referring to seeing, observing, or viewing) is guān. The reading guàn is used only for various ancient meanings related to Daoism.

Compounds[edit]