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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
見-order.gif
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trad.

Etymology[edit]

(eye) +  (human) – an eye on a pair of legs. Originally a human figure with a large eye for a head.

見 見 見 見
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 147 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 月山竹山 (BUHU), four-corner 60210)

  1. see, observe, behold
  2. perceive

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gin3, jin6, Yale gin3, yin6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ hìen, kèn, Guangdong hien5, kian5 [Meixian], kien5, hien6 [Hailu], kien5, hien5 [Siyan], kien5, ken5, hien5 [Kwangtung], ken5, hen3 [Bao'an], Hagfa Pinyim gian4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. to see

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gyeon, hyeon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[, ]] (revised: gyeon, hyeon, McCune-Reischauer: kyŏn, hyŏn, Yale: kyen, hyen)
  • Name (hangeul): [[, 뵈올]] (revised: bol, boeol, McCune-Reischauer: pol, poeol, Yale: pol, poy.ol)

Mandarin[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (jiàn)
    (file)
  • IPA(key): [ tɕiɛn˥˩ ]
  • (archaic) IPA(key): [ ɕiɛn˥˩ ]

Adverb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin xiàn, simplified )

  1. (archaic) now (same as )

Preposition[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. (archaic) (to have something done) by (someone or something)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The modern vernacular equivalent to the preposition would be

Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to see

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*gèn)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA kiàn (kian3), kìnn (kinn3))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kiến, kén, hiện, lương)