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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
見-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
見-oracle.svg 見-bronze.svg 見-bigseal.svg 見-seal.svg

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

Han character[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1133, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34796
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1599, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3663, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+898B

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (見), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古電切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kenH/ /kienH/ /kenH/ /kenH/ /kɛnH/ /kienH/ /kɛnH/
Character (見), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 胡甸切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦenH/ /ɣienH/ /ɣenH/ /ɦenH/ /ɦɛnH/ /ɣienH/ /ɣɛnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiàn ‹ kenH › /*[k]ˤen-s/ see (v.)
xiàn ‹ henH › /*N-[k]ˤen-s/ appear
xiàn ‹ henH › /*m-[k]ˤen-s/ cause to appear, introduce

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6192 2 /*keːns/
6206 2 /*ɡeːns/

Preposition[edit]

  1. (archaic) (to have something done) by (someone or something)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The modern vernacular equivalent to the preposition would be

Verb[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to see
  2. (formal) to meet, to see
  3. see; refer to; vide
    • /   ―  jiàn xià yè  ―  please refer to next page.
    • 下面 / 下面  ―  jiàn xiàmiàn  ―  see below
  4. to appear, to seem

Noun[edit]

  1. opinion, idea, view
Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

  1. (archaic) now (same as )

References[edit]

  • (Min Nan) Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (2011), “Entry #3398”, Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典)[1]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. to see

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gyeon, hyeon)
Eumhun:

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

Han character[edit]

(kiến, kén, hiện, lương)

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