Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

观 (觀) guān guàn

  1. guān verb to look at / to watch / to observe
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Observation 观察
    Notes: In the sense of 看. For example, 走马观花 'to have a cursory look and gain a shallow understanding' [by observing flowers while riding a galloping horse] (CCI p. 36; CC-CEDICT '走馬觀花'; FE '觀' guān 1; Guoyu '觀' guān v 1; Unihan '觀'; XHZD '觀' guān 1)
  2. guàn noun Taoist monastery / monastery
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: (FE '觀' guàn; Guoyu '觀' guàn n 3; XHZD '觀' guàn)
  3. guān verb to display / to show
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 显示 (FE '觀' guān 3; Guoyu '觀' guān v 3)
  4. guān proper noun Guan
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guān n 3)
  5. guān noun appearance / looks
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '觀')
  6. guān noun a sight / a view
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 景象 (FE '觀' guān 2; Guoyu '觀' guān n 1; XHZD '觀' guān 2)
  7. guān noun a concept / a viewpoint
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 看法 (FE '觀' guān 4; Guoyu '觀' guān n 2; XHZD '觀' guān 3)
  8. guān noun mindfulness / contemplation
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: smṛti; as in the Five Contemplations 五停心观
  9. guān noun insight / vipaśyanā / vipassanā
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: vipaśyanā, Pāli: vipassanā; insight into the true nature of reality (BL 'vipassanā'; FGDB '觀')
  10. guān verb to appreciate / to enjoy / to admire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 欣赏 (Guoyu '觀' guān v 2)
  11. guàn noun an announcement
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: An announcement placed outside the palace doors (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 1)
  12. guàn noun a high tower
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 2)

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷三十七 桓榮丁鴻列傳 Volume 37: Biographies of Huan Rong, Ding Hong 27
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷六十 列傳第三十 解系 孫旂 孟觀 牽秀 繆播 皇甫重 張輔 李含 張方 閻鼎 索靖 賈疋 Volume 60 Biographies 30: Xie Xi; Sun Qi; Meng Guan; Qian Xiu; Miao Bo; Zhang Fu; Li Han; Zhang Fang; Yan Ding; Suo Jing; Jia Pi 22
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十三 朱樂何列傳 Volume 43: Biographies of Zhu, Yue, He 21
Book of Changes 《易經》 觀 Guan 20
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十四 魏書二十四 韓崔高孫王傳 Volume 24: Book of Wei 24 - Biographies of Han, Cui, Gao, Sun, and Wang 19
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四 魏書四 三少帝紀 Volume 4: Book of Wei 4 - Annals of the three young emperors 17
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十二 列傳第六十二 文苑 Volume 92 Biographies 62: Writers 17
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 17
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十上 班彪列傳 Volume 40a: Biography of Ban Biao 1 17
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷二十 銚期王霸祭遵列傳 Volume 20: Biographies of Tiao Qi; Wang Ba; Zhai Zun 17

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
两观 兩觀 雉門及兩觀災 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 14
可以观 可以觀 可以觀德 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 咸有一德 Shang Shu - Common Possession of Pure Virtue 10
欲观 欲觀 予欲觀古人之象 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 益稷 Yu Shu - Yi and Ji 7
观兵 觀兵 觀兵於東夷 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 6
观起 觀起 楚觀起有寵於令尹子南 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 5
观社 觀社 公如齊觀社 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
言观 言觀 言觀其旂 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧鴻鴈之什‧庭燎 Minor odes of the kingdom - Hong Yan Zhi Shen - Ting Liao 4
观灾 觀災 雉門及兩觀災 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 4
齐观 齊觀 公如齊觀社 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 4
曰观 曰觀 女曰觀乎 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧溱洧 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Zhen Wei 4