观 (觀) guān

  1. guān verb to look at / to watch / to observe
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Observation
    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; Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 1; Unihan '觀'; XHZD '觀' guān 1)
  2. guàn noun Taoist monastery / monastery
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion
    Notes: (FE '觀' guàn; Guoyu '觀' guàn n 3; Kroll 2015 '觀' guàn 2; XHZD '觀' guàn)
  3. guān verb to display / to show / to make visible
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 显示 (FE '觀' guān 3; Guoyu '觀' guān v 3; Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 3)
  4. guān proper noun Guan
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guān n 3)
  5. guān noun appearance / looks
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '觀')
  6. guān noun a sight / a view / a vista
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 景象 (FE '觀' guān 2; Guoyu '觀' guān n 1; Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 1b; XHZD '觀' guān 2)
  7. guān noun a concept / a viewpoint / a perspective
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 看法 (FE '觀' guān 4; Guoyu '觀' guān n 2; Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 4; 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. guàn 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'; Kroll 2015 '觀' guàn 3)
  10. guān verb to appreciate / to enjoy / to admire
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 欣赏 (Guoyu '觀' guān v 2)
  11. guàn noun an announcement
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: An announcement placed outside the palace doors (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 1)
  12. guàn noun a high tower / a watchtower
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 2; Kroll 2015 '觀' guàn 1)
  13. guān proper noun Surview
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The name of a hexagram (Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 5)

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