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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: 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)

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 14
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《秋水》 The Floods of Autumn 11
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《列御寇》 Lie Yu-kou 10
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平津侯主父列傳》 Biographies of the Marquis of Pingjin and Zhufu 8
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《日者列傳》 Biographies of Soothsayers 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《六國年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Six States 7

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
可以观 可以觀 可以觀 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 17. 《陽貨》 Yang Huo 9
欲观 欲觀 吾不欲觀之矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 6
上观 上觀 故堂上觀乎室 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《坊記》 Record of the Dykes 4
东观 東觀 東觀兵 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 3
观周 觀周 我觀周道 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《禮運》 Ceremonial Usages; their Origins, Development, and Intention 3
观泽 觀澤 齊敗我觀澤 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《六國年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Six States 3
文王观 文王觀 文王觀於臧 Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《田子方》 Tian Zi-fang 2
观政 觀政 可以觀政矣 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《祭統》 A Summary Account of Sacrifices 2
观春秋 觀春秋 予觀春秋 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors 2
观兵 觀兵 東觀兵 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
文明 春晚 Spring Festival Gala d (2016-01-25) in Media articles 1
这里佛教道教 庐山国家公园 Lushan National Park (1996) in Media articles 1
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
夫子 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
大師民風 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
婦女 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
德行 《文王世子》King Wen as Son and Heir in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
文章 《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
自我 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
寡人 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
青黃 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5
古人 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
國風 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
使 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2