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; 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 宗教
    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 名字 , 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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  • 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 — count: 14
  • 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 — count: 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 — count: 6
  • 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 5
  • 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 — count: 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 — count: 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 — count: 4
  • 观鱼 (觀魚) 公將如棠觀魚者 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4