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; Kroll '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 '觀' guàn 2; XHZD '觀' guàn)
  3. guān verb to display / to show / to make visible
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 显示 (FE '觀' guān 3; Guoyu '觀' guān v 3; Kroll '觀' guān 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 / a vista
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 景象 (FE '觀' guān 2; Guoyu '觀' guān n 1; Kroll '觀' guān 1b; XHZD '觀' guān 2)
  7. guān noun a concept / a viewpoint / a perspective
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 看法 (FE '觀' guān 4; Guoyu '觀' guān n 2; Kroll '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 '觀' guàn 3)
  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 / a watchtower
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 2; Kroll '觀' guàn 1)
  13. guān proper noun Surview
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: The name of a hexagram (Kroll '觀' guān 5)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十四 表第五 宰輔五 Volume 214 Tables 5: Chancellors 5 83
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十三 表第四 宰輔四 Volume 213 Tables 4: Chancellors 4 74
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百五十三 列傳第一百四十一 王應熊 張至發 薛國觀 程國祥 陳演 魏藻德 Volume 253 Biographies 141: Wang Yingxiong, Zhang Zhifa, Xue Guoguan, Cheng Guoxiang, Chen Yan, Wei Zaode 51
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百十三 志第六十六 禮十六 Volume 113 Treatises 66: Rites 16 50
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百七十八 列傳第一百六十六 楊廷麟 萬元吉 郭維經 詹兆恒 陳泰來 王養正 曾亨應 揭重熙 陳子壯 張家玉 陳邦彥 蘇觀生 Volume 278 Biographies 166: Yang Tinglin, Wan Yuanji, Guo Weijing, Zhan Zhaoheng, Chen Tailai, Wang Yangzheng, Ceng Hengying, Jie Zhongxi, Chen Zizhuang, Zhang Jiayu, Chen Bangyan, Su Guansheng 47
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十二 表第三 宰輔三 Volume 212 Tables 3: Chancellors 3 47
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十一 Scroll 11 33
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十一 表第二 宰輔二 Volume 211 Tables 2: Chancellors 2 32
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十 志第一百二十三 職官十 Volume 170 Treatises 123: Offical Posts 10 31
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十九 志第十九: 地理二 Volume 39 Treatises 19: Geography 2 30

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
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 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
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
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