观 (觀) guān

  1. guān verb to look at; to watch; to observe
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    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, p. 143; 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, p. 143; 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, p. 143)
  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, p. 143; 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, p. 143; XHZD '觀' guān 3)
  8. 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)
  9. guàn noun an announcement
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: An announcement placed outside the palace doors (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 1, p. 143)
  10. guàn noun a high tower; a watchtower
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 2; Kroll 2015 '觀' guàn 1, p. 143)
  11. guān proper noun Surview
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: The name of a hexagram (Kroll 2015 '觀' guān 5, p. 143)

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