Meaning of 看

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Ideographic: Shielding one's eyes with a hand to look to the distance
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  • Pinyin: kàn

    English Definition: to see; to look at; to read; to watch; to visit; to call on; to consider; to regard as; to look after; to treat (an illness); to depend on; to feel (that); (after verb) to give it a try; Watch out! (for a danger)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    看见 kàn jiàn to see; to catch sight of
    看法 kàn way of looking at a thing; view; opinion; Classifiers:
    观看 guān kàn to watch; to view
    看望 kàn wàng to visit; to pay a call to
    好看 hǎo kàn good-looking; nice-looking; good (of a movie, book, TV show etc); embarrassed; humiliated
    More: 看* | *看 | *看*
  • Pinyin: kān

    English Definition: to look after; to take care of; to watch; to guard
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    看守 kān shǒu to guard; to watch over
    看护 kān to nurse; to look after; to watch over; (old) hospital nurse
    看守所 kān shǒu suǒ detention center
    看管 kān guǎn to look after
    看家 kān jiā to look after the house; (of skill, ability) special; outstanding
    More: 看* | *看 | *看*
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