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Meaning of 看

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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:
    ①使视线接触人或物:看见。看书。看齐。
    ②观察,判断:看病。观看。看好(根据市场情况,估计某种商品好销)。看透(透彻深刻地了解或认识。亦称“看破”、“看穿”)。看风使舵。
    ③访问,拜望:看望。看朋友。
    ④照应,对待:看重(zhòng)。看轻。看待。
    ⑤想,以为:看法。
    ⑥先试试以观察它的结果:做做看。
    ⑦提防,小心:别跑,看摔着。
    ⑧安排:看茶。看酒。看座。

    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:
    ①守护,监视:看护。看押。看门。看青(看守正在结实还未成熟的庄稼)。
    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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