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:
    看望 [ kàn wàng ]: to visit; to pay a call to
    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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