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Meaning of 鉴

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(Trad.: 鑑)
Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: example; mirror; to view; reflection; to reflect; to inspect; to warn; (ancient bronze mirror)
Chinese Definition:
①镜子。
②照:光可鉴人。
③观察,审察:鉴别。鉴定。鉴赏。鉴于(看到,觉察到)。台鉴(书信用语,表示请人看信。亦作“惠鉴”、“钧鉴”)。鉴往知来。
④可以使人警惕或引为教训的事情:借鉴。鉴戒。前车之鉴。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
鉴定 jiàn dìng to appraise; to identify; to evaluate
借鉴 jiè jiàn to draw on (others' experience); to learn from (how others do things); lesson to be learned (by observing others)
鉴于 jiàn in view of; seeing that; considering; whereas
鉴别 jiàn bié to differentiate; to distinguish
鉴赏 jiàn shǎng to appreciate (as a connoisseur)
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