Meaning of 观

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(Trad.: 觀)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: To see again
Character Formation:
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    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
    • [ jiàn ] to see, to observe, to meet, to appear
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  • Pinyin: guān
    English Definition: to look at; to watch; to observe; to behold; to advise; concept; point of view; outlook
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    观念 guān niàn notion; thought; concept; sense; views; ideology; general impressions
    观众 guān zhòng spectators; audience; visitors (to an exhibition etc)
    观察 guān chá to observe; to watch; to survey; to examine; observation; view; perspective; Classifiers:
    观点 guān diǎn point of view; viewpoint; standpoint; Classifiers:
    客观 guān objective; impartial
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  • Pinyin: guàn
    English Definition: Taoist monastery; palace gate watchtower; platform; surname Guan
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    道观 dào guàn Daoist temple
    观塘 guàn táng Kwun Tong district of Kowloon, Hong Kong
    宫观 gōng guàn Taoist temple
    观星台 guàn xīng tái astronomical observatory (old)
    白虎观 bái guàn White Tiger Hall, a Han dynasty palace hall in which the famous Virtuous Discussions Held in White Tiger Hall 白虎通德论 were held under the aegis of Han Emperor Zhang 汉章帝
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Example Sentences
The Northern Lights are truly magnificent.
The whole audience was thunderous with applause.
We went to visit the Forbidden City.
There is an observation deck on top of the tower.
I really enjoy watching movies.