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
If viewers catch on to these subtle in-jokes, they're probably less likely to take the rest of it seriously and walk away with mistaken ideas about Shakespeare.
In addition, when we read our words on the page, we have the opportunity to observe our own thoughts.
China's understandings of development question experiences from "Chinese-style Westernization " development concept to capitalism development concept and socialism development concept.
Whether you choose to have sex or not, it is important to talk about it.
Such traditional forms of authority have been displaced by ideologies, laws, and institutions, and the secular world views of science and commerce.