See also: , , and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

(eye) +  (human) – an eye on a pair of legs. Originally a human figure with a large eye for a head.

見 見 見 見
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 147 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 月山竹山 (BUHU), four-corner 60210)

  1. see, observe, behold
  2. perceive

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1133, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34796
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1599, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3663, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+898B

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping gin3, jin6, Yale gin3, yin6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ hìen, kèn, Guangdong hien5, kian5 [Meixian], kien5, hien6 [Hailu], kien5, hien5 [Siyan], kien5, ken5, hien5 [Kwangtung], ken5, hen3 [Bao'an], Hagfa Pinyim gian4)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. to see

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 見解 (けんかい, kenkai)
  • 見聞 (けんぶん, kenbun)
  • 一見 (いっけん, ikken; いちげん, ichigen)
  • 所見 (しょけん, shoken)
  • 初見 (しょけん, shoken)
  • 必見 (ひっけん, hikken)
  • 無見 (むけん, muken): the belief that everything in this world is completely null and void, with no substance.

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gyeon, hyeon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[, ]] (revised: gyeon, hyeon, McCune-Reischauer: kyŏn, hyŏn, Yale: kyen, hyen)
  • Name (hangeul): [[, 뵈올]] (revised: bol, boeol, McCune-Reischauer: pol, poeol, Yale: pol, poy.ol)

MandarinEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • (jiàn)
    (file)
  • IPA(key): [ tɕiɛn˥˩ ]
  • (archaic) IPA(key): [ ɕiɛn˥˩ ]

AdverbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin xiàn, simplified )

  1. (archaic) now (same as )

PrepositionEdit

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. (archaic) (to have something done) by (someone or something)

Usage notesEdit

  • The modern vernacular equivalent to the preposition would be

VerbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin jiàn, simplified )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to see

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*gèn)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA kiàn (kian3), kìnn (kinn3))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(kiến, kén, hiện, lương)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:53