See also: and

TranslingualEdit

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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

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EtymologyEdit

Simplified from  ( →  and  → ). Same simplification of phonetic occurs in .

Han characterEdit

(radical 147 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 水月竹山 (EBHU))

  1. see, observe, view
  2. appearance

Related charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Yale gun1)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin guān (guan1), guàn (guan4), Wade-Giles kuan1, kuan4)

Usage notesEdit

The normal reading (referring to seeing, observing, or viewing) is guān. The reading guàn is used only for various ancient meanings related to Daoism.

CompoundsEdit

Last modified on 10 October 2012, at 13:42