(kàn)

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Meaning

  1. see
  2. look at
  3. to watch

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
看见 kànjiàn see/catch sight of
看法 kànfǎ point of view/opinion
看不起 kàn bu qǐ look down upon/despise
看望 kànwàng visit/call on/see
看待 kàndài look upon/regard
不看僧面看佛面 bù kàn sēng miàn kàn fó miàn lit. not for the monk's sake but for the Buddha's sake (idiom)/fig. (to do sth for sb) out of deference to sb else
参看 cān kàn see also/please refer to/compare (cf.)/to consult for reference
察看 chá kàn to watch/to look carefully at
查看 chá kàn to look over/to examine/to check up/to ferret out
吃着碗里,看着锅里 chī zhe wǎn lǐ, kàn zhe guō lǐ lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom)/not content with what one already has/(of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
打狗还得看主人 dǎ gǒu hái děi kàn zhǔ rén lit. when one beats a dog, one must answer to its master (idiom)/fig. before punishing sb, one should consider how that would affect others associated with him
翻看 fān kàn to browse/to look over (books)
高看 gāo kàn to attach importance to sth/to value
给你点颜色看看 gěi nǐ diǎn yán sè kàn kan (I'll) teach you a lesson/put you in your place
狗眼看人低 gǒu yǎn kàn rén dī to act like a snob
刮目相看 guā mù xiāng kàn to have a whole new level of respect for sb or sth/to sit up and take notice (of sb's improved performance etc)
观看 guān kàn to watch/to view
好看 hǎo kàn good-looking/nice-looking/good (of a movie, book, TV show etc)/embarrassed/humiliated
活动看板 huó dòng kàn bǎn calendar of events
监看 jiān kàn to monitor/to keep an eye on
据我看 jù wǒ kàn in my view/in my opinion/from what I can see
看板 kàn bǎn billboard
看扁 kàn biǎn to have a low opinion of
看贬 kàn biǎn to expect (a currency etc) to depreciate
看病 kàn bìng to visit a doctor/to see a patient
看不出 kàn bu chū can't see/can't make out/unable to tell
看不懂 kàn bu dǒng unable to make sense of what one is looking at
看不惯 kàn bu guàn cannot bear to see/to hate/to dislike/to disapprove
看不过 kàn bu guò cannot stand by idly and watch/unable to put up with it any longer/see 看不過去|看不过去[kàn bu guò qu]
看不过去 kàn bu guò qu cannot stand by idly and watch/unable to put up with it any longer
看不见 kàn bu jiàn cannot see/cannot be seen/invisible
看不起 kàn bu qǐ to look down upon/to despise
看不清 kàn bu qīng not able to see clearly
看不顺眼 kàn bù shùn yǎn unpleasant to the eye/objectionable
看不习惯 kàn bù xí guàn unfamiliar
看不中 kàn bu zhōng not impressed by
看菜吃饭 kān cài chī fàn to eat depending on the dish (idiom)/fig. to act according to actual circumstances/to live within one's means
看菜吃饭,量体裁衣 kān cài chī fàn, liáng tǐ cái yī eat depending on the dish, cut cloth according to the body (idiom)/to fit the appetite to the dishes and the dress to the figure/to act according to actual circumstances/to live within one's means
看成 kàn chéng to regard as
看出 kàn chū to make out/to see
看穿 kàn chuān see through (a person, scheme, trick etc)
看错 kàn cuò to misinterpret what one sees or reads/to misjudge (sb)/to mistake (sb for sb else)/to misread (a document)
看呆 kàn dāi to gape at/to stare blankly/to stare in rapture/to stare in awe
看待 kàn dài to look upon/to regard
看淡 kàn dàn to regard as unimportant/to be indifferent to (fame, wealth etc)/(of an economy or a market) to slacken
看得过 kàn de guò presentable/passable
看得过儿 kàn de guò er erhua variant of 看得過|看得过[kàn de guò]
看得见 kàn dé jiàn can see/visible
看得起 kàn de qǐ to show respect for/to think highly of
看得中 kàn de zhòng to take a liking for/to fancy
看懂 kàn dǒng to understand what one is reading or watching
看法 kàn fǎ way of looking at a thing/view/opinion/CL:個|个[gè]
看顾 kàn gù to watch over
看倌 kàn guān dear reader/dear listener
看官 kàn guān dear reader/dear listener
看惯 kàn guàn to be used to the sight of
看管 kān guǎn to look after
看好 kān hǎo to keep an eye on
看好 kàn hǎo to regard as having good prospects
看护 kān hù to nurse/to look after/to watch over/(old) hospital nurse
看花眼 kān huā yǎn to be dazzled/to not believe one's own eyes
看家 kān jiā to look after the house/(of skill, ability) special/outstanding
看见 kàn jiàn to see/to catch sight of
看开 kàn kāi to come to accept an unpleasant fact/to get over sth/to cheer up
看看 kàn kan to take a look at/to examine/to survey/(coll.) pretty soon
看客 kàn kè audience/spectators/onlookers
看来 kàn lai apparently/it seems that
看门人 kān mén rén janitor/watchman
看鸟人 kàn niǎo rén a bird-watcher
看破 kàn pò to see through/disillusioned with/to reject (the world of mortals)
看破红尘 kān pò hóng chén to see through the world of mortals (idiom, of Buddhist monk)/disillusioned with human society/to reject the world for a monastic life
看齐 kàn qí to follow sb's example/to emulate/(of troops etc) to dress (come into alignment for parade formation)
看起来 kàn qǐ lai seemingly/apparently/looks as if/appear to be/gives the impression that/seems on the face of it to be
看清 kàn qīng to see clearly
看轻 kàn qīng to belittle/to scorn/to take sth lightly
看情况 kàn qíng kuàng depending on the situation
看球 kàn qiú to watch a football game (or other ball game)/Fore! (golf)/Watch out for the ball!
看热闹 kàn rè nao to enjoy watching a bustling scene/to go where the crowds are
看人下菜碟儿 kàn rén xià cài dié er (dialect) to treat sb according to their social status, relationship with them etc (idiom)/not to treat everyone equally favorably
看人行事 kàn rén xíng shì to treat people according to their rank and one's relationship with them (idiom)
看上 kàn shàng to look upon/to take a fancy to/to fall for
看上去 kàn shang qu it would appear/it seems (that)
看守 kān shǒu to guard/to watch over
看守所 kān shǒu suǒ detention center
看守者 kān shǒu zhě watchman
看书 kàn shū to read/to study
看似 kàn sì to look as if/to seem
看台 kàn tái terrace/spectator's grandstand/viewing platform
看透 kàn tòu to understand thoroughly/to see beyond the facade/to see through (sb)
看头 kàn tou qualities that make sth worth seeing (or reading)
看望 kàn wàng to visit/to pay a call to
看戏 kàn xì to watch a play/to watch passively (i.e. from the sidelines, from the crowd)
看相 kàn xiàng to tell fortune by reading the subject's facial features
看笑话 kàn xiào hua to watch with amusement as sb makes a fool of himself
看押 kān yā to detain/to take into custody/to imprison temporarily
看样子 kàn yàng zi it seems/it looks as if
看一看 kàn yī kàn to have a look
看在 kàn zài (in the expression 看在…的份上) for the sake of .../considering ...
看在眼里 kàn zài yǎn li to observe/to take it all in
看涨 kàn zhǎng bull market (prices appear to be rising)
看着办 kàn zhe bàn to do as one sees fit/to play it by ear (according to the circumstances)
看着不管 kàn zhe bù guǎn to stand by and pay no heed/to ignore
看中 kàn zhòng to have a preference for/to fancy/to choose after consideration/to settle on
看重 kàn zhòng to regard as important/to care about
看准 kàn zhǔn to observe and make sure/to check
看准机会 kàn zhǔn jī huì to watch for an opportunity/to see one's chance to
看走眼 kàn zǒu yǎn to make an error of judgment/to be taken in
看作 kàn zuò to look upon as/to regard as
看做 kàn zuò to regard as/to look upon as
可看 kě kàn worth seeing
来看 lái kàn to come and see/to see a topic from a certain point of view
连连看 lián lián kàn pattern matching (puzzle game)/matching (type of test question in which presented items are to be paired up)
另眼相看 lìng yǎn xiāng kàn to treat sb favorably/to view in a new light
猛一看 měng yī kàn at first glance/first impression
秒看 miǎo kàn to take in at a glance
耐看 nài kàn able to withstand careful appreciation/well worth a second look
难看 nán kàn ugly/unsightly
内行看门道,外行看热闹 nèi háng kàn mén dao, wài háng kàn rè nao while the connoisseur recognizes the artistry, the layman simply enjoys the show
你看着办吧 nǐ kàn zhe bàn ba You figure it out for yourself./Do as you please.
轻看 qīng kàn to look down upon
请看 qǐng kàn please see .../vide
杀鸡给猴看 shā jī gěi hóu kàn lit. to kill a chicken in front of a monkey/fig. to make an example of sb (by punishment) to frighten others
试试看 shì shì kàn to give it a try
受看 shòu kàn good-looking
收看 shōu kàn to watch (a TV program)
踏看 tà kàn to investigate on the spot
探看 tàn kàn to visit/to go to see what's going on
偷看 tōu kàn to peep/to peek/to steal a glance
雾里看花 wù lǐ kàn huā lit. to look at flowers in the fog (idiom)/fig. blurred vision
细看 xì kàn to peer/to scan/to examine carefully
相看 xiāng kàn to look at one another/to take a good look at/to look upon
想想看 xiǎng xiǎng kàn to think about it
小看 xiǎo kàn to look down on/to underestimate
斜眼看 xié yǎn kàn from the side of the eye/askance
眼看 yǎn kàn soon/in a moment/to look on as sth happens
要看 yào kàn it depends on...
一切向钱看 yī qiè xiàng qián kàn to put money above everything else
依我看 yī wǒ kàn in my opinion
依我来看 yī wǒ lái kàn as I see it/in my opinion
一眼看穿 yī yǎn kàn chuān to see through something at first glance (idiom)
在我看 zài wǒ kàn in my opinion/in my view
在我看来 zài wǒ kàn lái in my opinion
乍看 zhà kàn at first glance
照看 zhào kàn to look after/to attend to/to have in care
正向前看 zhèng xiàng qián kàn look-ahead assertion
中看 zhōng kàn pleasant to the eye/Taiwan pr. [zhòng kàn]
中看不中用 zhòng kàn bù zhòng yòng impressive-looking but useless
走马看花 zǒu mǎ kàn huā lit. flower viewing from horseback (idiom)/fig. superficial understanding from cursory observation/to make a quick judgment based on inadequate information

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