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ㄎㄢ ˋ



看 is a 9 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as kàn in the fourth tone, however it can also be pronounced as kān.

It is made up of the components (hand) and (eye).

  • ㄎㄢ ˋ



    • hand

    • ㄇㄨ ˋ


23 stories have been written about this character — see all
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Can't you see that hands were made to hold eye balls.
by CLTCpaije

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To see you must poke your eyes
by CLTCbryan

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I can see through my hands with my eyes.
by CLTCMichaelHawley

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i use my hands to scratch my eyes so i can see
by CLTCSamira

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I see the world in its eyes, like its hands
by CLTCOktay

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We found 2 pronunciations for 看


Definitions for 看 pronounced as kàn

  • to see
  • to look at
  • to read
  • to watch
  • to visit
  • to call on
  • to consider
  • to regard as
  • to look after
  • to treat (an illness)
  • to depend on
  • to feel (that)
  • (after verb) to give it a try
  • Watch out! (for a danger)

Definitions for 看 pronounced as kān

  • to look after
  • to take care of
  • to watch
  • to guard


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