guan1 =
gu + an1

to look at / to watch / to observe / to behold / to advise / concept / point of view | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

In front of Anchor Inn several surveillance cameras are closely observing Gitta Giraffe's boxing training progress. She also closely watches the cameras and practices her punches until she is ready to box every one of them into oblivion. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 1 year ago | add a painting


guan4 =
gu + an4

surname Guan | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

guan4 =
gu + an4

Taoist monastery / palace gate watchtower / platform | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
you4 =
y + ou4

(once) again / also / both... and... / and yet / (used for emphasis) anyway | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

And once again (又), Maud Younger (y-) is preparing for battle. She's donning her boxing glove in the Louvre's bathroom (-ou4), puts on a beak (㇇) and plans go give her opponent the finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This one looks like a beak. - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=

+
jian4 =
ji + an4

to see / to meet / to appear (to be sth) / to interview | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc set up a surveillance camera in Anchor Inn's bathroom. With its help, she can see Sun Wu Kong stapling his hat to his head. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting


xian4 =
xi + an4

to appear | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

xian4 =
xi + an4

to appear / also written 現|现[xian4] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=

+
xx5

Character component without inherent meaning | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

A staple, as used in a stapler. Therefore, I will represent this character by a stapler. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=

+
er2 =
Ø + Ø2

son | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

"Son" (儿) sounds similar to "Sun" like in "Sun Wu Kong", so it's gonna be represented by the monkey king. Albert Einstein (Ø-) and Sun Wu Kong are fighting in the space station's entrance (-Ø2). Their weapons: Albert has a shovel (乚), and Sun Wu Kong has a banana (丿). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

r5

non-syllabic diminutive suffix / retroflex final | add a mnemonic for this meaning of


=
丿
+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago


=
丿
+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago

Stroke order

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is not a component of another character.

is the simplified version of .

HSK level: 4

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

gu

Gitta Giraffe - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an1

In front of Anchor Inn - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
an4

In Anchor Inn's bathroom - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


can1

guan1
to look around / to tour / to visit (HSK level 4)

guan1

zhong4
spectators / audience / visitors (to an exhibition etc) (HSK level 4)

guan1

dian3
point of view / viewpoint / standpoint / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

zhu3

guan1
subjective (HSK level 5)

le4

guan1
optimistic / hopeful (HSK level 5)

guan1

nian4
notion / thought / concept / sense / views / ideology / general impressions (HSK level 5)

ke4

guan1
objective / impartial (HSK level 5)

guan1

cha2
to observe / to watch / to survey / to examine / observation / view / perspective / CL:個|个[ge4] (HSK level 5)

bei1

guan1
pessimistic (HSK level 5)

ke3

guan1
considerable / impressive / significant (HSK level 6)

hong2

guan1
macro- / macroscopic / holistic (HSK level 6)

wei1

guan1
micro- / sub-atomic (HSK level 6)

shi4

jie4

guan1
worldview / world outlook / Weltanschauung (HSK level 6)

mei3

guan1
pleasing to the eye / beautiful / artistic (HSK level 6)

zhuang4

guan1
spectacular / magnificent sight (HSK level 6)

guan1

guang1
to tour / sightseeing / tourism (HSK level 6)

jia4

zhi2

guan1
system of values

pang2

guan1

zhe3
observer / spectator

guan1

shi4

yin1
Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)

pang2

guan1

zhe3

qing1
The person on the spot is baffled, the onlooker sees clear (idiom). The spectator sees more of the game.

shen3

mei3

guan1
esthetic conception / esthetic point of view / standard

pang2

guan1
spectator / non-participant

guan1

gan3
one's impressions / observations

gai3

guan1
change of appearance / to revise one's point of view

guan1

lan3
to view / to look at / to look sth over

ya3

guan1
elegant and tasteful

jing3

guan1
landscape

guan1

kan4
to watch / to view

guan1

mo2
to observe and emulate / to study (esp. following sb's example)

guan1

li3
to attend a ritual

guan1

ce4
to observe / to survey / observation (scientific etc)

guan1

wang4
to wait and see / to watch from the sidelines / to look around / to survey

guan1

hou4

gan3
impression or feeling after visiting or watching (movies, museums etc)

fan3

guan1
by contrast / but as for this... / viewed from another angle / subjectively / introspection

ge2

an4

guan1

huo3
to watch the fires burning across the river / to delay entering the fray until all others have been exhausted by fighting amongst themselves (idiom)

tan4

wei2

guan1

zhi3
to gasp in amazement / to acclaim as the peak of perfection

guan1

cha2

yuan2
observer

wai4

guan1
exterior appearance / to view sth from the outside / exterior condition

guan1

cha2

li4
power of observation / perception

zuo4

jing3

guan1

tian1
lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-minded

Example sentences for

 
taoist - lao-tze - south china sea - Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) - five - hundred - arhat
The taoist Lao-tze, the Goddess of Mercy from the South Sea, five hundred arhats

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Comments (1)

  1. Matthias wrote over 1 year ago: The difference to 见 ist that 观 is more formal and implies paying more attention to the object, or deliberately looking after something.

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