kàn look

Made up of [ eye radical 109, shǒu hand ]

Note

Combines a hand and eye as if gazing into the distance
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : dé (virtue) xiāng (each other) pàn (to hope for) jīng (eye) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using shǒu : zuǒ (left) yòu (right) zhǎng (palm of the hand)

Different tone

kān (to print) kǎn (open box) kǎn (Water) kǎn

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 看
Stroke order for character 看, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

看风使舵 kàn fēng shǐ duò Not sticking to the big plan. A fickle mind
杀鸡给猴看 shā jī gěi hóu kàn To punish somebody as a lesson and warning to others
我看见我忘记,我听见我记住,我做我了解 wǒ kàn jiàn wǒ wàng jì, wǒ tīng jiàn wǒ jì zhù, wǒ zuò wǒ liǎo jiě You learn only by trying it, not by just observing or talking about it
走马看花 zǒu mǎ kàn huā To take a cursory look at something. Smug

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