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

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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Wed 13th Dec 2017

Southern water replenishes Beijing

We included a news item in July about the ambitious water management projects in China. A new article on the Shanghai Daily web site details just how impressive it all is. It is the world's largest water diversion project projected to cost $76 billion dollars. The first phase is complete and generating great benefit to Beijing. About 3 trillion gallons have been rerouted and the water all the way from the Yangzi is now supplying 70% of Beijing's water. All this is great news in the parched north but there are concerns that the diversion may adversely affect the lower Yangzi delta region's delicate ecosystem.


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