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    guān     to look at / to watch / to observe

Traditional: 觀
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Grammar: Verb
Notes: In the sense of 看. For example, 走马观花 'to have a cursory look and gain a shallow understanding' [by observing flowers while riding a galloping horse] (CCI p. 36; CC-CEDICT '走馬觀花'; FE '觀' guān 1; Guoyu '觀' guān v 1; Unihan '觀'; XHZD '觀' guān 1)
Parent concept: 观察 (Observation)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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