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观 (觀) guān guàn

  1. guān verb to look at / to watch / to observe
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Observation 观察
    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; Kroll '觀' guān 1; Unihan '觀'; XHZD '觀' guān 1)
  2. guàn noun Taoist monastery / monastery
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: (FE '觀' guàn; Guoyu '觀' guàn n 3; Kroll '觀' guàn 2; XHZD '觀' guàn)
  3. guān verb to display / to show / to make visible
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 显示 (FE '觀' guān 3; Guoyu '觀' guān v 3; Kroll '觀' guān 3)
  4. guān proper noun Guan
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guān n 3)
  5. guān noun appearance / looks
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '觀')
  6. guān noun a sight / a view / a vista
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 景象 (FE '觀' guān 2; Guoyu '觀' guān n 1; Kroll '觀' guān 1b; XHZD '觀' guān 2)
  7. guān noun a concept / a viewpoint / a perspective
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 看法 (FE '觀' guān 4; Guoyu '觀' guān n 2; Kroll '觀' guān 4; XHZD '觀' guān 3)
  8. guān noun mindfulness / contemplation
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: smṛti; as in the Five Contemplations 五停心观
  9. guàn noun insight / vipaśyanā / vipassanā
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: vipaśyanā, Pāli: vipassanā; insight into the true nature of reality (BL 'vipassanā'; FGDB '觀'; Kroll '觀' guàn 3)
  10. guān verb to appreciate / to enjoy / to admire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 欣赏 (Guoyu '觀' guān v 2)
  11. guàn noun an announcement
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: An announcement placed outside the palace doors (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 1)
  12. guàn noun a high tower / a watchtower
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '觀' guàn n 2; Kroll '觀' guàn 1)
  13. guān proper noun Surview
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: The name of a hexagram (Kroll '觀' guān 5)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 72 413
Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 Scroll 1 380
Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 Scroll 5 352
The Large Sūtra on Perfection of Wisdom 《大般若波羅蜜多經》 Scroll 367 350
Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 Scroll 2 320
Siming's Letters on Ten Issues (Siming Shi Yi Shu) 《四明十義書》 Scroll 2 318
Guan Wu Liang Shou Jing Yi Shu 《觀無量壽經義疏》 Scroll 1 296
Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 Scroll 3 260
The Great Calming and Contemplation (Mohe Zhi Guan) 《摩訶止觀》 Scroll 3 248
Guan Wu Liang Shou Jing Yi Shu 《觀無量壽經義疏》 Scroll 1 243

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
身观 身觀 於是比丘內身身觀 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 2 30
园观 園觀 太子即乘寶車詣彼園觀 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 17
法观 法觀 法觀 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 2 11
智观 智觀 齊是為智觀 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 10 8
观外 觀外 觀外身 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 2 7
观如来 觀如來 又觀如來所渡河處 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 2 6
观色 觀色 色觀色 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 8 6
观第二禅 觀第二禪 無觀第二禪樂 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 21 6
欲观 欲觀 我時欲觀知其精神所出之處 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 7 5
色观 色觀 色觀色 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 8 5