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The Chinese word jian - 见 - jiàn
(to see in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to see, to meet, to refer to, opinion, insight, to interview,
view, sight, catch sight of, interview

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Chinese characters  ( jian / jiàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: to see )
见 ( jian / jiàn ) in traditional characters
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Usage as a radical
见 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called jiànzìpáng.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to meet somebody  |  witness
见 ( jian / jiàn ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 88)
Chinese example words containing the character 见 ( jian / jiàn )
见面 ( jiànmiàn = to meet each other ), 看见 ( kànjiàn = to see ), 可见 ( kĕjiàn = this shows ), 听见 ( tīngjiàn = to hear ), 意见 ( yìjiàn = opinion ), 再见 ( zàijiàn = goodbye ), 只见 ( zhĭjiàn = only )
More words that mean to see in Chinese
kàn ( 看 ), kànjiàn ( 看见 )
More words that mean to meet in Chinese
jiē ( 接 ), ( 晤 ), ( 遇 )

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