18 strokes
outlook, look, appearance, condition, view
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
476 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 観 【カン】 look, appearance, spectacle, sight, observation meditation, outlook on ..., view of ...
  • 看過 【カンカ】 overlooking, turning a blind eye
  • 客観 【キャッカン】 objectivity, objective, object (philosophical)
  • 静観 【セイカン】 watchful waiting, careful supervision

Kun reading compounds

  • 見る 【みる】 to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe, to examine, to look over, to assess, to check, to judge, to look after, to attend to, to take care of, to keep an eye on, to experience, to meet with (misfortune, success, etc.), to try ..., to have a go at ..., to give ... a try, to see (that) ..., to find (that) ...


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guan1, guan4


  • punto de vista
  • mirar cuidadosamente
  • mostrar


  • perspectiva
  • olhar
  • aparecimento
  • condição
  • visão


  • perspective
  • vue
  • aspect
  • apparence
  • condition (état)
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1880 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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614 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
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1-11-7 SKIP code
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