The Chinese word 看 means “to look” or “to watch”. It is a versatile verb that can be used in a variety of contexts. For example, you might use 看 to describe watching a movie or reading a book, or to talk about looking at a beautiful view. It can also be used in more abstract contexts, such as “to consider” or “to think about”.
Verb: to see, to watch, to look at
Verb: to look after, to guard
|你看过这个电影吗？||nǐ kàn guò zhè ge diàn yǐng ma?||Have you seen this movie before?|
|我喜欢看书||wǒ xǐ huān kàn shū||I like to read books|
|他看见了你的信||tā kàn jiàn le nǐ de xìn||He saw your letter|
|她看起来很累||tā kàn qǐ lái hěn lèi||She looks very tired|
|我们去看电影吧！||wǒ men qù kàn diàn yǐng ba!||Let’s go watch a movie!|
|他喜欢看足球比赛||tā xǐ huān kàn zú qiú bǐ sài||He likes to watch soccer matches|
|你能看懂这个汉字吗？||nǐ néng kàn dǒng zhè ge hàn zì ma?||Can you understand this Chinese character?|
|她在看电视||tā zài kàn diàn shì||She’s watching TV|
看 is part of HSK Level 1 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1 and HSK Level 6.