Chinese name: 见

Pinyin: jiàn

English name: see

Imagery: a man looking at something

History of radical: This radical is called see. In oracle bones it is a picture of a man staring at something with his eyes wide open. Characters with this radical relate to watching and seeing.

For example: 

  • 观(guān): watch; observe
  • 现(xiàn): show up
  • 览(lǎn): view