- 鉴 [jiàn]
- （镜子，古代用铜制成） ancient bronze mirror- （可以作为警戒或引为教训的事） warning; object lesson:
warning taken from the overturned cart ahead; lessons drawn from others' mistakes; 前车之鉴
take warning from it 引以为鉴- （姓氏） a surname:
Jian Ming 鉴明
- （照） reflect; mirror:
(of flat surface) so shining and bright that it can serve as a looking glass; 光可鉴人
The water is so clear that you can see your reflection in it. 水清可鉴。- （仔细看; 审察） inspect; scrutinize; examine:
Please examine.; Please check. 请鉴核。- （旧时书信套语，用在开头的称呼之后，表示请人看信）:
Dear Mr. so-and-so May I draw your attention to the following.
With the government's failure to solve the problem of unemployment, a fresh approach is indicated.
The only clue to the identity of the murderer was a half-smoked cigarette.
We had to incorporate for a company for tax reasons.
Let this be an example (ie May this punishment serve as a warning) to you.