探望

tànwàng - visit

Today Victoria visited me in Plymouth and realised that I don't really know the word for visit, although go and see would probably work fine. The character, 望, is interesting because I know it to mean 'hope', but it can also mean 'expect', 'gaze into the distance', 'full moon' as well as 'visit'. 探 basically means 'to explore'.

我们出国前匆匆探望了她一次。
We paid her a fleeting visit before leaving the country.

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