“jiàn (见)” and “jiàn miàn (见面)” both mean “to meet, to see”. However, in order to express “A meets B”, the structures used are A + jiàn (见) + B and A + hé(和) + B + jiàn miàn (见面) respectively. Let’s have a look at some examples:
I want to see you.
wǒ yào jiàn nǐ。
I met him yesterday.
zuó tiān wǒ hé tā jiàn miàn le。