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The Chinese word gong - 功 - gōng
(work in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

work, labor, exploit, merit, skill,

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Chinese characters  ( gong / gōng ) with pronunciation (English translation: work )
The traditional Chinese characters of gōng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

force  |  labor  |  success  |  in normal language, this character is usually used in compounds
功 ( gong / gōng ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 314)
Chinese example words containing the character 功 ( gong / gōng )
成功 ( chénggōng = to succeed ), 功夫 ( gōngfu = skill ), 功课 ( gōngkè = schoolwork ), 气功 ( qìgōng = qigong )
Other characters that are pronounced gōng in Chinese
More words that mean work in Chinese
gōng ( 工 ), gōngzuò ( 工作 ), huór ( 活儿 ), láodòng ( 劳动 ), shìr ( 事儿 ), zuòyè ( 作业 )
More words that mean labor in Chinese
láodòng ( 劳动 )

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