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

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English translations

work, worker, industry, man-day, good at,

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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.
Usage as a radical
工 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called gōngzìpáng.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

factory  |  project
工 ( gong / gōng ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 130)
Chinese example words containing the character 工 ( gong / gōng )
罢工 ( bàgōng = strike ), 电动工具 ( diàndònggōngjù = electric tool ), 电工 ( diàngōng = electrician ), 工厂 ( gōngchăng = factory ), 工程 ( gōngchéng = project ), 工程师 ( gōngchéngshī = engineer ), 工地 ( gōngdì = construction site ), 工夫 ( gōngfū = workmanship ), 工具 ( gōngjù = tool ), 工具箱 ( gōngjùxiāng = toolbox ), 工人 ( gōngrén = worker ), 工学院 ( gōngxuéyuàn = college of engineering ), 工业 ( gōngyè = industry ), 工业学校 ( gōngyè xuéxiào = technical school ), 工资 ( gōngzī = wage ), 工作 ( gōngzuò = work ), 工作日 ( gōngzuòrì = workday ), 工作站 ( gōngzuòzhàn = workstation ), 技工 ( jìgōng = mechanic ), 手动工具 ( shŏudònggōngjù = hand tool ), 手工 ( shŏugōng = handwork ) 停工 ( tínggōng = to stop work )
Other characters that are pronounced gōng in Chinese
More words that mean work in Chinese
gōng ( 功 ), gōngzuò ( 工作 ), huór ( 活儿 ), láodòng ( 劳动 ), shìr ( 事儿 ), zuòyè ( 作业 )
More words that mean worker in Chinese
gōngrén ( 工人 )

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