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The Chinese word gang - 刚 - gāng
(just in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

just, exactly, hard, barely,
very recently, solid, unyielding

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Chinese characters  ( gang / gāng ) with pronunciation (English translation: just )
刚 ( gang / gāng ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 刚 ( gang / gāng ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo gang dao zheli.
Wŏ gāng dào zhèlĭ.

 – English translation: I just arrived here.

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

to happen to  |  a moment ago
刚 ( gang / gāng ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 561)
Chinese example words containing the character 刚 ( gang / gāng )
刚才 ( gāngcái = just now ), 刚刚 ( gānggāng = just ), 刚果共和国 ( Gāngguŏ gònghéguó = Congo )
Other characters that are pronounced gāng in Chinese
More words that mean just in Chinese
cái ( 才 ), gānggāng ( 刚刚 ), jiù ( 就 )
More words that mean exactly in Chinese
zhèng ( 正 )

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