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The Chinese word gong - 公 - gōng
(public in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

public, impartial, male

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( gong / gōng ) with pronunciation (English translation: public )
The traditional Chinese characters of gōng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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bus  |  generally acknowledged
公 ( gong / gōng ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 92)
Chinese example words containing the character 公 ( gong / gōng )
办公室 ( bàngōngshì = office ), 公分 ( gōngfēn = centimeter ), 公共 ( gōnggòng = public ), 公共汽车 ( gōnggòngqìchē = bus ), 公鸡 ( gōngjī = cock ), 公斤 ( gōngjīn = kilogram ), 公里 ( gōnglĭ = kilometer ), 公平 ( gōngpíng = fair ), 公司 ( gōngsī = company ), 公文包 ( gōngwénbāo = briefcase ), 公务舱 ( gōngwùcāng = business class ), 公务员 ( gōngwùyuán = public servant ), 公益 ( gōngyì = public benefit ), 公园 ( gōngyuán = park ), 公猪 ( gōngzhū = boar ), 公转 ( gōngzhuàn = revolution ), 外公 ( wàigōng = grandfather )
Other characters that are pronounced gōng in Chinese
More words that mean public in Chinese
gōnggòng ( 公共 )

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