gōng public; collectively owned; common

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12, private; secret; selfish radical 28]

Note

Shows the division (indicated by radical for 8) over the symbol for selfish or private - suggesting division for public benefit

Related characters


Using : fēn (divide) qí (his) sì (four) liù (six) gòng (common) xīng (prosper) xué (cave) dài (to respect)
Using : qù (go) néng (to be able to) tái (typhoon) zhì (to arrive) me (what)

Sounds same

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (bow) gōng (to provide)

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

< Previous gōng Next gōng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 公
Stroke order for character 公, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

公主岭 Gongzhuling, Jilin

Proverbs

假公济私 jiǎ gōng jì sī Use public office for personal gain
愚公移山 yú gōng yí shān Anything can be achieved with persistence

Also

赵公明 Zhào gōngmíng Zhao Gongming Birthday
公鸡 gōng jī cockerel

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