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
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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