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
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) sì (four) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)
Also uses component: me (what) néng (to be able to) qù (go) tái (typhoon) yún (cloud) zhì (to arrive)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

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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
First British contacts with China

First British contacts with China

History

A survey of all the first British contacts to China up until 1700. These included 'pirates' like John Weddell who sought to force China into trading with England down the barrel of a cannon and John Webb a committed fan of everything about China.Regrettably this honeymoon period of relations did not last.

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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