gōng to provide; to supply

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, gòng common; general ]

Note

Gong is phonetic and idea of 'together' the person radical gives idea of people together
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gū (estimate) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using gòng : hóng (flood)

Sounds same

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (public) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (bow)

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

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Pronunciation

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