gōng work; skill

Note

Represents a workman's square or carpenter's ruler
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 48 used in: zuǒ (left) ; hóng (red) ; jīng (Classic) ; gōng (accomplishment)

< Previous radical 47 chuān Next radical 49 >

Sounds same

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

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

< Previous gèng Next gōng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 工
Stroke order for character 工, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Shā jī gěi hóu kàn [sha ji gei hou kan]
kill chicken give monkey look
Kill a chicken before a monkey. The monkey can then take the message as a warning
To punish somebody as a lesson and warning to others

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