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

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