gōng work; skill


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


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

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Sounds same

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

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

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

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