gōng work; skill


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


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

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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
Chinese proverb


Pǐ jí tài lái [pi ji tai lai]
evil extreme good arrive
At the extreme point of misfortune, good will surely arrive
Things at the worst will mend
The darkest hour is just before the dawn

xiā shrimp; prawn

Made up of [ chóng insect; worm radical 142, xià down; below]


The insect is the classifier on the left while 'xia' gives the phonetic and also can the thought of insect below - underwater
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