gòng common; general

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12]
Used as component in : gōng ; hóng ; gǎng
Made with 6 strokes.
Combines the characters for 'divide' and 'selfish' giving the concept of private things being divided up for public benefit
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters


Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) sì (four) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)

Different tone

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (public) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (bow) gōng (to provide) gǒng (two hands)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

有目共睹 yǒu mù gòng dǔ Obvious to everybody