gōng work; skill


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


Index 48 used in: gōng (accomplishment) ; hóng (red) ; jiāng (river) ; jīng (Classic) ; kòng (to empty) ; 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
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神工鬼斧 shén gōng guǐ fǔ So skilled that workmanship presumed to be the work of a god not a human. Fantastic, superb artistry.
异曲同工 yì qǔ tóng gōng Different methods giving the same result. Different but equally satisfactory.