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Meaning of 公

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Pinyin: gōng
English Definition: public; collectively owned; common; international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar); make public; fair; just; Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 ; honorable (gentlemen); father-in-law; male (animal)
Chinese Definition:
①正直无私,为大家利益:公正。公心。大公无私。
②共同的,大家承认的:公理。公式。公海。公制。
③国家,社会,大众:公共。公安(社会整体的治安)。公众。公民。公论(公众的评论)。
④让大家知道:公开。公报。公然。
⑤封建制度最高爵位:三公(中国周代指“太师”、“太傅”、“太保”;西汉指“大司徒”、“大司马”、“大司空”)。公子。公主。
⑥敬辞,尊称男子:海公。包公。诸公(各位)。
⑦雄性的:公母。公畜。
⑧对长辈和年老人的称呼:公公。外公(外祖父)。
⑨姓氏。

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: To divide what is private
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] eight; all around, all sides
    • [ ] private, secret
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Example Words:
公司 [ gōng ]: (business) company; company; firm; corporation; incorporated; Classifiers:
公共汽车 [ gōng gòng chē ]: bus; Classifiers:
公斤 [ gōng jīn ]: kilogram (kg)
办公室 [ bàn gōng shì ]: office; business premises; bureau; Classifiers:
公园 [ gōng yuán ]: park (for public recreation); Classifiers:
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