Meaning of 恭

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Pinyin: gōng
English Definition: respectful
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ gòng ] all, total; together; to share
    • heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
恭敬 gōng jìng deferential; respectful
恭喜 gōng congratulations; greetings
谦恭 qiān gōng polite and modest
恭候 gōng hòu to look forward to sth; to wait respectfully
毕恭毕敬 gōng jìng reverent and respectful; extremely deferential
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Example Sentences
Hopefully we will do some more business before the window closes, but I'm not going to give names because that's disrespectful.
more than once?when I was extremely disrespectful to my mother, my father angrily called me "garbage" in our native Hokkien dialect.
He was just a little too respectful.
The merciless ocean takes the life of her beloved man, and from that day on, Ryoko finds herself unable to utter any more words.
He laughed his denial (disrespect).