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Meaning of 供

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Ideographic: A person making an offering with both hands ; also provides the pronunciation
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ gòng ] all, total; together; to share
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  • Pinyin: gōng

    English Definition: to provide; to supply
    Chinese Definition:
    ①准备着东西给需要的人应用:供给。供求。供应。供需。供销。提供。供不应求。
    Example Words:
    提供 [ gōng ]: to offer; to supply; to provide; to furnish
    供给 [ gōng ]: to furnish; to provide; supply (as in supply and demand)
    供不应求 [ gōng yìng qiú ]: supply does not meet demand
    供应 [ gōng yìng ]: to supply; to provide; to offer
    供求 [ gōng qiú ]: supply and demand (economics)
  • Pinyin: gòng

    English Definition: sacrificial offering; to confess
    Chinese Definition:
    ①奉献:供养。供献。供奉。供佛。供职。
    ②祭祀用的东西:供桌。供品。供果。上供。
    ③被审问时在法庭上述说事实:招供。口供。供状。供认。供词。

    Example Words:
    供养 [ gòng yǎng ]: to make offerings (to the Gods)
    供奉 [ gòng fèng ]: to consecrate; to enshrine and worship; an offering (to one's ancestors); a sacrifice (to a God)
    上供 [ shàng gòng ]: to make offerings (to gods or ancestors); to offer gifts to superiors in order to win their favor
    串供 [ chuàn gòng ]: to collude to fabricate a story
    供佛花 [ gòng huā ]: flower offering
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