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(Trad.: 宮)
Pinyin: gōng
English Definition: palace; temple; castration (as corporal punishment); first note in pentatonic scale
Chinese Definition:
①房屋(封建时代专指帝王的住所):宫室。宫廷。宫殿。宫观(guàn)(a.供帝王游乐的离宫;b.道教的庙宇)。宫禁。宫苑。宫刑。
②神话中神仙居住的房屋:天宫。龙宫。蟾宫。
③庙宇的名称:雍和宫。
④一些文化娱乐场所:少年宫。文化宫。
⑤天文上黄道分为十二宫,每一宫三十度。
⑥中国古代五音之一,相当于简谱“1”。
⑦指“子宫”(妇女生殖器官)。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ ] a musical note; surname
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Example Words:
宫殿 [ gōng diàn ]: palace; Classifiers:
子宫 [ gōng ]: uterus; womb
宫廷 [ gōng tíng ]: court (of king or emperor)
王宫 [ wáng gōng ]: imperial palace
九宫山 [ jiǔ gōng shān ]: Jiugongshan nature reserve in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁 , Hubei
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