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公 is a 4 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as gōng in the first tone.

It is made up of the components (eight) and (private).

  • ㄍㄨㄥ



    • ㄅㄚ


    • private

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Eight is too many to be private, must be public!
by huangying

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Something private, owned by eight, becomes public
by tonya

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With eight private investigators working on the case, the truth will soon be public. A [gong] will ring across the land.
by vms5q

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If there’s as many as eight people in on a private matter, then it’s not so private anymore! It’s now become public.
by Sprigit

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We found 1 pronunciation for 公

Definitions for 公 pronounced as gōng

  • 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[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]
  • honorable (gentlemen)
  • father-in-law
  • male (animal)


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