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Pronunciation : gōng
Meaning :
  1. public; state-owned; collective. (adj)
  2. equitable; impartial; fair; just. (adj)
  3. male (of animals). (adj)
  4. husband’s father; father-in-law. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 4
Traditional :
Usage : 55.5%
1. A bus has just passed by.
liàng gōng gòng chē gāng guò qu
: (numeral) one
: (measure word) used for vehicles
公共 : public
汽车 : automobile, motor vehicle
公共汽车 : bus
: only a short while ago, just
过去 : pass by
2. God is fair.
shàng tiān shì gōng píng de
上天 : God
: is
公平 : equal, impartial, fair
: (particle) used to form a noun phrase or nominal expression
3. The rooster is crowing.
gōng le
: male animal
: chicken
公鸡 : rooster
: crow
: (particle) indicating that something has happened or is about to happen
4. Her father-in-law has passed away.
de gōng gong shì le
她的 : her
公公 : father-in-law. (informally, for spoken dialect, 公公 also means grandfather)
去世 : pass away
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
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