公 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

公 in English

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)

HSK levels

Components

  • (bā): eight / separate
  • (sī): secret

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : to provide; to supply;
  • : meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics);
  • : to bow; to salute;
  • :
  • : palace; temple; castration (as corporal punishment); first note in pentatonic scale;
  • : work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor;
  • : a bow (weapon); CL:張|张[zhang1]; to bend; to arch (one's back etc);
  • : respectful;
  • : to attack; to accuse; to study;
  • : bamboo hat;
  • : upper arm; arm;
  • : scolopendra centipede;
  • : big; cup made of horn; horn wine container;
  • : body; oneself; personally; to bow;
  • 𥸲: 𥸲

Sentences examples with 公

  • 坐公共汽车去上班。
    Zuò gōnggòng qìchē qù shàngbān.
  • 早上出公司。
    Zǎoshang chū gōngsī.
  • 希望它离公司近。
    Xīwàng tā lí gōngsī jìn.
  • 公司旁边有学校。
    Gōngsī pángbiān yǒu xuéxiào
  • 我哥哥开了一家公司。
    Wǒ gēgē kāile yījiā gōngsī.

Words containing 公, by HSK level

HSK 2 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list