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English Definitionkilogram (kg)
Simplified Script公斤
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄥ ㄐㄧㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gung1gan1
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Topical Word Lists
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
gōngpublic; 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; honorable (gentlemen); father-in-law; maternal gradfather; male (animal)
jīncatty; weight equal to 0.5 kg; (Tw) weight equal to 0.6 kg

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Words With Same Head Word    
公司gōngsī(business) company; company; firm; corporation; incorporated
公园gōngyuánpark (for public recreation)
公共汽车gōnggòng qìchēbus
公开gōngkāipublic; to publish; to make public
Words With Same Tail Word    
市斤shìjīnChinese unit of weight equal to 0.5 kg
台斤táijīnTaiwan catty (weight equal to 0.6 kg)
半公斤bàn gōngjīnhalf kilo
合五十公斤hé wǔshí gōngjīncentner
chèngtuó suī xiǎo yā qiānjīnalthough small, a steelyard weight may tip a hundred pounds (idiom); apparently insignificant details can have a large impact; for want of a nail the battle was lost
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