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English Definitionkilometer
Simplified Script公里
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄥ ㄌㄧˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gung1lei5
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Topical Word Lists
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; 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)
li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township and neighborhood levels; Li (surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
公司gōngsī(business) company; company; firm; corporation; incorporated
公斤gōngjīnkilogram (kg)
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    
邻里línlǐneighbor; neighborhood
德里délǐDelhi; New Delhi, capital of India; same as 新德里
阿里ālǐAli (proper name); Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. 600-661), cousin, aid and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed 穆罕默德, the fourth Caliph 哈里发 of Islam, reigned 656-661, and the first Imam 伊玛目 of Shia Islam; Ngari prefecture in Tibet, Tibetan: Mnga' ris
哈里hālǐHarry or Hari (name)
加里jiālǐpotassium; Gary (name)
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