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English Definitionto handle official business; to work (esp. in an office)
Simplified Script办公
Traditional Script辦公
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄢˋ ㄍㄨㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baan6gung1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
bànto do; to manage; to handle; to go about; to run; to set up; to deal with
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)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
办法bànfǎmeans; method; way (of doing something)
办事bànshìto handle (affairs); to work
办理bànlǐto handle; to transact; to conduct
办案bàn'ànto handle a case
办学bànxuéto run a school
Words With Same Tail Word    
不公bùgōngunjust; unfair
外公wàigōng(coll.) mother's father; maternal grandfather
主公zhǔgōngYour Highness; Your Majesty
充公chōnggōngto confiscate
先公xiāngōngdeceased father; deceased senior male figure
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