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English Definitionto start (a building project)
Simplified Script动工
Traditional Script動工
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄥˋ ㄍㄨㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung6gung1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
dòng(of something) to move; to set in movement; to displace; to touch; to make use of; to stir (emotions); to alter; abbr. for 动词, verb
gōngwork; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
动员dòngyuánto mobilize; to arouse; mobilization
动人dòngréntouching; moving
动作dòngzuòmovement; motion; action
动手dòngshǒuto set about (a task); to hit; to punch; to touch
Words With Same Tail Word    
施工shīgōngconstruction; to carry out construction or large-scale repairs
人工réngōngartificial; manpower; manual work
加工jiāgōngto process; processing; working (of machinery)
手工shǒugōnghandwork; manual
分工fēngōngto divide up the work; division of labor
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