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English Definitiondiligent; industrious (in one's studies); to study hard; to make great effort
Simplified Script用功
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄨㄥˋ ㄍㄨㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jung6gung1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
yòngto use; to employ; to have to; to eat or drink; expense or outlay; usefulness; hence; therefore
gōngmeritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
用力yònglìto exert oneself physically
用途yòngtúuse; application
用品yòngpǐnarticles for use; products; goods
用心yòngxīnmotive; intention; to be diligent or attentive; careful
Words With Same Tail Word    
成功chénggōngsuccess; to succeed; Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 台东县, southeast Taiwan
气功qìgōngqigong, a system of deep breathing exercises
武功wǔgōngmartial art; military accomplishments; (Peking opera) martial arts feats; Wugong County in Xianyang 咸阳, Shaanxi
做功zuògōngto act (in opera); stage business
唱功chànggōngsinging skill
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