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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ()

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (knife)

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 月大中弓 (BKLN), composition)

  1. hard, tough, rigid, strong
  2. A (typically male) given name

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping gong1, Yale gong1)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin gāng (gang1, Gāng (Gang1), Wade-Giles kang1, Kang1)

Adjective[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin gāng, traditional )

  1. firm; strong; hard
    性格结合 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Tā de xìnggé shì gāng yǔ róu de jiéhé. [Pinyin]
    His character is a combination of strength and kindness.

Adverb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin gāng, traditional )

  1. just; exactly
      ―  gānghǎo  ―  just, exactly
  2. only a short while ago, just
      ―  gāngcái  ―  just now, a moment ago
    刚刚  ―  gānggāng  ―  just now, only
    回来 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    gāng huílái. [Pinyin]
    He has just come back.
  3. barely, just
    1000工资吃饭 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Yī gè yuè 1000 yuán de gōngzī, gāng gòu tā chīfàn. [Pinyin]
    He earn 1000 yuan a month, barely enough for food.
  4. as soon as; only at this moment
    做完工作 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    gāng zuòwán gōngzuò, líng jiù xiǎng le [Pinyin]
    The moment he finished his work, bell rang.


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