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Translingual[edit]

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 , Yale gong1)


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

Adverb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin gāng, traditional )

  1. just; exactly
    刚好
  2. only a short while ago, just
    回来。 tā gāng huílai
    He has just come back.
    刚才, 刚刚
  3. barely, just
    一个月1000元的工资,够他吃饭。 yīgè yuè 1000 yuán de gōngzī,gāng gòu tā chīfàn.
    He earn 1000 yuan a month, barely enough for food.
  4. only at this moment

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