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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

Adverb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin gāng, traditional )

  1. just; exactly
  2. only a short while ago, just
    • 刚才 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]gāngcái [Pinyin] — just now, a moment ago
    • 回来 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      gāng huílái. [Pinyin]
      He has just come back.
  3. barely, just
  4. as soon as; only at this moment


Compounds[edit]