功夫

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

功夫 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping gung1 fu1)

  1. skill, art
  2. labor, effort
  3. kung fu

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: 4

Noun[edit]

功夫 (hiragana かんふう, romaji kanfū)

  1. (kenpō): kung fu

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

功夫 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gōngfu)

  1. time (to do something); synonym for 工夫
  2. efforts (devoted to a task)
    功夫
    it won't work unless one expends great effort
  3. accomplishments
  4. skill; art (especially Chinese martial arts)
    演員臺詞功夫不錯 (trad.)
    演员台词功夫不错 (simp.)
    That actor's skill at reading his lines is not too shabby
  5. kung fu
    中國少林功夫首次雅典登臺亮相 (trad.)
    中国少林功夫首次雅典登台亮相 (simp.)
    This was the first time that Chinese Shaolin kung fu was put on display in Athens, Greece

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

功夫 (traditional and simplified, POJ kang-hu)

  1. time (to do something); synonym for 工夫
  2. efforts (devoted to a task)
  3. accomplishments
  4. skill; art (especially Chinese martial arts)
  5. kung fu