工夫

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

工夫

  1. temporary worker; casual labour

工夫

  1. time
  2. work; labour; effort
  3. skill

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
ふう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

工夫 (hiragana くふう, romaji kufū)

  1. device; scheme; devising; scheming
  2. dedication to spiritual improvement (especially through Zen meditation)

Verb[edit]

工夫 + する (hiragana くふうする, romaji kufū suru)

  1. devise, come up with, contrive
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

工夫 (hiragana こうふ, romaji kōfu)

  1. labourer; blue-collar worker

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

工夫 (gongbu) (hangeul 공부)

  1. Hanja form? of 공부, “learning, study”.