奉公

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Chinese[edit]

to receive (from superior); to offer; to revere
 
just; honorable; public; common; fair; duke; mister
trad. (奉公)
simp. #(奉公)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

奉公

  1. to perform official duties

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほう
Grade: S
こう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

奉公(ほうこう) (hōkō

  1. service to a master
  2. apprenticeship
  3. public duty, service to one's country, etc.

Verb[edit]

奉公(ほうこう)する (hōkō surusuru (stem 奉公(ほうこう) (hōkō shi), past 奉公(ほうこう)した (hōkō shita))

  1. serve a master
    • 1928, 林芙美子, 放浪記(初出):
      十五位(じゅうごい)(とき)だったかしら、(わたし)はトルコ(じん)楽器屋(がっきや)奉公(ほうこう)していたのを(おも)()した。
      Jūgo-i no toki datta kashira, watashi wa toruko-jin no gakkiya ni hōkō shiteita no o omoidashita.
      That reminds me of when I was fifteen and I worked for a Turkish music shop owner.
  2. apprentice
  3. serve the public, one's country, etc.

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