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Gong Zuo - Daily Mandarin Lesson

"Work" in Mandarin Chinese

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Gong Zuo

Meaning

job; work; construction; work; task

Pronunciation

Tone marks: ►gōng zuò
Tone numbers: gong1 zuo4

Chinese Characters

Traditional: 工作
Simplified: 工作

First Character: 工 (gōng) – work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor
Second Character: 作 (zuò) – to regard as; to do; to make

Examples of Gōng Zuō

Audio files are marked with ►

Tā zài yīyuàn gōngzuò.
她在醫院工作。
她在医院工作。
She is working at a hospital.

Tā zài zhǎo gōngzuò.
他在找工作。
他在找工作。
She is looking for work.
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