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工作 gōngzuò: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

工作 (gōngzuò) English Meaning

  • job
  • work
  • construction
  • task

Traditional Characters: 工作

工 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

作 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 个 (gè)
  • 份 (fèn)
  • 项 (xiàng)

Sample Sentences

  • 我在医院工作。
    Wǒ zài yīyuàn gōngzuò.
    I work in a hospital.
  • 我不工作。
    Wǒ bù gōngzuò.
    I don’t work.
  • 它不会工作。
    Tā bù huì gōngzuò.
    It won’t work.
  • 雄蜂不工作。
    Xióngfēng bù gōngzuò.
    Drones do not work.
  • 我为你工作。
    Wǒ wèi nǐ gōngzuò.
    I work for you.
  • 他做什么工作?
    Tā zuò shénme gōngzuò?
    What is his job?

Stroke Order & Character Components

工 (gōng): work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor

  • (gōng): work

作 (zuò): to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works

  • 亻 (rén): man
  • 乍 (zhà): at first; suddenly; abruptly; to spread; (of hair) to stand on end; bristling

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 工

HSK 1 Word List

  • 工作(gōng zuò): job; work; construction; task; CL: 個|个(gè), 份(fèn), 项|項(xiàng)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 作

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 作业(zuò yè):  school assignment; homework; work; task; operation; to operate; CL:   個|个(gè)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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