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工资 gōng zī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

工资 (gōng zī) English Meaning

  • wages
  • pay

Traditional Characters:  工資

工 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

资 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)
  • (fèn)
  • (yuè)

Sample Sentences

  • 她有资格获得病假工资吗?
    Tā yǒu zīgé huòdé bìngjià gōngzī ma?
    Is she eligible for sick pay?
  • 你的第一分工资要怎么花?
    Nǐ de dì yī fēn gōngzī yào zěnme huā?
    What are you going to do with your first paycheck?
  • 一领到工资就把钱还给你。
    Yī lǐng dào gōngzī jiù bǎ qián hái gěi nǐ.
    I’ll pay you back as soon as I get paid.
  • 他们的工资勉强够维持生活的。
    Tāmen de gōngzī miǎnqiáng gòu wéichí shēnghuó de.
    Their wages are barely enough to make ends meet.
  • 服务员除工资外还有不少小费。
    Fúwùyuán chú gōngzī wài hái yǒu bù shǎo xiǎofèi.
    Waiters are paid in tips as well as wages.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

  • (gōng): work

资 (zī): resources; capital; to provide; to supply; to support; money; expense

  •  (cì): next in sequence; second; the second (day, time etc); secondary; vice-; sub-; infra-; inferior quality; substandard; order; sequence; hypo- (chemistry); classifier for enumerated events: time
  •  (bèi): shell / money

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 资

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 投资 (tóu zī): investment; to invest
  • 资格 (zī gé): qualifications; seniority
  • 资金 (zī jīn): funds; funding; capital
  • 资料 (zī liào): material; resources; data; information; profile (Internet); CL: 份(fèn), 個|个(gè)
  • 资源 (zī yuán): resources (natural, manpower, etc.)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 物资 (wù zī): goods and materials
  • 资本 (zī běn): capital (as in capitalism)
  • 资产 (zī chǎn): property; assets
  • 资深 (zī shēn): senior (in terms of depth of accumulated experience); deeply qualified
  • 资助 (zī zhù): to subsidize; to provide financial aid; subsidy

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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