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work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor
 
to regard as; to take (somebody) for; to do; to make
simp. and trad.
(工作)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

工作

  1. to work (to be engaged in a mental or physical activity)
    以為工作其實 [MSC, trad.]
    以为工作其实 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ yǐwéi wǒ zài gōngzuò, qíshí wǒ zài wán. [Pinyin]
    You thought I was working, but I was actually having fun.
  2. to work (to be employed)
    這裡工作已經 [MSC, trad.]
    这里工作已经 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zài zhèlǐ gōngzuò yǐjīng shí duō nián le. [Pinyin]
    I've been working here for more than ten years.
  3. to work (to function properly)
    電腦工作 [MSC, trad.]
    电脑工作 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de diànnǎo bù gōngzuò le. [Pinyin]
    My computer is not working.

AntonymsEdit

  • (work; to be engaged in an activity): 歇息 (xiēxi)

NounEdit

工作

  1. (uncountable) work (employment)
    工作滿足感 / 工作满足感  ―  gōngzuò mǎnzúgǎn  ―  job satisfaction
    找不到工作  ―  zhǎobudào gōngzuò  ―  to be unable to find work
    這裡工作 / 这里工作  ―  Wǒ zài zhèlǐ zhǎo gōngzuò.  ―  I'm looking for work here.
    工作進行順利 [MSC, trad.]
    工作进行顺利 [MSC, simp.]
    Gōngzuò jìnxíng de hěn shùnlì. [Pinyin]
    Work is going well.
  2. (countable) job (position) (Classifier: ; )
    大學畢業工作找到 [MSC, trad.]
    大学毕业工作找到 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā dàxué bìyè liù ge yuè le, yī fèn gōngzuò dōu méi zhǎodào. [Pinyin]
    He graduated six months ago and still hasn't found a job.
    工作辛苦需要長途飛行 [MSC, trad.]
    工作辛苦需要长途飞行 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de gōngzuò hěn xīnkǔ, xūyào chángtú fēixíng. [Pinyin]
    My job is very exhausting as I have to fly long distances.
  3. (countable, uncountable) task; job; work (something to do) (Classifier: m;  m; )
    籌備工作 / 筹备工作  ―  chóubèi gōngzuò  ―  preparatory work
    爸爸重要工作 [MSC, trad.]
    爸爸重要工作 [MSC, simp.]
    Bàba gěi wǒ yī ge hěn zhòngyào de gōngzuò. [Pinyin]
    Dad gave me a very important task.
  4. (archaic, countable) ingenious accomplishment (Classifier: )

Usage notesEdit

There are many equivalents for English to work in Chinese, the most common and generic being 工作 (gōngzuò). Use 上班 (shàngbān) for shift work, 辦公办公 (bàngōng) for office or administration work and 幹活干活 (gànhuó) for physical work.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (工作):

Others:

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
さく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

NounEdit

工作 (hiragana こうさく, rōmaji kōsaku)

  1. handicraft, industrial art, woodwork
  2. underground negotiation of political, foreign relations
  3. activities of espionage

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

工作する (hiragana こうさくする, rōmaji kōsaku suru)

  1. to handcraft
  2. to construct
  3. to scheme

ConjugationEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

工作 (gongjak) (hangeul 공작)

  1. Hanja form? of 공작 (crafts; maneuver, maneuvering).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

工作

  1. Hán tự form of công tác, (“mission; task”).