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Character mind map - 公

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ID: 4237 Elementary
In Chinese, you often encounter single characters that have multiple related meanings. This has the potential to confuse learners because sometimes it is hard to make connections between component characters and their meanings within multiple-character words. That's why we created this Character Mind Map series, where we focus on characters and the words they make up. Today, we're talking about 公 and all the interesting words using this character. Let's check them out!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
公共 gōnggòng public
公共场所 gōnggòngchǎngsuǒ public space
纽约 Niǔyuē New York
公园 gōngyuán park (for public recreation)
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public
安静点,这里是公共场所。
ānjìng diǎn ,zhèlǐ shì gōnggòng chǎngsuǒ 。
Be quiet. This is a public area.
纽约的中央公园非常大。
Niǔyuē de zhōngyāng gōngyuán fēicháng dà 。
The Central Park in New York is super big.
Joe不喜欢公厕,因为它们很脏。
bù xǐhuan gōngcè ,yīnwèi tāmen hěn zāng 。
Joe doesn’t like public restrooms because they’re so dirty.
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