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gōng fu
n. (a period of) time; spare or free time
Other meanings
[gōng fū]   n. (old Chinese) casual or temporary labourer
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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bèi dān cí yào huā hěn duō gōng fu .
phr. It will take a lot of time to memorize (new) words.
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wǒ xiàn zài méi gōng fu hé nǐ shuō huà, yí huì zài liáo ba .
phr. I have no time to talk with you now. Chat later.
xià gōng fu
phr. to put in time and energy, to work hard
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zhè dián xiǎo shì yòu fèi de liǎo duō dà gōng fu
phr. How long can this trivial matter possibly take? (rhetorical question)