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Meaning

In Japanese,功 means “achievement”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:Not often used
Onyomi:こう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Onyomi:
功績(こうせき)→achievement
成功(せいこう)する→to be successful

Origin:

The original meaning of 功 is “to work hard”. You can see an ax and the tree, so a man should work hard to cut the tree using this ax. If you don’t work hard, you won’t achieve anything.
So 功 means “achievement”.

Development:

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