Korean Word Entry

君子不器
Hangul:군자불기
Revised Romanization:gunjabulgi
Definition: a talented person is a jack-of-all-trades, not like a container that just has one use

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Chinese characters used in this word

mister, you, ruler, male name suffix, sovereign, monarch, chief, prince
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄩㄣ (jūn)
Cantonese: gwan1
Japanese: クン (kun) / きみ (kimi)、 -ぎみ (-gimi)
Korean: 군 (gun)
Vietnamese: quân

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac, offspring, fruit, seed of, 1st terrestrial branch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗˇ (zǐ), ㄗˊ (zí), ㄗ˙ (zi)
Cantonese: zi2
Japanese: シ (shi)、 ス (su)、 ツ (tsu) / こ (ko)、 -こ (-ko)、 ね (ne)、 み (mi)、 おとこ (otoko)
Korean: 자 (ja)
Vietnamese: tử, tý, tí
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy, no, not, un-, negative prefix
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄨˋ (bù), ㄅㄨˊ (bú), ㄈㄡˇ (fǒu), ㄈㄡ (fōu), ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: bat1, fau2
Japanese: フ (fu)、 ブ (bu)、 フツ (futsu)、 ヒ (hi) / せず (sezu)、 にあらず (niarazu)、 いなや (inaya)
Korean: 부 (bu), 불 (bul)
Vietnamese: bất, phầu, phủ, phi

utensil, vessel, receptacle, implement, instrument, ability, container, tool, set
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧˋ (qì)
Cantonese: hei3
Japanese: キ (ki) / うつわ (utsuwa)
Korean: 기 (gi)
Vietnamese: khí
Variants
Simplified Japanese form: