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The Chinese word kong - 空 - kōng
(empty in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced kòng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

empty, hollow, in vain, sky, air, free,
spare time, free time

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 空 ( kōng ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( kong / kōng ) with pronunciation (English translation: empty )
The traditional Chinese characters of kōng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

hole  |  space
空 ( kong / kōng ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 371)
Chinese example words containing the character 空 ( kong / kōng )
阿空加瓜山 ( Ākòngjiāguāshān = Aconcagua ), 航空 ( hángkōng = airmail ), 空气 ( kōngqì = air ), 空手道 ( Kōngshŏudào = Karate ), 空调 ( kōngtiáo = air conditioning ), 空中 ( kōngzhōng = air ), 空缺 ( kòngquē = vacancy ), 空儿 ( kòngr = spare time ), 填空 ( tiānkòng = to fill in the blank ), 天空 ( tiánkōng = sky ), 有空 ( yŏukòng = to have time )
More words that mean empty in Chinese
gān ( 干 )

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