Meaning of 空

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cave) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: kòng

    English Definition: to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time
    Example Words:
    填空 [ tián kòng ]: to fill a job vacancy; to fill in a blank (e.g. on questionnaire or exam paper)
    空闲 [ kòng xián ]: idle; free time; leisure; unused (place)
    More: 空* | *空 | *空*
  • Pinyin: kōng

    English Definition: empty; air; sky; in vain
    Example Words:
    空调 [ kōng tiáo ]: air conditioning; air conditioner (including units that have a heating mode); Classifiers:
    空气 [ kōng ]: air; atmosphere
    空间 [ kōng jiān ]: space; room; (fig.) scope; leeway; (astronomy) outer space; (physics, math.) space
    天空 [ tiān kōng ]: sky
    More: 空* | *空 | *空*
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