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Meaning of 空

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  • Pinyin: kòng

    English Definition: to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time
    Chinese Definition:
    ①使空,腾出来:空一个格。空出一间房来。
    ②闲着,没被利用的:空白。空地。空额。空房。空缺。
    ③亏欠:亏空。

    Example Words:
    空白 kòng bái blank space
    空地 kòng vacant land; open space
    空隙 kòng crack; gap between two objects; gap in time between two events
    空闲 kòng xián idle; free time; leisure; unused (place)
    空缺 kòng quē vacancy
    More: 空* | *空 | *空*
  • Pinyin: kōng

    English Definition: empty; air; sky; in vain
    Chinese Definition:
    ①不包含什么,没有内容:空洞(a.没有内容的;b.物体内部的窟窿)。空泛。空话。空旷。空乏。空空如也。空前绝后。凭空(无根据)。真空(没有任何东西)。
    ②没有结果的,白白地:空跑了一趟。空口无凭。
    ③离开地面的,在地上面的地方:空军。空气。空投。空运。

    Example Words:
    空间 kōng jiān space; room; (fig.) scope; leeway; (astronomy) outer space; (physics, math.) space
    空气 kōng air; atmosphere
    空中 kōng zhōng in the sky; in the air
    天空 tiān kōng sky
    航空 háng kōng aviation
    More: 空* | *空 | *空*
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