kòng to empty; vacant; unoccupied

Made up of [ xué cave; cavity; hole radical 116, gōng work; skill radical 48]
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses xué component: qióng (exhausted) xué (narrow)
Also uses gōng component: gōng (accomplishment) hóng (red) jiāng (river) jīng (Classic) zuǒ (left)

Different tone

kǒng (great)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

空前绝后 kōng qián jué hòu Something that is genuinely new
空穴来风未必无因 kōng xuè lái féng wèi bì wú yīn There are always clues that something is about to happen
司空见惯 sī kōng jiàn guàn Sikong was the job title of a minister of works in China. In the Tang dynasty the poet Liu Yuxi was invited by a minister to a feast accompanied by entertainers. This was a common occurrence for the minister but greatly impressed the poet. An everyday occurrence; nothing out of the ordinary
空中楼阁 kōng zhōng lóu gé A fanciful and impossible scheme. An impractical idea with a streak of vanity.
空洞无物 kōng dòng wú wù Empty and devoid of worthwhile content. Usually applied to poor writing that is devoid of meaning.

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