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English Definitionhollow; emptiness; meaningless
Simplified Script空虚
Traditional Script空虛
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄨㄥ ㄒㄩ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hung1heoi1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
kōngempty; air; sky; in vain
emptiness; void; abstract theory or guiding principles; empty or unoccupied; diffident or timid; false; humble or modest; (of health) weak; virtual; in vain

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
空气kōngqìair; atmosphere
空中kōngzhōngin the sky; in the air
空军kōngjūnair force
Words With Same Tail Word    
谦虚qiānxūmodest; self-effacing; to make modest remarks
太虚tàixūgreat emptiness; the void; heaven; the skies; universe; cosmos; original essence of the cosmos; Taixu (famed Buddhist monk, 1890-1947)
乘虚chéngxūto take advantage of weakness
务虚wùxūto discuss guidelines; to discuss principles to be followed
心虚xīnxūlacking in confidence; diffident; to have a guilty conscience
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