kōng
adj./adv. empty, hollow; lacking substance, impractical; for nothing, in vain
Other meanings
[kòng]   v./n./adj. to empty, to clear out; empty space; free time; unfilled, unoccupied
[kōng]   char. sky, air
    cave

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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kōng shǒu
adj./n. empty-handed, unarmed; karate
kōng fàn
adj. vague, general, unspecific
fàng kōng pào
idiom. talk big, indulge in idle boasting
kōng tán
v./n. indulge in empty talk; empty or idle talk
kōng pǎo yí tàng
phr. to make a fruitless trip; (of subway) run one ride without passengers (for inspecting the tracks)
kōng yán wú bǔ
idiom. empty words cannot provide help