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填空 tián kòng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

填空 (tián kòng) English Meaning

  • to fill a job vacancy
  • to fill in a blank (e.g. on questionnaire or exam paper)

Traditional Characters:  填空

填 is only found in HSK 4.

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 请做这个句子的填空。
    Qǐng zuò zhège jùzi de tiánkòng.
    Please fill in the blanks in this sentence.
  • 在需要的地方,用冠词填空。
    Zài xūyào dì dìfāng, yòng guàn cí tiánkòng.
    Fill in the blanks with articles where necessary.
  • 在填空补缺时,老板不考虑刘易斯而赏识卡里。
    Zài tiánkòng bǔquē shí, lǎobǎn bù kǎolǜ liúyìsī ér shǎngshì kǎ lǐ.
    In filling the vacancy, the boss passed Lewis over in favor of Cary.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 tian

填 (tián): to fill or stuff; (of a form, etc.) to fill in

  • 土 (tǔ): earth
  • 真 (zhēn): really; truly; indeed; real; true; genuine
hsk 3 kong

空 (kōng): empty; air; sky; in vain

  • (xué): cave / swing door
  • (gōng): work

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 空

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 空间(kōng jiān): space (astronomy); CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 空闲(kòng xián): idle; free time; leisure
  • 天空(tiān kōng): sky

HSK 6 Word List

  • 航空(háng kōng): aviation
  • 空洞(kōng dòng): cavity; empty; vacuous
  • 空前绝后(kōng qián jué hòu): unprecedented and never to be duplicated; the first and the last; unmatched; unique
  • 空想(kōng xiǎng): daydream; fantasy; to fantasize
  • 空虚(kōng xū): hollow; emptiness; meaningless
  • 空白(kòng bái): blank space
  • 空隙(kòng xì): crack; gap between two objects; gap in time between two events
  • 太空(tài kōng): outer space

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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