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空气 kōng qì: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

空气 (kōng qì) English Meaning

  • air
  • atmosphere

Traditional Characters:  空氣

空 forms words in:

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

气 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 空气有点冷。
    Kōngqì yǒudiǎn lěng.
    The air felt a little cold.
  • 空气中烟雾弥漫。
    Kōngqì zhòng yānwù mímàn.
    The air was thick with smoke.
  • 月球上没有空气。
    Yuèqiú shàng méiyǒu kòng qì.
    There’s no air on the moon.
  • 北京今天空气很好。
    Běijīng jīntiān kōngqì hěn hǎo.
    The air is very good in Beijing today.
  • 空气是气体的混合物。
    Kōngqì shì qìtǐ de hùnhéwù.
    Air is a mixture of gases.
  • 空气主要由氮气组成。
    Kōngqì zhǔyào yóu dànqì zǔchéng.
    Air consists chiefly of nitrogen.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

空 (kōng): empty; air; sky; in vain

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

气 (qì): gas; air; smell; weather; to make angry; to annoy; to get angry; vital energy; qi

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 气

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 生气 (shēng qì): angry; mad; offended; animated; to get angry; to be enraged; to take offense; animation

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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