"Empty" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 kōng dòng cavity / empty / vacuous
 bái white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera
 kōng kōng empty / vacuous / nothing / vacant / in vain / all for nothing / air-to-air (missile)
 xū kōng void / hollow / empty
 qīng kōng to clear / to empty
 wú wù nothing / empty
 kōng kōng rú yě as empty as anything (idiom) / completely bereft / to have nothing / vacuous / hollow / empty (argument, head etc)
 xiāo rán desolate / empty
 sàn chǎng (of a theater) to empty / (of a show) to end
 kōng fàn vague and general / not specific / shallow / empty
 kōng luò luò empty / desolate
 kōng empty / air / sky / in vain
 kòng to empty / vacant / unoccupied / space / leisure / free time
 dào kōng to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
 táng to exaggerate / empty / in vain / old variant of 螗[tang2]
 kuò big / empty / open
 liáo empty / lonesome / very few
 kuì to lack / lacking / empty / exhausted
 biě deflated / shriveled / sunken / empty
 qìng to use up / to exhaust / empty
 xiāo empty / hollow of a tree
 yuān a small worm / to twist / to surround / empty
 kuò variant of 廓, big / empty / open
 kōng shū shallow / empty
 kōng kōng dòng dòng empty / hollow / lacking in substance
 zhù rù to pour into / to empty into
 kōng kuàng spacious and empty / void
 kòng xīn on an empty stomach
 kōng xīn hollow / empty headed / mindless
 qīng dào to dump / to pour / to empty out
 kōng dàng dàng absolutely empty (space) / complete vacuum
 zhōng kōng hollow / empty interior
 kōng wèi empty place / room (for sb)
 kōng fù an empty stomach
 kōng huà empty talk / bunk / malicious gossip
 chì shǒu kōng quán empty hand, empty fist (idiom) / having nothing to rely on / unarmed and defenseless
 xū yán empty words / false words
 fàng kōng to relax completely / to empty one's mind / (finance) to sell short / (of a commercial vehicle) to travel empty (no cargo or passengers) / to deadhead
 chén fǔ trite / clichéd / empty and trite / banality / platitude
 xiǎo jiě to urinate / to empty one's bladder
 jīn chán tuō qiào lit. the cicada sheds its carapace (idiom) / fig. to vanish leaving an empty shell / a crafty escape plan
 kōng cháo empty nest / a home where the kids have grown up and moved out
 kòng bái diǎn gap / empty space
广 guǎng mò vast and empty
 chàng gāo diào to sing the high part / to speak fine sounding but empty words (idiom)
 kòng to control / to accuse / to charge / to sue / to invert a container to empty it / (suffix) (slang) buff / enthusiast / devotee / -phile or -philia
 kōng kǒu shuō bái huà to make empty promises
 chàng kōng chéng jì lit. to sing “The Empty City Stratagem&rdquo / (idiom) / fig. to put up a bluff to conceal one's weakness / (jocularly) (of a place etc) to be empty / (of one's stomach) to be rumbling
 tú disciple / apprentice / believer / on foot / bare or empty / to no avail / only / prison sentence
 xū emptiness / void / abstract theory or guiding principles / empty or unoccupied / diffident or timid / false / humble or modest / (of health) weak / virtual / in vain
 gū (onom.) for the sound of a bird, an empty stomach etc
 làng lofty / high gate / empty moat
 kōng xué lái fēng lit. wind from an empty cave (idiom) / fig. unfounded (story) / baseless (claim)
 zuò wú xū xí lit. a banquet with no empty seats / full house / capacity crowd / standing room only
 rén qù lóu kōng the people are gone and the place is empty (idiom) / the sight of a deserted place brings old friends to mind / the place is deserted / the birds have flown
 kōng dòng wú wù empty cave, nothing there (idiom) / devoid of substance / nothing new to show
 kōng chéng jì the empty city stratagem (in which Zhuge Liang presents himself as unperturbed while making it evident that his city is undefended, hoping his adversary will suspect an ambush) / double bluff
 kōng shì qīng yě empty room, clean field (idiom) / clean out everything to leave nothing for the enemy / scorched earth policy
 kōng huà lián piān long-winded empty talk
 fān kōng chū qí to overturn empty convention, and display originality (idiom) / new and different ideas
 ruò yǒu suǒ shī as if one had lost something (idiom) / to look or feel unsettled or distracted / to feel empty
 kōng kōng dàng dàng absolutely empty (space) / complete vacuum
 xíng tóng xū shè to exist in name only / empty shell / useless (idiom)
 fàng kōng pào (lit.) to fire blank shots / (fig.) to be all talk and no action / to shoot one's mouth off / to make empty promises
 dà jiě to defecate / to empty one's bowels
 xū wàn empty wrist (method of painting)
 jiǎ dà kōng empty words / bogus speech
 qīng náng to empty one's pocket / to give everything to help sb
 jiǎn fù lit. empty belly / hollow / vacuous / devoid of content
 guāng dòng zuǐ empty talk / mere rhetoric / palaver
 gū gū jiào sound made by an empty stomach
 huí kōng to return empty (i.e. to drive back with no passengers or freight)
 tiān dī Wú Chǔ , yǎn kōng wú wù the sky hangs low over the Yangtze, empty as far as the eye can see (idiom) / nothing to see to the broad horizon
 yǒu zuǐ wú xīn to talk without any intention of acting on it / empty prattle
 kāng empty space inside a building
 liú bái to leave a message / to leave some empty space in a work of art / to leave idle moments (in one's life, a theater play etc)
 kōng kǒu bái huà empty promises
 kōng huàn vanity / empty fantasy / illusion
 kòng xué lái fēng wèi bì wú yīn wind does not come from an empty cave without reason / there's no smoke without fire (idiom)
 kōng shēn empty handed (carrying nothing) / alone
 kōng qù empty and quiet
 kōng jí empty set (set theory)
 xū wén dead letter / rule no longer in force / empty formality
 xū wén fú lǐ empty formality
 xū yù imaginary reputation / empty fame
  empty leg
 rén shì tiě fàn shì gāng one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
 bàn píng shuǐ xiǎng dīng dāng lit. if you tap a half-empty bottle it makes a sound (idiom) / fig. empty vessels make the most noise / one who has a little knowledge likes to show off, but one who is truly knowledgeable is modest
 tāo kōng to hollow out / to empty out / to use up / (finance) tunneling
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