Tuesday, January 14, 2014

0080 - 空[공] - 비다 - empty, hollow, bare, deserted

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  The cave 穴 suggests the meaning, while 工[공] suggests the sound.  There is a cave 穴 which became the dwelling place 宀 of eight 八 tigers.
  • There was once a myth about a cave 穴 that contains a magical ball with four(4) stars on it.  The artisans 工 near the cave heard about it and dug deep into the cave, but the cave was empty.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

공 [] - zero; cipher; naught; nothing; emptiness; vacancy; free of charge
공짜 [짜] - a thing got for nothing; free charge; gratuitousness
공기 [] - air; atmosphere
공군 [] - the air force; a flying corps
공백 [] - a blank; blank space; a gap; vacuum; void
공중 [] - the air; the sky; space
상공 [] - the upper air; the skies (of Seoul); high in the air [sky]
시공 [] - space time
공간 [] - space; room; the infinite
공가 [] - an empty [a vacant, an unoccupied] house; a deserted house
공목 [] - furniture; filling material; lead
공일 [] - Sunday; a holiday; a day off
공실 [] - a vacant room; an unoccupied room[chamber]


Example Sentences [예문] :

음속은  에서와 에서 다르다.
The velocity of sound in air and water is different.

가상 에는 과 의 장벽이 없다.
There are no barriers of time and space in cyberspace.

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