Pinyin "kong1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "kong1" is split up into two parts: "ku" and "(e)ng1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ku"

K is for Karl Koala.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "(e)ng1"

In front of the engine.

Characters pronounced kong1

empty / air / sky / in vain

= + : Mnemonic symbol: an air conditioner

= + : In front of the engine, Karl Koala found some very special cave paintings. Using steel beams he constructs a protective cover. He also installs air conditioning to make the best environment possible to preserve the cave paintings.
name of a mountain
ancient harp / cf 箜篌, Chinese harp
ignorant / blank-minded
simple-minded / sincere