Pinyin "kong4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "kong4" is split up into two parts: "ku" and "(e)ng4". 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)ng4"

In the engine's bathroom.

Characters pronounced kong4

to empty / vacant / unoccupied / space / leisure / free time
to control / to accuse / to charge / to sue / to invert a container to empty it / (suffix) (slang) buff / enthusiast / devotee / -phile or -philia

= + : Karl Koala (ku) cannot find the air conditioner's (空) remote control (控) in the engine's bathroom ((e)ng4; he's sitting on it). He doesn't want to get up from the sofa either, so he switches the aircon on using a long toy claw (扌).
see 爌肉[kong4 rou4]
see 焢肉[kong4 rou4]
bridle / reins