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1黑暗 hēi ànhei1 an4dark; darkly; darkness
2 ànan4dark; gloomy; hidden; secret; muddled; obscure; in the dark; to close (a door); to eclipse; muddled; stupid; ignorant; variant of ; variant of
3暗暗 àn ànan4 an4secretly; inwardly
4暗中 àn zhōngan4 zhong1in the dark; in secret; on the sly; surreptitiously
5阴暗 陰暗 yīn ànyin1 an4dim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
6昏暗 hūn ànhun1 an4dusky
7暗自 àn an4 zi4inwardly; to oneself; secretly
8暗淡 àn dànan4 dan4dark; dim (light); dull (color); drab; (fig.) gloomy; bleak
9暗杀 暗殺 àn shāan4 sha1to assassinate
10暗暗嘲笑 àn àn cháo xiàoan4 an4 chao2 xiao4to ridicule sb. behind their back (idiom)
11暗堡 àn bǎoan4 bao3bunker
12暗背雨燕 àn bèi yànan4 bei4 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
13暗藏 àn cángan4 cang2to hide; to conceal
14暗藏春色 àn cáng chūn an4 cang2 chun1 se4to have hideaways for amorous purposes (idiom)
15暗操贱业 暗操賤業 àn cāo jiàn an4 cao1 jian4 ye4to engage in prostitution illegally (idiom)
16暗察明访 暗察明訪 àn chá míng fǎngan4 cha2 ming2 fang3open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides
17暗娼 àn chāngan4 chang1unlicensed (unregistered) prostitute
18暗潮 àn cháoan4 chao2undercurrent
19暗处 暗處 àn chùan4 chu4secret place
20暗疮 暗瘡 àn chuāngan4 chuang1acne
21暗袋 àn dàian4 dai4camera bag (for changing film)
22暗淡无光 暗淡無光 àn dàn guāngan4 dan4 wu2 guang1dim and dark (idiom)
23暗地 àn an4 di4secretly; inwardly
24暗地里 暗地裡 àn lian4 di4 li5secretly; inwardly; on the sly
25暗疔 àn dīngan4 ding1axillary furuncle; armpit boil
26暗渡陈仓 暗渡陳倉 àn chén cāngan4 du4 Chen2 cang1lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 of Chu); fig. to feign one thing while doing another; to cheat under cover of a diversion
27暗煅 àn duànan4 duan4sealed pot calcination (TCM)
28暗访 暗訪 àn fǎngan4 fang3to make secret inquiries; to investigate in secret
29暗腹雪鸡 暗腹雪雞 àn xuě an4 fu4 xue3 ji1(bird species of China) Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
30暗公鸟 暗公鳥 àn gōng niǎoan4 gong1 niao3black-crowned night heron (Tw)
31暗光鸟 暗光鳥 àn guāng niǎoan4 guang1 niao3black-crowned night heron (Tw)
32暗害 àn hàian4 hai4to kill secretly; to stab in the back
33暗害人命 àn hài rén mìngan4 hai4 ren2 ming4to kill or injure clandestinely (idiom)
34暗含 àn hánan4 han2to imply; to suggest; to connote; implicit
35暗号 暗號 àn hàoan4 hao4secret signal (sign); countersign; password
36暗合 àn an4 he2magazine; cassette; underground river; to agree implicitly; of one mind; views coincide without a word exchanged
37暗黑破坏神 暗黑破壞神 Àn hēi huài shénAn4 hei1 Po4 huai4 Shen2Diablo (video game series)
38暗花儿 暗花兒 àn huā ran4 hua1 r5veiled design incised in porcelain or woven in fabric
39暗灰鹃䴗 暗灰鵑鶪 àn huī juān an4 hui1 juan1 ju2(bird species of China) black-winged cuckooshrike (Coracina melaschistos)
40暗疾 àn an4 ji2unmentionable disease; a disease one is ashamed of
41暗记 暗記 àn an4 ji4to commit to memory; secret mark
42暗记儿 暗記兒 àn ran4 ji4 r5secret mark
43暗间儿 暗間兒 àn jiān ran4 jian1 r5inner room
44暗箭 àn jiànan4 jian4attack by a hidden enemy; a stab in the back
45暗礁 àn jiāoan4 jiao1submerged reef (rock)
46暗经 暗經 àn jīngan4 jing1latent menstruation (TCM)
47暗井 àn jǐngan4 jing3blind shaft; winze
48暗亏 暗虧 àn kuīan4 kui1hidden loss (finance)
49暗恋 暗戀 àn liànan4 lian4to be secretly in love with
50暗流 àn liúan4 liu2undercurrent
51暗鹭 暗鷺 àn an4 lu4black-crowned night heron (Tw)
52暗绿背鸬鹚 暗綠背鸕鶿 àn bèi an4 lu:4 bei4 lu2 ci2(bird species of China) Japanese cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)
53暗绿柳莺 暗綠柳鶯 àn liǔ yīngan4 lu:4 liu3 ying1(bird species of China) greenish warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
54暗绿绣眼鸟 暗綠繡眼鳥 àn xiù yǎn niǎoan4 lu:4 xiu4 yan3 niao3(bird species of China) Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
55暗昧 àn mèian4 mei4obscure; remaining unenlightened
56暗冕鹪莺 暗冕鷦鶯 àn miǎn jiāo yīngan4 mian3 jiao1 ying1(bird species of China) rufescent prinia (Prinia rufescens)
57暗能量 àn néng liàngan4 neng2 liang4dark energy (astronomy)
58暗器 àn an4 qi4concealed weapon
59暗渠 àn an4 qu2underground water channel; covered ditch; culvert
60暗然日章 àn rán zhāngan4 ran2 ri4 zhang1Though sth. may be unclear for a time, it will gradually become obvious. (idiom)
61暗色鸦雀 暗色鴉雀 àn quèan4 se4 ya1 que4(bird species of China) grey-hooded parrotbill (Sinosuthora zappeyi)
62暗伤 暗傷 àn shāngan4 shang1internal (invisible) injury (damage)
63暗室 àn shìan4 shi4to hint; to suggest; suggestion; hint; darkroom
64暗适应 暗適應 àn shì yìngan4 shi4 ying4dark adaptation
65暗送秋波 àn sòng qiū an4 song4 qiu1 bo1to cast flirtatious glances at sb (idiom)
66暗算 àn suànan4 suan4to plot against
67暗锁 暗鎖 àn suǒan4 suo3built-in lock
68暗滩 暗灘 àn tānan4 tan1hidden shoal
69暗探 àn tànan4 tan4secret agent; detective
70暗无天日 暗無天日 àn tiān an4 wu2 tian1 ri4all black, no daylight (idiom); a world without justice
71暗喜 àn an4 xi3hidden smile; smirk; to rejoice covertly; secret satisfaction concerning one's evil plans
72暗线光谱 暗線光譜 àn xiàn guāng an4 xian4 guang1 pu3dark-line spectrum
73暗箱 àn xiāngan4 xiang1subtle fragrance; camera bellows; camera obscura
74暗箱操作 àn xiāng cāo zuòan4 xiang1 cao1 zuo4covert activities (election rigging etc); under-the-table manipulations; black operations
75暗香疏影 àn xiāng shū yǐngan4 xiang1 shu1 ying3(poetic depiction of plum blossom)
76暗想 àn xiǎngan4 xiang3think to oneself
77暗笑 àn xiàoan4 xiao4laugh in (up) one's sleeve; snigger; snicker
78暗星云 暗星雲 àn xīng yúnan4 xing1 yun2dark nebula (visible as a shadow, absorbing light from behind); absorption nebula
79暗胸朱雀 àn xiōng zhū quèan4 xiong1 zhu1 que4(bird species of China) dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis)
80暗影 àn yǐngan4 ying3shadow; umbra
81暗语 暗語 àn an4 yu3code word
82暗喻 àn an4 yu4metaphor
83暗指 àn zhǐan4 zhi3to hint at; to imply; sth hidden
84暗滞 暗滯 àn zhìan4 zhi4dull (complexion)
85暗中串通 àn zhōng chuàn tōngan4 zhong1 chuan4 tong1to collude with; to conspire (idiom)
86暗中监视 暗中監視 àn zhōng jiān shìan4 zhong1 jian1 shi4to monitor secretly; to spy on
87暗转 暗轉 àn zhuǎnan4 zhuan3(theater) blackout (e.g. at the end of a scene); (literary) to be promoted in rank secretly
88暗自庆幸 暗自慶幸 àn qìng xìngan4 zi4 qing4 xing4to congratulate oneself; to consider oneself lucky (idiom)
89变暗 變暗 biàn ànbian4 an4to darken
90禀性暗弱 稟性暗弱 bǐng xìng àn ruòbing3 xing4 an4 ruo4to be naturally weak (idiom)
91薄暗 ànbo2 an4at dusk; evening
92发暗 發暗 ànfa1 an4to darken; to become tarnished
93黑暗时代 黑暗時代 hēi àn shí dàiHei1 an4 Shi2 dai4Dark Ages
94化暗为明 化暗為明 huà àn wéi mínghua4 an4 wei2 ming2to change dark into light (idiom)
95灰暗 huī ànhui1 an4dull gray; drab; murky
96晦暗 huì ànhui4 an4dark and gloomy
97昏天暗地 hūn tiān àn hun1 tian1 an4 di4pitch-dark; perverted (idiom)
98黎明前的黑暗 míng qián de hēi ànli2 ming2 qian2 de5 hei1 an4darkness comes before dawn; things can only get better (idiom)
99柳暗花明 liǔ àn huā míngliu3 an4 hua1 ming2lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope; light at the end of the tunnel
100密来暗往 密來暗往 lái àn wǎngmi4 lai2 an4 wang3to secretly communicate with each other (idiom)
101明察暗访 明察暗訪 míng chá àn fǎngming2 cha2 an4 fang3open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides; open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides
102明岗暗哨 明崗暗哨 míng gǎng àn shàoming2 gang3 an4 shao4both covert and undercover (officers) keeping watch (idiom)
103明铺暗盖 明鋪暗蓋 míng àn gàiming2 pu1 an4 gai4to be under covers in bed in plain view; to fornicate more or less openly with slight regard for public opinion (idiom)
104明弃暗取 明棄暗取 míng àn ming2 qi4 an4 qu3to give away openly and take in secretly (idiom)
105明枪暗箭 明槍暗箭 míng qiāng àn jiànming2 qiang1 an4 jian4overt and covert attack (idiom)
106明枪好躲,暗箭难防 明槍好躲,暗箭難防 míng qiāng hǎo duǒ , àn jiàn nán fángming2 qiang1 hao3 duo3 , an4 jian4 nan2 fang2lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies
107明枪易躲,暗箭难防 明槍易躲,暗箭難防 míng qiāng duǒ , àn jiàn nán fángming2 qiang1 yi4 duo3 , an4 jian4 nan2 fang2lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies
108明人不做暗事 míng rén zuò àn shìming2 ren2 bu4 zuo4 an4 shi4The honest person does nothing underhand (idiom).; fig. Do what you want to do openly and without dissimulation.
109明升暗降 míng shēng àn jiàngming2 sheng1 an4 jiang4to ostensibly promote but actually demote; to kick sb. upstairs (idiom)
110明修栈道,暗渡陈仓 明修棧道,暗渡陳倉 míng xiū zhàn dào , àn chén cāngming2 xiu1 zhan4 dao4 , an4 du4 Chen2 cang1lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 of Chu); fig. to feign one thing while doing another; to cheat under cover of a diversion
111明修栈道暗渡陈仓 明修棧道暗渡陳倉 míng xiū zhàn dào àn chén cāngming2 xiu1 zhan4 dao4 an4 du2 Chen2 cang1lit. following the plank road as a feint while secretly crossing the Wei river 渭河 at Chencang (成语 saw, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦 |刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiangyu 項羽 |项羽 of Chu); fig. fein one thing while doing another
112明争暗斗 明爭暗鬥 míng zhēng àn dòuming2 zheng1 an4 dou4to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)
113名重识暗 名重識暗 míng zhòng shí ànming2 zhong4 shi2 an4of great reputation but shallow in knowledge (idiom)
114明珠暗投 míng zhū àn tóuming2 zhu1 an4 tou2to cast pearls before swine (idiom); not to get proper recognition for one's talents
115凄暗 淒暗 ànqi1 an4dismal; somber
116弃暗投明 棄暗投明 àn tóu míngqi4 an4 tou2 ming2to renounce the dark and seek the light; to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one
117弃明投暗 棄明投暗 míng tóu ànqi4 ming2 tou2 an4to leave the light and plunge into darkness (idiom)
118窃窃暗笑 竊竊暗笑 qiè qiè àn xiàoqie4 qie4 an4 xiao4to laugh quietly to oneself (idiom)
119秋波暗送 qiū àn sòngqiu1 bo1 an4 song4to cast flirtatious glances; to send silent and endearing messages (idiom)
120身怀暗器 身懷暗器 shēn huái àn shen1 huai2 an4 qi4to have weapons concealed under one's clothes (idiom)
121天昏地暗 tiān hūn àntian1 hun1 di4 an4complete darkness (idiom)
122头昏眼暗 頭昏眼暗 tóu hūn yǎn àntou2 hun1 yan3 an4head spinning and eyes dark (idiom); dizzy; fainting; vertigo
123吞声暗泣 吞聲暗泣 tūn shēng àn tun1 sheng1 an4 qi4to swallow a sob (idiom)
124阴暗面 陰暗面 yīn àn miànyin1 an4 mian4the dark side (of society etc)
125幽暗 yōu ànyou1 an4gloom
126黝暗 yǒu ànyou3 an4murk; murkiness
127月色渐暗 月色漸暗 yuè jiàn ànyue4 se4 jian4 an4the moon gets darker and darker (idiom)

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