Meaning of 暗

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(Trad.: 闇)
Pinyin: àn
English Definition: dark; gloomy; hidden; secret; muddled; obscure; in the dark; to close (a door); to eclipse; muddled; stupid; ignorant; variant of
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • sun; day; daytime
    • sound, tone, pitch, pronunciation
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Example Words:
暗示 [ àn shì ]: to hint; to suggest; suggestion; hint
黑暗 [ hēi àn ]: dark; darkly; darkness
暗暗 [ àn àn ]: secretly; inwardly
暗中 [ àn zhōng ]: in the dark; in secret; on the sly; surreptitiously
阴暗 [ yīn àn ]: dim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
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