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(Trad.: 陰)
Pinyin: yīn
English Definition: overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia
Chinese Definition:
①中国古代哲学认为宇宙中通贯所有物质的两大对立面诸一,与“阳”相对:阴阳。一阴一阳谓之道。阴差阳错。阴盛阳衰。阴虚生热。
②指“月亮”:太阴(月亮)。阴历。
③带负电的:阴电。阴极。阴离子。
④云层较厚,遮住阳光:阴沉。阴雨。阴郁(亦指忧郁,不开朗)。阴霾。
⑤不见阳光,亦指不见阳光的地方:阴面。阴干(gān)。阴凉,阴影。山阴(山的北面,水的南面)。碑阴(碑的背面)。
⑥不露出表面的,暗中的:阴沟。阴通(秘密往来)。阴私。阴功(a.暗中做的好事;b.迷信指被阴间记功的好事)。
⑦背地捣鬼,险恶:阴谋。阴毒。
⑧指冥间:阴间。阴司。阴曹地府。
⑨凹进的:阴文图章。阴识(即阴文)。
⑩指时间:光阴。惜寸阴。
⑾生殖器:阴部。阴道。阴茎。阴囊。
⑿姓氏。
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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: The place of the moon ; compare
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Example Words
阴影 yīn yǐng (lit. and fig.) shadow
阴谋 yīn móu plot; conspiracy
阴阳 yīn yáng yin and yang
阴暗 yīn àn dim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
阴沉 yīn chén gloomy
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Example Sentences
1
An extremely sensitive part of a woman's body is the perineum, the area between the anus and the vagina.
2
It was an ancient and enduring Chinese belief that flesh represented yin while human bones embodied yang.
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But it's my opinion that the Chinese might very well be closer to the proper balance of the two (or, put another way, the yin yang of the matter) than we are here in America.
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We are all seeking the summit of the holy moutain; but shall not our road be shorter if we consider the past a chart and not a guide?
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This develops into the notion of purgatory or some kind of Hades-type place, a place where you would either sleep or your soul will go someplace else, and you'd wait for the resurrection.