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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:
①不亮,没有光,与“明”相对:黑暗。暗淡(a.不光明;b.喻景象悲惨)。阴暗。暗无天日。
②不公开的,隐藏不露的:暗藏。暗号。暗杀。暗娼。暗沟。暗含(做事、说话包含某种意思而未明白说出)。暗流(a.流动的地下水;b.喻潜伏的思想倾向或社会动态)。明察暗访。
③愚昧,糊涂:暗昧。暗弱(愚昧软弱)。兼听则明,偏信则暗。

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Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ yīn ] sound, tone, pitch, pronunciation
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Example Words:
暗井 [ àn jǐng ]: blind shaft; winze
暗暗嘲笑 [ àn àn cháo xiào ]: to ridicule sb. behind their back (idiom)
暗能量 [ àn néng liàng ]: dark energy (astronomy)
黑暗 [ hēi àn ]: dark; darkly; darkness
暗暗 [ àn àn ]: secretly; inwardly
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