(àn)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. dark
  2. gloomy
  3. hidden
  4. secret

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Traditional Chinese


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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
暗示 ànshì drop a hint/suggest
暗暗 àn àn secretly/inwardly
暗堡 àn bǎo bunker
暗背雨燕 àn bèi yǔ yàn (bird species of China) dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
暗藏 àn cáng to hide/to conceal
暗察明访 àn chá míng fǎng open enquiries and secret search (idiom)/to investigate openly and in secret/taking information from all sides
暗娼 àn chāng unlicensed (unregistered) prostitute
暗潮 àn cháo undercurrent
暗处 àn chù secret place
暗疮 àn chuāng acne
暗袋 àn dài camera bag (for changing film)
暗淡 àn dàn dark/dim (light)/dull (color)/drab/(fig.) gloomy/bleak
暗道 àn dào secret passage/secret tunnel
暗地 àn dì secretly/inwardly
暗地里 àn dì li secretly/inwardly/on the sly
暗疔 àn dīng axillary furuncle/armpit boil
暗渡陈仓 àn dù Chén cāng lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河[Wèi Hé] at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liú Bāng] in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽[Xiàng Yǔ] of Chu)/fig. to feign one thing while doing another/to cheat under cover of a diversion
暗煅 àn duàn sealed pot calcination (TCM)
暗访 àn fǎng to make secret inquiries/to investigate in secret
暗腹雪鸡 àn fù xuě jī (bird species of China) Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
暗公鸟 àn gōng niǎo black-crowned night heron (Tw)
暗光鸟 àn guāng niǎo black-crowned night heron (Tw)
暗害 àn hài to kill secretly/to stab in the back
暗含 àn hán to imply/to suggest/to connote/implicit
暗号 àn hào secret signal (sign)/countersign/password
暗合 àn hé to agree implicitly/of one mind/views coincide without a word exchanged
暗河 àn hé underground river
暗盒 àn hé magazine/cassette
暗黑破坏神 Àn hēi Pò huài Shén Diablo (video game series)
暗花儿 àn huā er veiled design incised in porcelain or woven in fabric
暗灰鹃䴗 àn huī juān jú (bird species of China) black-winged cuckooshrike (Coracina melaschistos)
暗疾 àn jí unmentionable disease/a disease one is ashamed of
暗记 àn jì to commit to memory/secret mark
暗记儿 àn jì er secret mark
暗箭 àn jiàn attack by a hidden enemy/a stab in the back
暗间儿 àn jiān er inner room
暗礁 àn jiāo submerged reef (rock)
暗井 àn jǐng blind shaft/winze
暗经 àn jīng latent menstruation (TCM)
暗扣 àn kòu hidden snap fastener (concealed behind a flap on a garment)
暗亏 àn kuī hidden loss (finance)
暗恋 àn liàn to be secretly in love with
暗流 àn liú undercurrent
暗鹭 àn lù black-crowned night heron (Tw)
暗绿背鸬鹚 àn lǜ bèi lú cí (bird species of China) Japanese cormorant (Phalacrocorax capillatus)
暗绿柳莺 àn lǜ liǔ yīng (bird species of China) greenish warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
暗绿绣眼鸟 àn lǜ xiù yǎn niǎo (bird species of China) Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
暗昧 àn mèi obscure/remaining unenlightened
暗冕鹪莺 àn miǎn jiāo yīng (bird species of China) rufescent prinia (Prinia rufescens)
暗能量 àn néng liàng dark energy (astronomy)
暗器 àn qì concealed weapon
暗渠 àn qú underground water channel/covered ditch/culvert
暗色鸦雀 àn sè yā què (bird species of China) grey-hooded parrotbill (Sinosuthora zappeyi)
暗杀 àn shā to assassinate
暗沙 àn shā submerged sandbank/submerged coral islet
暗伤 àn shāng internal (invisible) injury (damage)
暗哨 àn shào hidden sentry post
暗哨儿 àn shào er whistle given as a secret signal
暗室 àn shì darkroom
暗示 àn shì to hint/to suggest/suggestion/hint
暗适应 àn shì yìng dark adaptation
暗送秋波 àn sòng qiū bō to cast flirtatious glances at sb (idiom)
暗算 àn suàn to plot against
暗锁 àn suǒ built-in lock
暗探 àn tàn secret agent/detective
暗滩 àn tān hidden shoal
暗网 Àn wǎng (computing) Dark Web
暗无天日 àn wú tiān rì all black, no daylight (idiom)/a world without justice
暗喜 àn xǐ hidden smile/smirk/to rejoice covertly/secret satisfaction concerning one's evil plans
暗线光谱 àn xiàn guāng pǔ dark-line spectrum
暗想 àn xiǎng think to oneself
暗箱 àn xiāng camera bellows/camera obscura
暗香 àn xiāng subtle fragrance
暗箱操作 àn xiāng cāo zuò covert activities (election rigging etc)/under-the-table manipulations/black operations
暗香疏影 àn xiāng shū yǐng (poetic depiction of plum blossom)
暗笑 àn xiào laugh in (up) one's sleeve/snigger/snicker
暗星云 àn xīng yún dark nebula (visible as a shadow, absorbing light from behind)/absorption nebula
暗胸朱雀 àn xiōng zhū què (bird species of China) dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis)
暗影 àn yǐng shadow/umbra
暗喻 àn yù metaphor
暗语 àn yǔ code word
暗指 àn zhǐ to hint at/to imply/sth hidden
暗滞 àn zhì dull (complexion)
暗中 àn zhōng in the dark/in secret/on the sly/surreptitiously
暗中监视 àn zhōng jiān shì to monitor secretly/to spy on
暗转 àn zhuǎn (theater) blackout (e.g. at the end of a scene)/(literary) to be promoted in rank secretly
暗桩 àn zhuāng submerged piles installed to prevent the passage of boats/(fig.) informer/spy
暗自 àn zì inwardly/to oneself/secretly
变暗 biàn àn to darken
薄暗 bó àn at dusk/evening
发暗 fā àn to darken/to become tarnished
黑暗 hēi àn dark/darkly/darkness
黑暗时代 Hēi àn Shí dài Dark Ages
晦暗 huì àn dark and gloomy
灰暗 huī àn dull gray/drab/murky
昏暗 hūn àn dusky
兼听则明,偏信则暗 jiān tīng zé míng, piān xìn zé àn listen to both sides and you will be enlightened/heed only one side and you will remain ignorant (idiom)
黎明前的黑暗 lí míng qián de hēi àn darkness comes before dawn/things can only get better (idiom)
柳暗花明 liǔ àn huā míng lit. 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
明查暗访 míng chá àn fǎng open enquiries and secret search (idiom)/to investigate openly and in secret/taking information from all sides
明察暗访 míng chá àn fǎng open enquiries and secret search (idiom)/to investigate openly and in secret/taking information from all sides
明岗暗哨 míng gǎng àn shào both covert and undercover (officers) keeping watch (idiom)
明里暗里 míng lǐ àn lǐ overtly and secretly/explicitly and implicitly
明枪好躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng hǎo duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng lit. 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
明枪易躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng lit. 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
明人不做暗事 míng rén bù zuò àn shì an honest person does not act surreptitiously (idiom)
明修栈道,暗渡陈仓 míng xiū zhàn dào, àn dù Chén cāng lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河[Wèi Hé] at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liú Bāng] in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽[Xiàng Yǔ] of Chu)/fig. to feign one thing while doing another/to cheat under cover of a diversion
明争暗斗 míng zhēng àn dòu to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)
名重识暗 míng zhòng shí àn of great reputation but shallow in knowledge (idiom)
明珠暗投 míng zhū àn tóu to cast pearls before swine (idiom)/not to get proper recognition for one's talents
凄暗 qī àn dismal/somber
弃暗投明 qì àn tóu míng to renounce the dark and seek the light/to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one
头昏眼暗 tóu hūn yǎn àn head spinning and eyes dark (idiom)/dizzy/fainting/vertigo
阴暗 yīn àn dim/dark/overcast/darkness/shadow/(fig.) dismal/gloomy/somber/murky/shadowy (side)
阴暗面 yīn àn miàn the dark side (of society etc)
黝暗 yǒu àn murk/murkiness
幽暗 yōu àn gloom

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