暗 (an): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

暗 (Chinese PinYin: [àn]; traditional Chinese: 暗) may mean: (1) adj. Dim; (2) adj. Hidden; (3) adv. Secretly; (4) adj. Dark; (5) adj. Muddled. It is one of the most frequently used Chinese characters that can make up a large number of combined words and expressions. Some common phrases and expressions are: 黑暗 (darkness), 灰暗 (gloomy), 暗地里 (secretly), 暗自 (secretly), 暗房 (dark room), 暗访 (unannounced visit), 暗合 (be in complete agreement without prior consultation), 暗号 (secret signal), 暗含 (imply), 暗中 (in secret), 暗示 (hint), 暗中破坏 (sabotage), 黑暗中 (in the dark), 变暗 (become dim), 很暗 (very dim), 暗黑 (darkly).

1. How to pronounce 暗?

Chinese Pinyin: [àn]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 暗

Synonyms: 黑, 乌, 墨, 阴, 昏,

Antonyms: 明, 亮, 光,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 暗

Fixed expression: 黑暗 (darkness), 灰暗 (gloomy), 暗地里 (secretly), 暗自 (secretly), 暗房 (dark room), 暗访 (unannounced visit), 暗合 (be in complete agreement without prior consultation), 暗号 (secret signal), 暗含 (imply), 暗中 (in secret), 暗示 (hint),

Collocation: 暗中破坏 (sabotage), 黑暗中 (in the dark), 变暗 (become dim), 很暗 (very dim), 暗黑 (darkly),

Idioms: 暗淡无光 (dim and dark), 暗渡陈仓 (do one thing under cover of another), 暗箭难防 (arrows shot from a hiding place are difficult to guard against), 暗箭伤人 (hit below the belt), 暗昧之事 (scandal), 暗气暗恼 (be in a sulk), 暗弱无断 (be indecisive), 暗室逢灯 (provide timely help), 暗室欺心 / 暗室亏心 (serve the devil), 暗室求物 (fail to grasp the main points), 暗送秋波 (convey one’s love by stealing a look), 暗无天日 (complete darkness; total absence of justice), 暗香疏影 (faint fragrance and dappled shadows), 暗中摸索 (know things only by guessing), 不欺暗室 (be scrupulously honest even if there is no witness around), 盗名暗世 (earn reputation in a dishonest way), 兼听则明,偏信则暗 (Listen to both sides and you will be enlightened; heed only one side and you will be benighted), 柳暗花明 (things are starting to improve), 明察暗访 (investigate openly and secretly),

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4. How to use 暗 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 暗.

4.1 这种灯的唯一缺点就是它会暗到几乎没什么实用性。

Translation: The only trouble is that it would be so dim as to be next to useless.

4.2 他在报告中是这样描述从宇宙所看到的第一眼的:天空很暗;地球很蓝。

Translation: Commenting on the first view from space he reported, “The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish.

4.3 型军国主义军团于是形成,并暗地取得了政治派别和权力优势。

Translation: Large militaristic legions were formed and gained the edge in covert political persuasion and power.

4.4 医生暗地对我说, 那位病人患的是癌症。

Translation: The doctor told me on the quiet his patient had cancer.

4.5 有些男孩子暗地里吸烟。

Translation: Some boys smoke on the sly.

4.6 这些寄生虫一样的公司暗地里跟踪我们的上网活动,寻找消费行为和地理位置信息

Translation: These parasitic firms covertly track our web-browsing activities, search behavior and geolocation information.

4.7 他在做暗房处理的时候,又失手毁了其中两张.

Translation: He ruined two in darkroom process.

4.8 爱情就象照片,需要大量的暗房时间来培养。

Translation: Love is like a photo, it needs darkroom time to develop.

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