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English Definitiondark; gloomy; hidden; secret; muddled; obscure; in the dark
See alsoàn variant of (from traditional character )
àn to close (a door); to eclipse; muddled; stupid; ignorant; variant of (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)am3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
暗暗àn'ànsecretly; inwardly
暗中ànzhōngin the dark; in secret; on the sly; surreptitiously
暗示ànshìto hint; to suggest; suggestion; hint
暗杀ànshāto assassinate
暗淡àndàndark; dim (light); dull (color); drab; (fig.) gloomy; bleak
Words With Same Tail Word    
黑暗hēi'àndark; darkly; darkness
暗暗àn'ànsecretly; inwardly
阴暗yīn'àndim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
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