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English Definitionovercast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia; (Chinese surname)
See alsoyīn variant of (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄧㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jam1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Topical Word Lists
Part of weather
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
阴谋yīnmóuplot; conspiracy
阴天yīntiāncloudy day; overcast sky
阴影yīnyǐng(lit. and fig.) shadow
阴暗yīn'àndim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
阴干yīngānto dry in the shade
Words With Same Tail Word    
光阴guāngyīntime available
太阴tàiyīnthe Moon (esp. in Daoism)
女阴nǚyīnvulva; pudenda
寸阴cùnyīna very brief period of time (lit. the time it takes for a shadow to move an inch)
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