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Yīn

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Yīn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
Yīn | Yin1
English translation
surname Yin
overcast (weather)
cloudy
shady
Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang)
negative (electric.)
feminine
moon
implicit
hidden
genitalia
variant of yīn
> Yīn [yīn]
the female principle; dark, shaded; hidden, implicit, secret

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About Yīn

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Number of strokes

6

Traditional form

yīn

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Adjective / 形容词 xíng róng cí Xíngróng cí

Learning hint

The place  of the moon  yuè ; compare  yáng

Etymology of Yīn

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

阝月

Explanation

The traditional characters yīn (Yin) and yáng (Yang) were simplified to Yīn and yáng . In Chinese philosophy, the moon ( yuè ) corresponds to Yin ( Yīn ) and the sun () corresponds to Yang ( yáng ).

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Example sentences using Yīn

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zhè shì běn yǒu 阴谋 yīnmóu 情节 qíngjié de 小说 xiǎoshuō .

This is a novel of intrigue.

天气 tiānqì yòu Yīn yòu Lěng ,大半 dà bàn yāo 下雪 xià xuě .

It's so cloudy and cold that it's likely to snow.

zhù zài 伯明翰 Bó míng hàn mǒu chǔ 阴沉沉 yīn chén chén de 郊区 jiāoqū .

She's renting in some grey suburb of Birmingham.

zhè shì tiáo Lín Yīn 大道 dà dào .

This is a shady avenue.

这些 zhè xiē shù xià yǒu piān 宜人 yí rén de 树阴 shù yīn .

These trees afford a pleasant shade.

Words with Yīn

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
Yīn cloudy yīn
阴谋 yīnmóu plot陰謀
阴影 yīn yǐng (lit. and fig.) shadow陰影
阴道 yīn dào vagina陰道
阴性 yīn xìng negative陰性
阴茎 yīn jīng penis陰莖
阴暗 yīn àn dim陰暗
阴阳 yīn yáng yin and yang陰陽
阴险 yīn xiǎn treacherous陰險
光阴 guāng yīn time available光陰
阴沉 yīn chén gloomy陰沉
阴霾 yīn mái haze陰霾
阴天 yīn tiān cloudy day陰天
阴郁 yīn yù gloomy陰鬱
阴部 yīn bù genitalia陰部
阴冷 yīn lěng gloomy and cold陰冷
阴间 yīn jiān Hades陰間
阴囊 yīn náng scrotum陰囊
阴森 yīn sēn gloomy陰森
阴暗面 yīn àn miàn the dark side (of society etc)陰暗面
阴蒂 yīn dì clitoris陰蒂
阴极 yīn jí cathode陰極
江阴 Jiāng yīn Jiangyin county level city in Wuxi 無錫|无锡 Wú xī [Wú​xī], Jiangsu江陰
阴魂 yīn hún ghost陰魂

Yīn Decomposition & Compounds

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Yīn Decomposition

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Yīn Compounds

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