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阴 yīn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

阴 (yīn) English Meaning

  • overcast (weather)
  • cloudy
  • shady
  • Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang)
  • negative (electric.)
  • feminine
  • moon
  • implicit
  • hidden
  • genitalia

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This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 天突然转阴了。
    Tiān túrán zhuǎn yīnle.
    All of a sudden the sky became overcast.
  • 天有点阴,可能下雨。
    Tiān yǒudiǎn yīn, kěnéng xià yǔ.
    It’s a bit overcast; it might rain.
  • 过了一会儿,我们在一些白杨树下面找到了一个遮阴的地方。
    Guò le yīhuǐ’er, wǒmen zài yīxiē bái yáng shù xiàmiàn zhǎodàole yīgè zhē yīn dì dìfāng.
    After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.
  • 天气变阴了。
    Tiānqì biàn yīnle.
    The weather turned bad.
  • 小偷在阴暗处躲着。
    Xiǎotōu zài yīn’àn chù duǒzhe.
    The thief lurked in the shadows.
  • 即使是弯树也能遮阴。
    Jíshǐ shì wān shù yě néng zhē yīn.
    Even crooked trees give shade.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 yin1
  • () (fù): mound
  •  (yuè): moon

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 阴

HSK 2 Word List

  • 阴(yīn):  overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia

HSK 6 Word List

  • 阴谋(yīn móu):  plot; conspiracy

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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