1. 阴 is the 985th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 68 words.
  4. appears as a component in 1 character.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (town), (moon)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Yin1 - surname Yin
  2. yin1 - overcast (weather)/cloudy/shady/Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang)/negative (electric.)/feminine/moon/implicit/hidden/genitalia

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 阴 (yin1): The component 月 is pronounced as 'yue4'. It has the same pinyin initial.

Example Words:

High Frequency

光阴 (光陰)
阴冷 (陰冷)
阴天 (陰天)
阴影 (陰影)
阴暗 (陰暗)
阴谋 (陰謀)
阴霾 (陰霾)

Medium Frequency

光阴似箭 (光陰似箭)
江阴 (江陰)
阴功 (陰功)
阴差阳错 (陰差陽錯)
阴暗面 (陰暗面)
阴历 (陰曆)
阴森 (陰森)
阴沉 (陰沉)
阴凉 (陰涼)
阴湿 (陰濕)
阴茎 (陰莖)
阴虚 (陰虛)
阴道 (陰道)
阴间 (陰間)
阴阳 (陰陽)
阴险 (陰險)
阴云 (陰雲)
阴郁 (陰鬱)

Appears In:

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Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.