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There are 10 total results for your dark side search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 anbu / あんぶ (noun - becomes adjective with の) dark side (of nature, town, etc.)



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yīn àn / yin1 an4
yin an
dim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)



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yīn miàn / yin1 mian4
yin mien
shady side; dark side


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 hikaritokage / ひかりとかげ (exp,n) (idiom) rise and fall; ups and downs; shame and glory; bright side and dark side; light and shadow


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 ankokumen / あんこくめん the dark or seamy side



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yīn àn miàn / yin1 an4 mian4
yin an mien
the dark side (of society etc)


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 iyamisu / イヤミス (from イヤな汗 and ミステリー) (See 嫌・いや) iyamisu; mystery fiction subgenre dealing with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature


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 daakusaido / dakusaido / ダークサイド dark side


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 daaku saido / daku saido / ダーク・サイド dark side


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 daakusaido;daaku saido / dakusaido;daku saido / ダークサイド;ダーク・サイド dark side

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 10 results for "dark side" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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