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[かげ()]
kage
noun

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English Meaning(s) for 陰

noun
  1. shade; shadow
  2. behind (something); other side; back
  3. background; behind the scenes; behind someone's back
  4. gloom (in someone's expression, nature, etc.); darkness

Definition and Synonyms for 陰

Rear the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Synonyms: のち, リア, バック, バッグ, , , , 後ろ, 後ろ側, 後列, 後尾, 後押し, 後方, 後衛, 後部, 甲羅, , , 背中, 背後, 背部, 背面, , , 裏側, 裏手, 裏面, , ,
Yin the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
Synonyms: , ,
Dark an unilluminated area
Synonyms: , 暗がり, 暗闇, 暗黒, , , 陰影, 黒闇
Shadowiness relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
Synonyms: かすみ, シェード, シャドー, 冥暗, 小陰, , 影法師, 日陰, 本影, 片陰, 物陰, , , , , 陰り, 陰る, 陰影

Meanings for each kanji in 陰

shade; yin; negative; sex organs; secret; shadow Kanji Details »

Categories 陰 is a member of

Side an extended outer surface of an object
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Rule a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
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Scene the place where some action occurs
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Semidarkness partial darkness
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 陰

Sample Sentences for 陰

People used to laugh at him behind his back.
He is even afraid of his own shadow.
You shouldn't talk about people behind their backs.
They laugh at him behind his back.
Never speak ill of others.

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