Last modified on 13 September 2014, at 03:58

黑暗

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (黑暗, reconstructed)
Character (黑), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 德
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 呼北切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/hək̚/ /xək̚/ /xək̚/ /hək̚/ /hək̚/ /xək̚/ /xək̚/
Character (暗), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 覃
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 烏紺切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔʌmH/ /ʔămH/ /ʔᴀmH/ /ʔəmH/ /ʔəmH/ /ɒmH/ /ʔɒmH/

AdjectiveEdit

黑暗

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) dark
    • John 1.5
      光照在黑暗里,黑暗却不接受光。
      Guāng zhào zaì hēiàn lǐ, hēi'àn què bù jiēshòu guāng.
      And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こく
Hyōgaiji
あん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

黑暗 (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 黒暗, hiragana こくあん, romaji kokuan)

  1. absolute darkness
  2. (Buddhism) a complete lack of virtue or wisdom
  3. (color) pure black