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HSK
dark / darkly / darkness
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variant of
HSK 5
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dark / gloomy / hidden / secret / muddled / obscure / in the dark
HSK 5
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to close (a door) / to eclipse / muddled / stupid / ignorant / variant of
HSK 5
Diablo (video game series)
shadow / umbra
to be secretly in love with
to assassinate
in the dark / in secret / on the sly / surreptitiously
to hint / to suggest / suggestion / hint
HSK 6
to hide / to conceal
dim / dark / overcast / darkness / shadow / (fig.) dismal / gloomy / somber / murky / shadowy (side)
secretly / inwardly
subtle fragrance
dark / dim (light) / dull (color) / drab / (fig.) gloomy / bleak
inwardly / to oneself / secretly
to darken
to make secret inquiries / to investigate in secret
dusky
undercurrent
concealed weapon
dull gray / drab / murky
secretly / inwardly
gloom
lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope / light at the end of the tunnel
to plot against
darkness comes before dawn / things can only get better (idiom)
secret place
secret signal (sign) / countersign / password
secretly / inwardly / on the sly
camera bellows / camera obscura
to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)
to imply / to suggest / to connote / implicit
Dark Ages
acne
the dark side (of society etc)
dark energy (astronomy)
code word
dark and gloomy
darkroom
undercurrent
to hint at / to imply / sth hidden
covert activities (election rigging etc) / under-the-table manipulations / black operations
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret / taking information from all sides
(theater) blackout (e.g. at the end of a scene) / (literary) to be promoted in rank secretly
all black, no daylight (idiom); a world without justice
metaphor
to darken / to become tarnished
think to oneself
to commit to memory / secret mark
attack by a hidden enemy / a stab in the back
magazine / cassette
camera bag (for changing film)
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret / taking information from all sides
underground river
submerged reef (rock)
to cast flirtatious glances at sb (idiom)
lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
hidden loss (finance)
to agree implicitly / of one mind / views coincide without a word exchanged
(poetic depiction of plum blossom)
hidden smile / smirk / to rejoice covertly / secret satisfaction concerning one's evil plans
internal (invisible) injury (damage)
laugh in (up) one's sleeve / snigger / snicker
to renounce the dark and seek the light / to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one
hidden sentry post
dark adaptation
latent menstruation (TCM)
to kill secretly / to stab in the back
built-in lock
to monitor secretly / to spy on
bunker
of great reputation but shallow in knowledge (idiom)
unmentionable disease / a disease one is ashamed of
lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies
unlicensed (unregistered) prostitute
obscure / remaining unenlightened
secret agent / detective
to cast pearls before swine (idiom) / not to get proper recognition for one's talents
blind shaft / winze
submerged sandbank / submerged coral islet
lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu) / fig. to feign one thing while doing another / to cheat under cover of a diversion
underground water channel / covered ditch / culvert
(bird species of China) Japanese white-eye (Zosterops japonicus)
The honest person does nothing underhand (idiom). / fig. Do what you want to do openly and without dissimulation.
inner room
murk / murkiness
dark nebula (visible as a shadow, absorbing light from behind) / absorption nebula
both covert and undercover (officers) keeping watch (idiom)
hidden shoal
black-crowned night heron (Tw)
dull (complexion)
(bird species of China) Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies
(bird species of China) dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis)
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret / taking information from all sides
head spinning and eyes dark (idiom); dizzy / fainting / vertigo
veiled design incised in porcelain or woven in fabric
dismal / somber
(bird species of China) rufescent prinia (Prinia rufescens)

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