dan4
insipid; diluted; weak; mild; light in color; tasteless; fresh; indifferent; nitrogen

strokes 11
radical
strokes after radical 8
暗淡 暗淡 an4 dan4
dark; dim (light); dull (color); drab; (fig.) gloomy; bleak

黯淡 黯淡 an4 dan4
variant of 暗淡

白扯淡 白扯淡 bai2 che3 dan4
(coll.) to talk rubbish

惨淡 慘淡 can3 dan4
dark; gloomy; dismal; by painstaking effort

惨淡经营 慘淡經營 can3 dan4 jing1 ying2
to manage by painstaking effort (idiom)

扯淡 扯淡 che3 dan4
to talk nonsense

冲淡 沖淡 chong1 dan4
to dilute

粗茶淡饭 粗茶淡飯 cu1 cha2 dan4 fan4
plain tea and simple food; (fig.) bread and water

淡巴菰 淡巴菰 dan4 ba1 gu1
tobacco (loanword) (old)

淡泊 淡泊 dan4 bo2
living a simple life

淡薄 淡薄 dan4 bo2
thin; light; flagging; faint

淡泊寡味 淡泊寡味 dan4 bo2 gua3 wei4
insipid and tasteless (idiom)

淡泊名利 淡泊名利 dan4 bo2 ming2 li4
not caring about fame and fortune (idiom); indifferent to worldly rewards

淡泊明志 淡泊明志 dan4 bo2 ming2 zhi4
living a simple life as one's ideal (idiom)

淡出 淡出 dan4 chu1
to fade out (cinema); to withdraw from (politics, acting etc); to fade from (memory)

淡淡 淡淡 dan4 dan4
faint; dim; dull; insipid; unenthusiastic; indifferent

淡定 淡定 dan4 ding4
calm and collected; unperturbed

淡光 淡光 dan4 guang1
shimmer

淡喉鹩鹛 淡喉鷯鶥 dan4 hou2 liao2 mei2
(bird species of China) pale-throated wren-babbler (Spelaeornis kinneari)

淡化 淡化 dan4 hua4
to water down; to play down; to trivialize; to weaken; to become dull with time; to desalinate; desalination

淡黄 淡黃 dan4 huang2
light yellow

淡黄腰柳莺 淡黃腰柳鶯 dan4 huang2 yao1 liu3 ying1
(bird species of China) lemon-rumped warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus)

淡灰眉岩鹀 淡灰眉岩鵐 dan4 hui1 mei2 yan2 wu2
(bird species of China) rock bunting (Emberiza cia)

淡季 淡季 dan4 ji4
off season; slow business season; see also 旺季

淡脚树莺 淡腳樹鶯 dan4 jiao3 shu4 ying1
(bird species of China) pale-footed bush warbler (Urosphena pallidipes)

淡颏仙鹟 淡頦仙鶲 dan4 ke1 xian1 weng1
(bird species of China) pale-chinned flycatcher (Cyornis poliogenys)

淡蓝色 淡藍色 dan4 lan2 se4
light blue

淡绿䴗鹛 淡綠鶪鶥 dan4 lv4 ju2 mei2
(bird species of China) green shrike-babbler (Pteruthius xanthochlorus)

淡眉柳莺 淡眉柳鶯 dan4 mei2 liu3 ying1
(bird species of China) Hume's leaf warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

淡漠 淡漠 dan4 mo4
apathetic; indifferent; unsympathetic

淡然 淡然 dan4 ran2
tranquil and calm; indifferent

淡入 淡入 dan4 ru4
to fade in (cinema)

淡色崖沙燕 淡色崖沙燕 dan4 se4 ya2 sha1 yan4
(bird species of China) pale martin (Riparia diluta)

淡水 淡水 dan4 shui3
Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

淡水 淡水 dan4 shui3
potable water (water with low salt content); fresh water

淡水湖 淡水湖 dan4 shui3 hu2
fresh water lake

淡水鱼 淡水魚 dan4 shui3 yu2
freshwater fish

淡水镇 淡水鎮 dan4 shui3 zhen4
Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

淡忘 淡忘 dan4 wang4
to be forgotten; to fade from memory

淡尾鹟莺 淡尾鶲鶯 dan4 wei3 weng1 ying1
(bird species of China) Alström's warbler (Seicercus soror)

淡雅 淡雅 dan4 ya3
simple and elegant

淡妆 淡妝 dan4 zhuang1
light makeup

淡妆浓抹 淡妝濃抹 dan4 zhuang1 nong2 mo3
in light or heavy makeup (idiom)

淡紫䴓 淡紫鳾 dan4 zi3 shi1
(bird species of China) yellow-billed nuthatch (Sitta solangiae)

寡淡 寡淡 gua3 dan4
insipid; bland; indifferent

涵淡 涵淡 han2 dan4
waves

胡扯淡 胡扯淡 hu2 che3 dan4
nonsense; irresponsible patter

君子之交淡如水 君子之交淡如水 jun1 zi3 zhi1 jiao1 dan4 ru2 shui3
a gentleman's friendship, insipid as water (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子)

冷淡 冷淡 leng3 dan4
cold; indifferent

冷淡关系 冷淡關係 leng3 dan4 guan1 xi4
cold relations (e.g. between countries)

浓淡 濃淡 nong2 dan4
shade (of a color, i.e. light or dark)

平淡 平淡 ping2 dan4
flat; dull; ordinary; nothing special

平淡无奇 平淡無奇 ping2 dan4 wu2 qi2
ordinary and mediocre (idiom); nothing to write home about

浅淡 淺淡 qian3 dan4
light (color); pale; vague (feeling)

清淡 清淡 qing1 dan4
light (of food, not greasy or strongly flavored); insipid; slack (sales)

轻描淡写 輕描淡寫 qing1 miao2 dan4 xie3
to sketch in light shades; to play down; to deemphasize (idiom)

疏淡 疏淡 shu1 dan4
sparse; thin; distant

恬淡 恬淡 tian2 dan4
quiet and contented; indifferent to fame or gain

咸淡 鹹淡 xian2 dan4
salty and unsalty (flavors); degree of saltiness; brackish (water)

性冷淡 性冷淡 xing4 leng3 dan4
frigidity

雅淡 雅淡 ya3 dan4
simple and elegant