色 Color

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[顏]色[颜]色[yán]sè
(n) color
In Chinese culture, colors have very important symbolic meanings.

A man in a green hat has a cheating wife. A card in a white envelope means that somebody just died. Knowing the significance of colors in Chinese culture is just as important as knowing the colors themselves.

紅色红色hóngsè
(adj) red
橘色橘色júsè
(adj) orange
橘紅色橘红色júhóngsè
(adj) burnt orange
huáng
(adj) yellow
咖啡色kāfēisè
(adj) brown; coffee color
hēi
(adj) black
绿
(adj) green
lán
(adj) blue