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