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色 Color

[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 lǜ (adj) green
lán (adj) blue