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Learn The Colors In Mandarin Chinese

Colors in Chinese

YellowOrangeAquamarineBlueNavy blueDark brownWhite
黄 色橙 色海 蓝 宝 石蓝 色海 军 蓝 色暗 棕 色白 色
Huáng sèChéng sèHǎi lánbǎoshíLán sèHǎijūn lán sèÀn zōngsèBái sè
Light blueGoldenGrayBrownPurpleBlackSilver
浅 蓝 色金 色灰 色褐 色紫 色黑 色银 色
Qiǎn lán sèJīn sèHuī sèHé sèZǐ sèHēi sèYín sè
Red Pink Turquoise GreenLight greenViolet Sapphire
紅 色粉 红 色绿 松 石 色绿 色浅 绿 色紫 罗 兰 色蓝 宝 石 色
Hóng sèFěnhóng sè Lǜ sōngshí sèLǜ sèQiǎn lǜ sè Zǐluólán sè Lánbǎoshí sè

NOTES:

Orange color can be called either "Naranja" or "Anaranjado".

If you want to refer to a strong color, you can use the word “ 暗 ” before the color. For example: Dark green — 暗 绿 色 (Àn lǜ sè) Dark red — 暗 红 色 (Àn hóng sè)

If you want to refer to a color with a low shade, you must use the word " 浅 " (qiǎn), for example to say "light blue" or "sky blue" in Chinese language is: " 浅 蓝 色 " (Qiǎn lán sè).

There are few things you must remember whenever you use colors in Chinese.

If you are not exactly sure about what color is the one you are describing, you can use the suffix "ish".

Usually, the name of the color comes after the noun it describes. For example:

I have a purple bathing suit.

我 有 一 個 紫 色 的 游 泳 衣

Wǒ yǒu yīgè zǐsè de yóuyǒng yī.

In the case of the color describes an inherent quality it comes before. For example:

The white snow.

白 色 的 雪

Báisè de xuě

In chinese the colors are always written same form for male and female gender For example:

I have a red candle.

我 有 一 个 红 色 的 蜡 烛

Wǒ yǒu yīgè hóngsè de làzhú

I have a red pants.

我 有 一 个 红 色 的 裤 子

Wǒ yǒu yīgè hóngsè de kùzi


Author: Zoe Mei
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