Colors in Japanese

By Donnie | Articles

Okay, this isn’t going to be a very long post, but I definitely think it’s an important. Knowing basic colors are as important as being able to count in a language, it’s one of those basics that you would easily take for granted in your native language. Unfortunately, though, Japanese isn’t my native tongue. I have been here in Japan for far too long not to have a bigger repertoire of colors in my vocabulary, but I need to work on them, so let’s practice our colors, okay?

Red- Aka, 赤 あか
Orange- Daidaiiro, 橙色 だいだいいろ
Yellow- Kiiro, 黄色 きいろ
Green- Midori, 緑 みどり
Light Blue-Mizuiro, 水色 みずいろ
Blue- Ao, 青 あお
Purple/Violet- Murasaki, 紫 むらさき
Black- Kuro, 黒 くろ
White- Shiro, 白 しろ
Gray- Haiiro/ Gurey, 灰色 はいいろ
Pink- Pinku,ピンク ぴんく
Silver- Giniro, 銀色 ぎんいろ
Gold- Kiniro, 金色 きんいろ
Brown- Chairo, 茶色 ちゃいろ

I hope you found this useful. See you next post!!

Donald Ash

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