Colors in Chinese

Colors are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Chinese. You’ll be surprised how often you use color to describe things on a daily basis. You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color: 我最喜欢的颜色是... Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de yánsè shì.... Or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

After this lesson you’ll be a master of the colors in Chinese!

Pronouncing colors in Chinese

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橙色

chéngsè

orange

黄色

huángsè

yellow

蓝色

lánsè

blue

红色

hóngsè

red

绿色

lǜsè

green

黑色

hēisè

black

褐色

hèsè

brown

粉色

fěnsè

pink

紫色

zǐsè

purple

白色

báisè

white

灰色

huīsè

gray

金色

jīnsè

gold

银色

yínsè

silver

古铜色

gǔtóngsè

bronze

彩色

cǎisè

multi-colored

彩虹

cǎihóng

rainbow

我最喜欢的颜色是...

Wǒ zuì xǐhuān de yánsè shì...

My favorite color is...

Have you noticed that all the above listed words about color end with “sè”? That is the Chinese word for color. In other words, when we describe things with colors, we basically say “____-colored _____”.

You’ve added a whole host of new words to your Chinese vocabulary bank. I hope you enjoyed this lesson!

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