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!
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Pronouncing colors in Chinese
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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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