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Green?

Lauren-B1

Lauren-B1

In the colors section of the second Japanese set, it talks about being green. How green is the first color of spring and a new employee is names a greenhorn. It talks about the greenest buds being the newest. Then it links it to the kanji for blue. Am I missing some connection here? In Japan, are greenhorns really bluehorns? Should the kanji they are teaching supposed to be for green? Are plants in spring a different color?
Oggiedoggy

Oggiedoggy

The short answer is it can be either colour. In older Chinese sometimes even black -_- This list in the first link below is in Chinese but you can still read the characters for each colour and that would be able to translate to Japanese for you. http://hi.baidu.com/haochaoke/blog/item/a563fe6d9f9104fe4316949b.html http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/35613-what-kind-of-color-is-%E9%9D%92/ http://www.chinese-forums.com/index.php?/topic/29443-chinese-colour-words/

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