Japanese Colors

Colors in Japanese are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Japanese. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis. You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color - Watashi no sukinairo wa ... desu! (私の好きな色は ...です!). Or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

After this lesson you’ll be a master of Japanese colors! Let’s get started!

How to pronounce Japanese colors

いろ

Iro

color

オレンジ

オレンジ

Orenji

orange

きいろ

黄色

Ki-iro

yellow

あお

Ao

blue

あか

Aka

red

みどり

Midori

green

くろ

Kuro

black

ちゃいろ

茶色

Cha-iro

brown

ピンク

ピンク

Pinku

pink

むらさき

Murasaki

purple

しろ

Shiro

white

はいいろ

灰色

Hai-iro

gray

きんいろ

金色

Kin-iro

gold

ぎんいろ

銀色

Gin-iro

silver

ぶろんずいろ

ブロンズ色

Buronzu-iro

bronze

たしょくの

多色の

Tashokuno

multi-colored

にじ

Niji

rainbow

​You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color  - 

わたし の すきないろは ... です!

私の好きな色は ... です!

Watashi no sukinairo wa ... desu!

My favorite color is ... !

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

Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!

Sayōnara!

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Sayaka Matsuura
Rocket Japanese