Colors

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Icons of Skype, design on your shirt, eyes of your students etc.
Knowing how to call colors in Japanese would always help to break the ice with your first timer students.

目次 (Mokuji) Table of contents

みなさんこんにちは
Hi everyone!

This time, we go over names of colors.
Even without knowing how to direct your students in Japanese during your lessons, you can say names of colors to imply what you want him/her to do.
Also, even outside of your lessons, you may find it interesting to learn basic names of colors in Japanese.

Should you ever have any trouble translating JP ⇔ EN, our dictionary might help.

このページのみかた
How to read this page
あOriginal Japanese expression
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)Pronunciation
クエスチョンマーク (2)Notes

Also, if ever you have trouble understanding Japanese expressions or words in this content, kindly visit our site: weblio dictionary.

Now lets begin!
それではさっそく見てみましょう!

Names of colors
EnglishPronunciation日本語
Pinkpinkuピンク
Redakaあか
Orangeorenjiおれんじ
Yellowkiiroきいろ
Limekimidoriきみどり
Greenmidoriみどり
Skybluemizuiroみずいろ
Blueaoあお
Purplemurasakiむらさき
Whiteshiroしろ
Blackkuroくろ
Note
Note that sometimes you have to make a little adjustment on those nouns we just learned.
Especially when you want to turn them into adjectives.
クエスチョンマーク (2)ao ⇒ aoi
クエスチョンマーク (2)kiiro ⇒ kiiroi
クエスチョンマーク (2)midori ⇒ midorino
クエスチョンマーク (2)aka ⇒ akai
クエスチョンマーク (2)orenji ⇒ orenjino
クエスチョンマーク (2)kuro ⇒ kuroi
クエスチョンマーク (2)kimidori ⇒ kimidorino
As you can see here, words that end with an i tend to have “no” at the end when they become adjectives, while the others require only “i” at the end.
Examples
Please click on the skyblue button.
あ水色のボタンを押してください。
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)mizu iro no botan wo oshite kudasai.
クエスチョンマーク (2)skyblue = “mizuiro”
The theme color of weblio is orange.
あウェブリオのテーマカラーはオレンジです。
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)weblio no te-ma kara- ha orenji desu.
クエスチョンマーク (2)orenji = “orange”
Your face is blue.
あ顔が青いですよ。
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)kao ga aoi desuyo.
クエスチョンマーク (2)blue = “aoi” as an adjective. This is a Japanese expression to say “you look pale.”
He has black eyes.
あ彼は黒い目をしている。
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)kare ha kuroi me wo shiteiru.
クエスチョンマーク (2)black = “kuroi” as an adjective.
Clouds are white.
あ雲は白い。
吹き出しのアイコン15 (2)kumo ha shiroi.
クエスチョンマーク (2)white = “shiroi” as an adjective.

さて、今回のコンテンツはどうでしたか?
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