What colour is it?どの色ですか

Lesson Target


  • To learn colours in Japanese; and
  • To be able to describe the colours of clothing worn using the correct Japanese verbs.

In this episode you will learn the colours in Japanese and the different verbs used when wearing clothes.

Colours are used to modify noun phrases.  This is just fancy wording that gramerians use that means: adjectives are used to give you more information about nouns.  For example, a red car or a yellow t-shirt. The use of colours in Japanese speech is straight forward, however, it takes a little bit of practice and memorisation.  You don't need to worry about that because after our online practise you will be able to remember the colours.

We will also cover regularly occurring nouns relate in the tutorial to help you memorise and use them. We will stick mainly with nouns relating to articles of clothing.

Below is a table that contains some of the main colours that are used in daily speech.

Table:  Colours in Japanese

COLOUR
KANJI
HIRAGANA

ROMAJI
Yellow
黄色い
きいろ

kiroi
Red
赤い
あかい

akai
Blue
青い
あおい

Aoi
Brown
茶色い
ちゃいろい

Cyairoi
Pink
ピンク
ぴんく

Pink
Black
黒い
くろい

Kuroi
White
白い
しろい

Shiroi
Orange
オレンジ
おれんじ

Orenji
Purple
紫色
むらさき

Murasaki
Green

みどり

Midori


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