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In this Chinese Speaking and Conversation video lesson, we will learn how to say colors in Chinese. We’ll be practicing sentences in beginner Chinese conversation level, for example, how to use names of colors to describe things and how to talk about colors in Chinese.
Learn how to say colors in Chinese including light colors and dark colors in Chinese, and cold colors and warm colors in Chinese.
There are two ways to say colors in Mandarin Chinese. First is to say the name of one color itself, and the second way is to say the name of one color plus "色(sè)", which means "color".
There are two ways to describe colors in Chinese.
Sometimes when it’s a color in-between two colors, or "mixed colors", for example, greenish blue or blueish green, we can put two colors together and say the following colors:
(Be careful that this doesn’t mean that we can randomly put two colors together to make a new one. Usually phrases to describe these "mixed colors" are already accepted by everyone. And that’s the whole reason we can say these colors in Chinese in the first place.)
When we want to talk about colors in Chinese, the following sentences will come handy: