Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Colors: Tea, Mice and Peaches

While not every color in Japanese is named after a thing, as a languages geek and visual person in general I find some of the traditional words fun for the images they present. Today, you can also find modern names based on English words ("pinku" for pink, etc.), but they don't quite have the same flavor as the originals. Some examples:

Cha iro 茶色- Tea color - light brown
Nezumi iro 鼠色- Mouse color - grey
Momo iro 桃色- Peach color - pink

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