In such a colorful world, how great it is to know all the colors in Mandarin Chinese!
Colors are important in Chinese learning
With the knowledge of names of colors, children can point to different objects of the color; they can describe the objects and they can make connections of various things they see, use and play with in daily life. Colors in Chinese therefore are super interesting for kids to learn.
There are many colors, the basic colors in Chinese are as below:
Red – 红 hóng
Blue – 蓝 lán
Yellow – 黄 huáng
Green – 绿 lǜ
Purple – 紫 zǐ
White - 白 bái
Orange - 橙 chéng
Pink – 粉红fěnhóng
Grey – 灰 huī
Black – 黑 hēi
Do you know all of these colors in Chinese?
Let’s have a look at some examples of colorful objects:
白花 Báihuā white flower
红鞋 Hóng xié red shoes
蓝蝴蝶 Lán húdié blue butterflies
绿树 Lǜ shù green tree
黄色出租车 Huángsè chūzū chē yellow taxi
紫色皇冠 Zǐsè huángguàn purple crown
黑帽 Hēi mào black hat
橙色气球 Chéngsè qìqiú orange balloon
粉红色小熊 Fěnhóng sè xiǎoxióng pink bear
灰色的伞 Huīsè de sǎn grey umbrella
A Chinese Tongue Twister
Try to twist your tongue with this tricky tongue twister:
凤凰飞 Phoenix Flies
Sentence Examples with Color Words
Nǐ xǐhuān shénme yánsè?
What colors do you like?
Wǒ xǐhuān hóngsè, lán sè hé báisè.
I like red, blue and white.
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