Colours in English vs Chinese

Here is an interesting post I came across Sploid Gizmodo on how the different culture explain, express and view colour.

Here’s a fascinating visualization created by Muyueh Lee that shows the differences between how the English language and Chinese language each describe colors. On the left, you can see the number of English names for color hues (there’s a lot!) and on the right, the number of Chinese names (there’s a little!).

You can see the top three described colors in English are blue, green and pink vs the most popular colors in Chinese are red, blue and green.

Read the full article here

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