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Colors in Korean | List of colors in Korean


안녕하세요! Koreanstudyjunkie입니다. Today we're gonna talk about colors in Korean.


Basic Colors List:

빨간색 - red

주황색 - orange

노란색 - yellow

초록색 - green

파란색 - blue

보란색 - purple

분홍색 / 핑크색 - pink

무지개 - rainbow

갈색 - brown (light)

검은색 - black

회색 - grey

하얀색 - white

밤색 - brown (darker than 갈색)

은색 - silver

금색 - gold

남색 - navy blue


How to Describe Things With Colors

The most important thing you'll learn today is - 색 (color). This particle can be dropped when describing a noun, but it can also stay. Either way is correct.


Examples:

빨간 사과 / 빨간색 사과 = red apple

파란 집 / 파란색 집 = blue house

분홍 꽃 / 분홍색 꽃 = pink flowers

하얀 티셔츠 / 하얀색 티셔츠 = white shirt



Dialogue Example:

가: 이 검은색 원피스를 어때요?

A: What do you think about this blue dress? / How about this blue dress?


나: 정말 예쁘다! 잘 어울리네요.

A: This is really pretty! It matches well.


 


*Removing 색 only works for certain colors when modifying nouns, including:


빨간색

노란색

녹색

검은색

파란색

하얀색


For any colors other than these, just attach it before a noun: 분홍색 = Pink

분홍색 셔츠 = pink shirt


Same goes for colors that end with -빛



More Colors:
  • Blood red = 핏빛

  • Burgundy / Crimson = 진홍색

  • Maroon = 고동색

  • Pink = 분홍색 / 핑크색

  • Baby pink = 베이비 핑크

  • Magenta = 자홍색

  • Salmon = 새먼핑크색

  • Ruby / Scarlet = 다홍색

  • Apricot = 살구색

  • Coral = 산호색

  • Peach = 복숭아색

  • Cream = 크림색

  • Gold = 황금색

  • Lemon = 레몬색

  • Emerald = 선녹색

  • Mint = 민트색

  • Navy =  감색

  • Periwinkle =  페리윙클의 파란색

  • Sapphire =  사파이어색

  • Turquoise / Teal / Blueish-green =  청록색

  • Indigo =  쪽빛

  • Lavender / Lilac =  연보라색 

  • Purple =  자주색

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