Colors & Appearance in Chinese

Colors & Appearance in Chinese 2017-11-27T08:17:30+00:00

This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Chinese. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Chinese (Mandarin)“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear

清除
guāng
qīng chú

dark
hēi
color
color
颜色
yán sè
colored
colored
彩色的
cǎi sè de
white
white
白色
bái sè
black
black
黑色
hēi sè
yellow
yellow
黄色
huáng sè
orange
orange
chéng
red
red
红色
hóng sè
pink
pink
粉红色
fěn hóng sè
violet
violet
紫罗兰色
zǐ luó lán sè
blue
blue
蓝色
lán sè
green
green
绿色
lǜ sè
brown
brown
棕色
zōng sè
grey
grey
灰色
huī sè

Appearance & attributes

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
new
新增功能
xīn zēng gōng néng
old
lǎo
small
xiǎo
large / big
young
年轻
nián qīng
kind / pleasant
善良
愉快
shàn liáng
yú kuài

unkind / unpleasant
不客气
令人不快
bú kè qì
lìng rén bú kuài

patient
耐心
nài xīn
tall (When talking about people)
gāo
middle sized (When talking about people)
中型
zhōng xíng
small (When talking about people)
xiǎo
fat
féi
thin / slim

苗条
shòu
miáo tiáo

nice / pretty
好的
漂亮的
hǎo de
piāo liàng de

beautiful
美丽
měi lì
ugly
chǒu
ill / sick
不舒服
生病
bú shū fú
shēng bìng

healthy
健康
jiàn kāng
happy / cheerful
幸福
快乐
xìng fú
kuài lè

sad
悲伤
bēi shāng
sporty
运动型的
yùn dòng xíng de
ambitioned
想要
xiǎng yào
intelligent
聪明
cōng míng
creative
创意
chuàng yì
active
活跃
huó yuè
sentimental
感伤
gǎn shāng
rational
理性
lǐ xìng
emotional
情感
qíng gǎn
natural
自然
zì rán
romantic
浪漫
làng màn
nice / amiable
好的
和蔼可亲的
hǎo de
hé ǎi kě qīn de

spontaneous
自发性
zì fā xìng
energetic
充满活力
chōng mǎn huó lì
stressed (out)
强调
qiáng diào
relaxed
放松
fàng sōng
frustrated
沮丧
jǔ sàng
talented
有才华
yǒu cái huá

Questions & phrases

EnglishChineseChinese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
他长得什么样子?
tā zhǎng dé shí me yàng zǐ?
What does she look like?
她长得什么样子?
tā zhǎng dé shí me yàng zǐ?
What is he like?
他像是什么?
tā xiàng shì shí me?
What is she like?
她喜欢什么?
tā xǐ huān shí me?

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