Colors & Appearance in Japanese

Colors & Appearance in Japanese 2017-11-27T08:17:46+00:00

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

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Japanese“.

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Colors

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
明るい
あかるい
akarui
dark
暗い
くらい
kurai
color
color
いろ
iro
colored
colored
色のついた
いろのついた
iro no tsuita
white
white
しろ
shiro
black
black
くろ
kuro
yellow
yellow
黄色
きいろ
kiiro
orange
orange
オレンジ
オレンジ
orenji
red
red
あか
aka
pink
pink
ピンク
ぴんく
pinku
violet
violet
スミレ色
すみれいろ
sumire iro
blue
blue
あお
ao
green
green
みどり
midori
brown
brown
茶色
ちゃいろ
chairo
grey
grey
灰色
はいいろ
hai iro

Appearance & attributes

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
new
新しい
あたらしい
atarashii
old
古い
ふるい
furui
small
小さい
ちいさい
chiisai
large / big
大きい
おおきい
ookii
young
若い
わかい
wakai
kind / pleasant
優しい
やさしい
yasashii
unkind / unpleasant
不親切な
ふしんせつな
fushinsetsu na
patient
患者
かんじゃ
kanjya
tall (When talking about people)
背が高い
せがたかい
segatakai
middle sized (When talking about people)
中くらいのサイズ
ちゅうくらいのさいず
chuukurai no saizu
small (When talking about people)
小さい
ちいさい
chiisai
fat
太った
ふとった
futotta
thin / slim
細い
ほそい
hosoi
nice / pretty
初めまして!
はじめまして!
hajimemashite!
beautiful
美しい
うつくしい
utsukushii
ugly
醜い
みにくい
minikui
ill / sick
病気
びょうき
byouki
healthy
健康な
けんこうな
kenkou na
happy / cheerful
幸せな
しあわせな
shiawase na
sad
悲しい
かなしい
kanashii
sporty
スポーティーな
すぽーてぃーな
supohtie na
ambitioned
志のある
こころざしのある
kokorozashi noaru
intelligent
インテリな
いんてりな
interi na
creative
創造的な
そうぞうてきな
souzouteki na
active
活動的な
かつどうてきな
katsudouteki na
sentimental
センチメンタルな
せんちめんたるな
senchimentaru na
rational
理性的な
りせいてきな
riseiteki na
emotional
感情的な
かんじょうてきな
kanjyouteki na
natural
自然な
しぜんな
shizenna
romantic
ロマンティックな
ろまんちっくな
romanchikku na
nice / amiable
可愛い
かわいい
kawaii
spontaneous
自発的な
じはつてきな
jihatsuteki na
energetic
エネルギッシュな
えねるぎっしゅな
enerugissyu na
stressed (out)
ストレス疲れした
すとれすづかれした
sutoresu zukareshita
relaxed
リラックスした
りらっくすした
rirakkusu shita
frustrated
イライラした
いらいらした
iraira shita
talented
才能のある
さいのうのある
sainou no aru

Questions & phrases

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
彼はどんな感じですか?
かれは、どんなかんじですか?
kare wa donna kanji desuka?
What does she look like?
彼女はどんな感じですか?
かのじょは、どんなかんじですか?
kanojyo wa donna kanji desuka?
What is he like?
彼はどんな人ですか?
かれは、どんなひとですか?
kare wa donna hito desuka?
What is she like?
彼女はどんな人ですか?
かのじょは、どんなひとですか?
kanojyo wa donna hito desuka?

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