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    Many of the English words for colors are widely used and understood by almost all Japanese. These are indicated after the slash.

    Note that some Japanese colors are normally suffixed with -iro (色) to distinguish between the color and the object. For example, 茶 cha means "tea", but 茶色 chairo means "tea-color" → "brown".

  • black 黒 / ブラック kuro / burakku
  • white 白 / ホワイト shiro / howaito
  • gray 灰(色) / グレー hai(iro) / gurē
  • red 赤 / レッド aka / reddo
  • blue 青 / ブルー ao / burū
  • yellow 黄(色) / イエロー ki(iro) / ierō
  • green 緑 / グリーン midori / guriin
  • orange 橙 / オレンジ daidai / orenji
  • purple 紫 / パープル murasaki / pāpuru
  • brown 茶(色) / ブラウン cha(iro) / buraun

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