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Violet

Flower
zǐ luó lán
Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

紫羅蘭 is the Chinese title for the flower we refer to as the violet in English.

Some may call it the gillyflower.

Violet

vaioretto
Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

This is the name Violet in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Violet

English name
wéi ào lì tè
Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

維奧莉特 is the Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the name Violet.

Violet

jǐn
sumire
Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

菫 is the Japanese Kanji for violet.

This can refer to any flower of genus Viola, esp. the Fuji dawn, Viola mandshurica.

This can also be the Japanese name Sumire. 菫 is also commonly written in Katakana as スミレ.

菫 is a variant of Chinese character 堇 (jin3) which has the same meaning.

Purple / Violet

(2 character version)
zǐ sè
murasakiiro
Purple / Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

紫色 is the two-character Chinese, Japanese and old Korean title for the color violet / purple.

The second character basically means "color," so this literally means "violet color."

It's more common to add the "color character" in Asian languages than it is to say "color" after the name of the color in English. Therefore, this is a very natural way to express "violet" in Asian languages.

Purple / Violet

murasaki
Purple / Violet Vertical Wall Scroll

紫 is the single-character Chinese, Japanese and old Korean title for the color violet / purple.

The difference between violet and purple is not really distinguished in Asian languages. However, sometimes a character for "light" is added to the front of this one, which might be closer to the meaning of violet.

Violet Color

gàn
kon
Violet Color Vertical Wall Scroll

紺 is a slightly-rare Chinese and old Korean title for the color violet or purple.

In Japanese, this refers to a very deep blue color.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Violet紫羅蘭
紫罗兰
zǐ luó lán
zi3 luo2 lan2
zi luo lan
ziluolan
tzu lo lan
tzulolan
Violetヴァイオレットvaioretto
Violet維奧莉特
维奥莉特
wéi ào lì tè
wei2 ao4 li4 te4
wei ao li te
weiaolite
wei ao li t`e
weiaolite
wei ao li te
Violetsumirejǐn / jin3 / jinchin
Purple
Violet
紫色murasakiiro
murasakiro
zǐ sè / zi3 se4 / zi se / zisetzu se / tzuse
Purple
Violet
murasakizǐ / zi3 / zitzu
Violet Color
kongàn / gan4 / gankan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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