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Purple / Violet

China
Japan murasaki
Purple / Violet

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.

Purple / Violet

(2 character version)
China zǐ sè
Japan murasakiiro
Purple / Violet

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.

Violet Color

China gàn
Japan kon
Violet Color

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.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin/ zi3
Taiwan tzu
Japanese murasaki / むらさき
Chinese purple; violet; amethyst; Lithospermum erythrorhizon (flowering plant whose root provides red purple dye); Japanese: murasaki
Japanese (1) purple; violet; (2) (kana only) Lithospermum erythrorhizon (species of gromwell); (3) (See 醤油) type of soy sauce; (female given name) Yukari; (female given name) Yuka; (surname, female given name) Murasaki; (surname) Takauji; (female given name) Shiori; (female given name) Akane
Purple, dark red; violet
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Mandarin gàn / gan4
Taiwan kan
Japanese kon / こん
Chinese violet or purple
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) navy blue; deep blue; (surname) Konsaki; (surname, female given name) Kon
A violet or purplish colour, a blend of blue and red; also called紺靑 and紺璢璃, the colour of the roots紺髮 or 紺頂 of the Buddha's hair.
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Mandarin zǐ sè / zi3 se4
Taiwan tzu se
Japanese murasakiiro(p);shishoku / murasakiro(p);shishoku / むらさきいろ(P);ししょく
Chinese purple; violet (color)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) purple; violet; (female given name) Shiiro
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Mandarin liàn / lian4
Taiwan lien
Japanese sendan / せんだん    ouchi / ochi / おうち
Chinese Melia japonica
Japanese (1) (kana only) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) Indian sandalwood (Santalum album); (1) (archaism) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) light purple outside, green inside; purple outside, light purple inside; type of garment layering color scheme, worn in April and May

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese buna / ぶな
Chinese simaroubaceae
Japanese (1) (archaism) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) light purple outside, green inside; purple outside, light purple inside; type of garment layering color scheme, worn in April and May; (surname) Buna

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Mandarin tán / tan2
Taiwan t`an / tan
Japanese mayumi / まゆみ    dan / だん    tan / たん    ibana / いばな    ihana / いはな    inobana / いのばな    inohana / いのはな    inawa / いなわ
Chinese sandalwood; hardwood; purple-red; surname Tan
Japanese (surname, female given name) Mayumi; (surname) Dan; (surname) Tan; (personal name) Ibana; (personal name) Ihana; (personal name) Inobana; (personal name) Inohana; (personal name) Inawa
A hard wood, translit. da, dan. dāna, a giver; donation, charity, almsgiving, bestowing; sandalwood

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Mandarin jiàng / jiang4
Taiwan chiang
Chinese purple-red; capital of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)

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Mandarin zōu / zou1
Taiwan tsou
Chinese purple silk

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Mandarin fēi / fei1
Taiwan fei
Japanese hi / ひ    akai / あかい    aka / あか
Chinese dark red; purple silk
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) scarlet; red; (2) blood; (out-dated kanji) (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (personal name) Hi; (female given name) Akai; (personal name) Aka

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ウベ

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Japanese ube / ウベ Japanese (See 大薯) water yam (Dioscorea alata) (fil: ube); winged yam; purple yam; (personal name) Uwe

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五色

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Mandarin wǔ sè / wu3 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese goshiki;goshoku / ごしき;ごしょく
Chinese multi-colored; the rainbow; garish
Japanese (1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas; five colors

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京紫

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Japanese kyoumurasaki / kyomurasaki / きょうむらさき Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 江戸紫) somewhat reddish purple; (given name) Kyoushi

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内紫

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Japanese uchimurasaki / うちむらさき Japanese (1) purple Washington clam (Saxidomus purpurata); (2) type of pomelo with red-purple flesh

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参薯

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Japanese shinsho;shinsho / しんしょ;シンショ Japanese (kana only) (obscure) (See 大薯) water yam (Dioscorea alata); winged yam; purple yam

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參薯


参薯

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Mandarin shēn shǔ / shen1 shu3
Taiwan shen shu
Chinese Dioscorea alata (Kinampay or aromatic purple yam, a sweet root crop)
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大紫

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Japanese oomurasaki;oomurasaki / おおむらさき;オオムラサキ Japanese (1) giant purple butterfly (species of nymphalid butterfly, Sasakia charonda); (2) Rhododendron oomurasaki (species of purple azalea); (surname) Oomurasaki

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大薯

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Japanese daijo;daijo / だいじょ;ダイジョ Japanese (kana only) water yam (Dioscorea alata); winged yam; purple yam

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巨峰

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Mandarin jù fēng / ju4 feng1
Taiwan chü feng
Japanese kyohou / kyoho / きょほう
Chinese Kyoho (grape type)
Japanese (1) gigantic peak; (2) kyoho grape; large purple-black slip-skin grape variety, like Concord grapes; (given name) Kohou; (female given name) Kyohou

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浅紫

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Japanese asamurasaki / あさむらさき Japanese light purple

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深紫

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Japanese fukamurasaki / ふかむらさき Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) deep purple

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溝萩

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Japanese mizohagi / みぞはぎ    misohagi / みそはぎ Japanese (kana only) Lythrum anceps (species of loosestrife closely related to purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria)

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濃紫

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Japanese komurasaki / こむらさき Japanese dark purple

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田薯

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Japanese densho;densho / でんしょ;デンショ Japanese (kana only) (obscure) (See 大薯) water yam (Dioscorea alata); winged yam; purple yam

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禊萩

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Japanese mizohagi / みぞはぎ    misohagi / みそはぎ Japanese (kana only) Lythrum anceps (species of loosestrife closely related to purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria)

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紅紫

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Japanese koushi;benimurasaki / koshi;benimurasaki / こうし;べにむらさき Japanese crimson and purple; red-purple; magenta; (female given name) Koushi

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紅芋

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Japanese beniimo;beniimo / benimo;benimo / べにいも;ベニイモ Japanese (1) (See 大薯) purple yam; water yam (Dioscorea alata); winged yam; (2) (See 紫芋) purple fleshed sweet potato (any one of several different such); (3) (kana only) (See 芋貝) Conus pauperculus (species of cone shell)

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紫微

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Japanese shibi / しび Japanese (abbreviation) (See 紫微垣) Purple Forbidden Enclosure (group of constellations in the northern sky associated with the emperor)

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紫斑

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Mandarin zǐ bān / zi3 ban1
Taiwan tzu pan
Japanese shihan / しはん
Chinese bruise
Japanese purple spot

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紫晶

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Mandarin zǐ jīng / zi3 jing1
Taiwan tzu ching
Chinese amethyst (purple crystalline silicon dioxide)

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紫氣

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Mandarin zǐ qì / zi3 qi4
Taiwan tzu ch`i / tzu chi
Chinese purple cloud (auspicious portent in astrology)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Purple
Violet
murasakizǐ / zi3 / zitzu
Purple
Violet
紫色murasakiiro
murasakiro
zǐ sè / zi3 se4 / zi se / zisetzu se / tzuse
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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