Commonly Mispronounced Modern Color Names

Commonly Mispronounced Modern Color Names

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I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the colorful festivities around you.

It’s hard to imagine our lives in black and white. रंगों की हमारी दुनिया में एक अलग ही जगह है। Colors make everything look vibrant and beautiful.

Now, we are all familiar with the rainbow colors, the VIBGYOR which are:
Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red.
पर रंगों की सीमा सिर्फ सतरंगी rainbow तक ही नही है।
You must have encountered some weird and new color names either in a make-up shop or in a designer boutique. इन सभी modern colors के नाम pronounce करने में कभी कभार tricky हो सकते हैं।
Well, let’s hope not anymore.

आइये आज सीखते हैं कुछ नए और अलग colors के नाम:

FUCHSIA
ORIGIN: Modern Latin
It’s a bright, purplish-red color. It’s inspired by the evening primrose flower having different shades of purple and pink.

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TURQUOISE
ORIGIN: Old French

greenish blue or bluish green color that comes from the semi-precious stone.

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BEIGE
ORIGIN: French
A very light brown or light grey with a brownish tinge.

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CRIMSON
ORIGIN: Old Spanish or French
It’s a rich deep red color that has a hint of purple.

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CYAN
ORIGIN: Greek
Again, it’s a shade of blue color with a hint of green. 

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MAROON
ORIGIN: Greek
A dark brownish-red color in which brown overpowers the shades of red.

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DANDELION
ORIGIN: Medieval English
A shade of yellow color that is taken from the daisy flower with the same name.

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EMERALD
ORIGIN: Old French/Latin
A bright green colour inspired from the precious stone Emerald.

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MAUVE
ORIGIN: French
pale bluish purple colour. 

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AQUAMARINE
ORIGIN: Latin
An oceanic shade of blue with a mixture of green and blue. Aquamarine is also a gemstone.

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Hopefully, you all learned something and won’t be scratching your heads when you hear these names in the future.

Read the blog ‘COLOR-FULL Idioms and Phrases‘ and learn more about uses of colors in the English language.

To improve your vocabulary, download our app HinKhoj and Namaste English.

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