Wednesday, August 1, 2012

wǔ yán liù sè 五颜六色

wǔ yán liù sè 五颜六色

multi-colored; every color under the sun

wǔ = 5
yán = face
liù = 6
sè = color, look, appearance

yán sè = color

Originally the term 'color' (yán sè) referred to the color of a person's face before later being adapted to mean color in general.

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