顔色

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See also: 顏色 and 颜色

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かお
Grade: 2
いろ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

顔色 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 顏色, hiragana かおいろ, romaji kaoiro)

  1. complexion, the appearance of one's face due to skin color or blood flow
     (かれ)顔色 (かおいろ) ()くない。
    Kare no kaoiro ga yokunai.
    He looks pale [sickly].
  2. facial expression
     (かれ)は、その意見 (いけん) (かん)して、 (わたし)顔色 (かおいろ)をうかがった。
    Kare wa, sono iken ni kanshite, watashi no kaoiro o ukagatta.
    He could tell what I thought of that idea from the look on my face.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.