After looking around a few blogs and seeing what's on offer, I've decided to, for at least today, make a 'Word of the Day' posting. Hopefully, I'll have a word in Japanese and a Related word in English. Sometimes the same, sometimes not. Then a question for my beloved readers. So, without further ado:
Japanese Word of the Day is: むらさき
English Word of the Day is: Pigment
Murasaki is the Japanese word for purple. It is a general term for purple/violet as far as I can gather, and it also can refer to a Japanese plant with purple flowers as well. Purple is my favourite colour, and therefore an easy choice for my first Japanese Word of the Day.
Now, as you all definitely know what purple is, let's try something related, but less common. A pigment is a dye or paint used to colour things, or, when referring to the pigment or pigmentation of things, can be used to describe the hues and visual effect of the object in question somewhat more elegantly than saying, "it is purple," for example, "the pigmentation was purple," just like the prose.
Murasaki in a sentence: 私の好きな色がむらさきです。
Watashi no sukina iro ga murasaki desu.
My favourite colour is purple.
Well, thats about it for me today. Tell me in the comment section what your favourite colour is!
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