Multilingual flashcard: Gold (colour)

Gold (colour) in 10 languages with multilingual flashcard number 113. Gold is commonly associated with luxury, riches and treasure. It can give the impression of affluence or elegance, but can also be seen as tacky when overdone.    

Multilingual flashcard: Grey/Gray

Multilingual flashcard 112 – Grey (UK)/ Gray (USA) in 10 languages In Japanese the dictionary usually gives us hai-iro, or ash-coloured, but nezumi-iro (mouse-coloured) is also commonly used in spoken Japanese. Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg

Unique words in other languages

Some people call these ‘untranslatable’ words which is rarely true as everything can be translated, one way or another. However, it often teaches you something about a culture when they have a single word or phrase for a concept that may take a sentence to explain in English. I enjoy how succinct the description is,…

Multilingual flashcard: Turquoise

Multilingual flashcard 110 – Turquoise in 10 languages. This was a difficult one to translate as so many places simply refer to the stone, turquoise, rather than the colour. It reminds me of azure water and silver sand and makes me look forward to summer! One of my favourite colours, also popular with my pupils….

Multilingual flashcard: Black

Multilingual flashcard 109 – the colour black in 10 languages Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg

Multilingual flashcard: White

Multilingual flashcard 108 – the colour white in 10 languages. I had always preferred cream or off-white for walls but my friend recently decorated her house with white floors and ceilings and grey walls. It looks incredible, like something from an interior design magazine. How do you feel about white? Image credits: Sensational Colour and…

Multilingual flashcard: Purple

Multilingual flashcard 106 – Purple in 10 languages. A colour of mystery and power, representing royalty in some cultures, magic in others and mourning in others. Is it your favourite? Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg  

Multilingual flashcard: Blue

Multilingual flashcard 105 – Blue in 10 languages. Blue is consistently one of the most popular colours around the world and across all age groups. It makes us relax and can seem trustworthy when used as a logo for a company. How many of you have some blue in your homes? Image credits: Sensational Colour…