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So what color is 青 really? Blue? Green? Help!

By Confused Laowai | Date: November 30th, 2011 | Category: Language
Such a beautiful display of 青 here hey?

Oh boy. Here we go again with Chinese confusing the hell out of me. Today’s culprit is 青. Yes, that one that appears in 青年 meaning youth. I almost want to make a knee-jerk old timer joke about how confusing the youth are these days, but I’d resist. So, why am I confused about 青, because it seems to represent so many different colors! From “nature’s color” to “blue” to “green” to “greenish black”… heck […]