How to say “Green” in Japanese

Midori (緑)

Romaji: Midori



Kanji: 緑

In Japanese, green things are often referred to as “blue.” For example, green vegetables such as spinach and Japanese mustard spinach are called “blue vegetables (青菜),” and green apples are called “blue apples (青リンゴ).” A traffic light is one of them, and although it is green, it is called a “blue light(青信号).”

How to say “Green” in Japanese

Midori Iro (緑色)

Meaning: Green color

Sinryoku (新緑)

Meaning: Fresh green

Fukamidori (深緑)

Meaning: Dark green

Ryokucha (緑茶)

Meaning: Green tea


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