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Need Translation help

Postby PPenguin » April 3rd, 2016 2:28 am

Hi all

I just stumbled upon this riddle and I just can't crack it even though it's supposed to be totally easy:

1: すおう
2: あかね
3: ぐんじょう
4: べに

Could some1 give me a translation for this? I'd be grateful, thanks.

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Re: Need Translation help

Postby mmmason8967 » April 3rd, 2016 5:56 pm

It asks which colour is the odd one out and then lists four colours--or, more accurately, the names of four specific shades of colour. The easiest way to find out what colour these shades are is to do a Google image search for them. Since hiragana can be ambiguous, the image search will work better if you search using kanji, which are:-

1: 蘇芳色 ... すおう
2: 茜色 ...... あかね
3: 群青色 ... ぐんじょう
4: 紅色 ...... べに


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Re: Need Translation help

Postby community.japanese » April 14th, 2016 10:07 am


PPenguin san,
If you still have questions, please feel free to ask us again.
Yuki 由紀

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