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color; to paint
Kanji 1290

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Synopsis

Knowing 彩, you can discuss color in artwork, saying things like “Using watercolors, he made strokes with an almost vertical brush.” Aside from art contexts, 彩 helps you talk about brilliance and vividness, saying, for instance, “The newcomer’s work is remarkably brilliant,” “He seems really depressed and lifeless today,” and “He has stood out since his school days.“ 

Revision History:

Aug. 9, 2019: p. 2: Removed the sentence about the grandfather and the carp because it wasn’t a very natural use of the keyword 彩り.

June 14, 2019 : Originally published.

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Cover of essay 1290 on 彩, titled "Flying Colors"
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