A new vibrant graphic created by Muyueh Lee shows the very distinct differences between how the English language and the Chinese language explain colors. In the graphic on top of the page, the circle on the left shows how many different words there are for colors in the English language. 

And the right circle shows the number of Chinese words for colors. As you can see, there are significantly more words for colors in the English language. 

Below, Muyueh Lee compiled another graphic showing how many words there are for base colors in each language. According to the color graphic, the colors with the most words in Chinese are red, blue, and green. And for English, blue, green, and pink had the most words associated with those hues. 

The innovative study raises some really interesting ideas about language limitations and our own ability to see and know things based on descriptive words. 


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