< Vocabulary 18—Basic Color Names

Vocabulary 18—Basic Color Names

The basic color names in Russian have a one-to-one correspondence to English color names but with one exception. Shades which English speakers describe as kinds of blue Russian speakers divide into “голубой” (sky blue) and “синый” (dark blue).

Spectral colors from red to violet to violet

Shades of grey from white to black

Beige, Brown, and Purple