How to Say Yellow in Different Languages

Yellow in Different Languages: Yellow is the color that has a prevailing wavelength of 570– 590 nm between orange and green on the spectrum of visible light. It is a key pigment for subtractive painting or screen-printing schemes. Yellow is a secondary color created from a mixture of red and green at the same level. Yellow became one of the first colors in the prehistoric cave paintings, made of clay, as a yellow ochre pigment.

How to Say Yellow in 88 Different Languages

Different LanguagesWord Yellow
Albaniane verdhe
Basquehoria
Belarusianжоўты
Bosnianžut
Bulgarianжълт
Catalangroc
Croatianžuta boja
Czechžlutý
Danishgul
Dutchgeel
Estoniankollane
Finnishkeltainen
Frenchjaune
Galicianamarelo
GermanGelb
Greekκίτρινος (kítrinos)
Hungariansárga
IcelandicGult
Irishbuí
Italiangiallo
Latviandzeltens
Lithuaniangeltonas
Macedonianжолта
Malteseisfar
Norwegiangul
Polishżółty
Portugueseamarelo
Romaniangalben
Russianжелтый (zheltyy)
Serbianжут (zhut)
Slovakžltá
Slovenianrumena
Spanishamarillo
Swedishgul
Ukrainianжовтий (zhovtyy)
Welshmelyn
Yiddishגעל
Armenianդեղին գույն
Azerbaijanisarı
Bengaliহলুদ
Chinese Simplified黄色 (huángsè)
Chinese Traditional黃色 (huángsè)
Georgianყვითელი
Gujaratiપીળા
Hindiपीला
Hmongdaj
Japanese
Kannadaಹಳದಿ
Kazakhсары
Khmerលឿង
Korean노랑 (nolang)
Laoສີເຫຼືອງ
Malayalamമഞ്ഞ
Marathiपिवळा
Mongolianшар
Myanmar (Burmese)ဝါသော
Nepaliपहेंलो
Sinhalaකහ
Tajikзард
Tamilமஞ்சள்
Teluguపసుపు
Thaiสีเหลือง
TurkishSarı
Urduپیلے رنگ
Uzbeksariq
Vietnamesemàu vàng
Arabicالأصفر (al'asfar)
Hebrewצהוב
Persianرنگ زرد
Afrikaansgeel
Chichewayellow
Hausarawaya
Igboodo
Sesothomosehla
Somalijaalaha ah
Swahilinjano
Yorubaofeefee
Zuluophuzi
Cebuanodalag nga
Filipinodilaw
Indonesiankuning
Javanesekuning
Malagasymavo
Malaykuning
Maorikōwhai
Esperantoflava
Haitian Creolejòn
Latinflavo

The Egyptians used yellow widely in tomb artworks; they generally used either yellow ochre or a brilliant orpiment, but it was made of arsenic and was extremely toxic. The yellow was also believed to be imperishable, immortal and indestructible in ancient Egypt. For their drawings, ancient Romans used yellow, both in gold and in tones of skin.

Because of its clear visibility, yellow was strongly appreciated in the 20th century. Due to the ability to be seen from longer distances and at higher speeds, yellow is the best color to be seen from moving cars. It sometimes replaced red like the color of firetrucks and other emergency personnel and was popular with neon signs, especially in Las Vegas and China, with the most appreciated color in yellow.

Yellow has contrasting meanings as the color of optimism, expectation, and joy. Yellow holds for freshness, pleasure, good-lookingness, honesty, strength, confidence, wisdom, remembrance, knowledge, honor, integrity and joy on the one hand, but cowardice and suffering on the other. Caution, illness and envy can be a bland or dingy color.

The yellow color has an inconsistent and spontaneous appearance. It can often be linked to food and is commonly used in children’s items and in advertisements made specially for children Perceived by people as a childish color yellow is not an attractive color when it comes to selling respectable or affluent men’s products to influential or wealthy men.

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