Russian Tutorial - Beginner - Introduction to Colours

Introduction to Colours

The seven colours of the rainbow

Let's imagine you need to describe your clothes, your belongings or something else and don't really know how to tell their colours in the right way. It will not happen with you anymore after you will have read this article.

Have you ever seen a rainbow? Sometimes when the sun is shining and it is rainy somewhere at the same time, you can see a rainbow. The sun's light is "white", but the water droplets break it up into seven different colours, always in this order:

Красный (red) , оранжевый (orange), жёлтый (yellow), зелёный (green), голубой (light blue), синий (blue), фиолетовый (violet).

To better remember the above, most Russians use a handy mnemonic sentence:
«Каждый охотник желает знать, где сидит фазан».
“Every hunter wants to know where the pheasant is sitting.”








Colours are the adjectives (they are used to describe people and objects).

All the adjectives listed above are of masculine, singular nominative case.

In the Russian language the ends of adjectives change to agree in gender and in case with the noun they describe. 

  Male Female Neutral Plural
Infintiv голубой голубая голубое голубые
Genitiv голубого голубой голубого голубых
Dativ голубому голубой голубому голубым
Accusative голубой голубую голубое голубых
Instrumental голубым голубой голубым голубыми
Prepositive голубом голубой голубом голубых

Make difference between such a words: (colour, colours) and (flower, flowers).
!Различайте слова:  цвет-цвета     и    цветок-цветы.

А-  Какие твои любимые цветы?
Б-  Васильки. Потому что я люблю синий цвет. А твои?
А-  А я люблю розы. Мой самый любимый цвет-красный.
Б- Да, роза- красивый цветок.
В: А я люблю все цветы и все цвета!

This vocabulary will be useful for you in everyday situations and especially in a flower shop.

Wish you a colourful life! 

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