Conversation Practice: The Power of Colour

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May 18, 2017 17:58
Conversation Practice: The Power of Colour
A: What’s your favourite colour? Why do you like it? 
B:I love many colours. As for picking clothes, I prefer to wearing dark colours such dark blue, black and brown because these colours make me look skimmer. Additionally, they are colours of timeless fashion trend. However, I like light colours too. When I drawing or appreciating paintings, I prefer to artistic works with pink, light green, light yellow and light blue. Light colours make me feel warm and dreamlike.
A:What’s auspicious colour in your culture? And what’s ominous colour?
B: According our tradition, red is auspicious colour. So people wear red when they celebrate important days including lunar New Year, wedding, birthday. On contrary, white is inauspicious colour. People wear white clothes in funeral. Elder people might feel unhappy when you wear all white. However, that tradition has changed nowadays. Many people wear white wedding dress now.
A:Do you believe the power of colour?
B: Yes. I believe that colour has power. The power comes from the interpretations people give or itself. When we think of certain colour having certain meaning, we come across that meaning naturally as seeing it. On the other hand, colours do stimulate different senses. For me, blue makes me feel clam, and red make me feel nervous or energetic.


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會話練習:色彩魅力
A:你最喜歡的顏色是什麼?為什麼喜歡?
B:我喜歡很多顏色。如果是挑選衣服,我喜歡暗色系,像是深藍色、黑色、咖啡色,因為這些顏色讓我看起來顯瘦。而且這些顏色比較不退流行。但是,我也喜歡淺色系。當我畫畫或是欣賞畫的時候,我喜歡待有淺粉、淺綠、淺藍等顏色。淺色戲讓我感到溫暖且夢幻。
A:你們文化中吉祥的顏色和不吉祥的顏色各是什麼呢?
B:根據我們的文化傳統,紅色是吉祥的顏色。所以當人們慶祝喜慶之事時會穿著紅衣服,例如過年、結婚或生日。相反地,白色的是不吉利的顏色,在喪禮的時候穿著白衣。如果在老年人面前穿白衣,他們會覺得不大高興。但是這個傳統已經改變了,現在很多人在婚禮上穿著白色的婚紗。
A:你相信顏色有力量嗎?
B:是的。我相信顏色擁有力量。這個力量來自於人們賦予的解讀或是來自於顏色本身。當我們認為某種顏色含有某種意義時,我們看到那種顏色時很自然會想到那個意義。另方面而言,顏色確實能刺激不同的感官。對我來說,藍色讓我感到冷靜,紅色則讓我感到緊張或是很熱血。