Hello, everyone! Do you know why Chinese people like red? Let Miracle Mandarin tell you:
Red is one of the respected colors in Chinese culture. It embodies the pursuits of Chinese people in both spirit and material aspects. It symbolizes auspiciousness and happiness, which is why many families hang red lanterns during Spring Festival. Most brides wear red clothes and red shoes, and sit on a red palanquin. And the logo of Miracle Mandarin is red, too!
Red also symbolizes smoothness and success. If a person has a good luck, it’s called “走红” (zǒuhóng). If someone is deeply liked by his supervisors, he is called a “红人” (hóngrén), red man. Sharing a partnership’s profits is called “分红” (fēnhóng), and here 红(hóng), means dividends. Red is also used for good looks. When a woman dresses up, we say she is wearing “红妆” (hóngzhuāng) or “red makeup”. “红颜” (hóngyán) refers to a woman’s beautiful face.
However, in western cultures, red often carries negative implications related to fireor blood, and it many symbolize brutality. Examples of this include the red rules of tooth and claw which means rule by carnage and violence and red revenge, meaning bloody revenge. It also symbolizes danger and tension, such as red alert.
Every country has its own color culture. Even in the different place of China, it also has its own color culture. If you want to know more about Chinese culture and Chinese language, please visit our web site: www.miraclemandarin.com